The Unnamed Prospects is a silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.44972, -118.31083
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Unnamed Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Prospects
District: Mountain Wells (La Plata)
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Workings): THESE WORKINGS EXPLORE QUARTZ VEINS IN PHYLLITE AND SLATE NEAR CONTACTS WITH GRANODIORITE PLUTONS. RECENT SAMPLING INDICATES LITTLE ORE. THE DISTRICT DID PRODUCE SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF SILVER, BUT FOR WANT OF ORE THE MILLS WORKED SPORADICALLY. MOST OF THE ORE WAS FOUND AT OR NEAR THE SURFACE.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R.C., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 83
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA 1947: NBMG FILES
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.