The Unnamed Prospect is a mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.0825, -118.70056
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Unnamed Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Prospect
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: TWO SAMPLES FROM DUMP CONTAIN 8.1 AND 1.79 PPM AU AND 100 PPM AG
Comment (Workings): AN INCLINED SHAFT EXPLORES ALTERED RHYOLITIC TUFF NEAR THE CONTACT WITH A DACITE PORPHYRY DIKE. THE TUFF IS BLEACHED AND SILICIFIED, AND SOME OF THE DUMP MATERIAL IS STAINED WITH IRON OXIDES. TWO SAMPLES OF ALTERED TUFF COLLECTED FROM THE DUMP CONTAINED 8.1 AND 1.79 PPM GOLD AND 100 PPM SILVER EACH. THE HIGHER GOLD VALUE WAS FOUND IN THE IRON-STAINED ROCK. (WILLDEN AND SPEED, P 75)
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD AND SPEED, RC, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 83
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.