The Wolverton Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.36972, -118.06444
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Wolverton Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Wolverton Prospect
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Location): 1 MI SOUTH OF LANSING PROSPECT
Comment (Deposit): VEIN AT CONTACT OF RHYOLITE DIKE CUTTING TRACHYTE
Comment (Deposit): THIS DEPOSIT IS ASSOCIATED WITH A LARGE RHYOLITE DIKE CUTTING TRACHYTE COUNTRY ROCK. THE TRACHYTE OCCURS IN HEAVY FLOWS THAT DIP GENTLY TO THE NORTHEAST. IT IS FREELY INTRUDED BY DIKES AND SHEETS OF RHYOLITE AND BY DIKES OF APLITE. THE APLITE IN PLACES FORMS VERY SHARP CONTACTS WITH THE TRACHYTE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F. C., UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA, 1947: NBMG FILE
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.