The Box Canyon Placer Deposits is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,899 feet.
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Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.51889, -117.11444
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Box Canyon Placer Deposits MRDS details
Primary: Box Canyon Placer Deposits
Secondary: Blue Jacket
Secondary: Gold Dollar
Secondary: Golden Link
Secondary: Grand View
Secondary: Pay Day
Secondary: Gold Eagle
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: Private
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.
Owner Name: Madsen, F. C.
Years: 1937 - 1942
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1910
Discovery Year: 1909
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
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: Placer Au-PGE
Form: BLANKET, CHANNELS, VALLEY FILL
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: GOLD IS 858 TO 874 FINE
Comment (Deposit): THE PLACER DEPOSITS IN MOST OF THE MAJOR CANYONS DRAINING THE DISTRICT HAVE YIELDED GOLD EACH YEAR SINCE DISCOVERY; THE MOST PRODUCTIVE PERIODS WERE 1913-22, 1932-39, AND 1947-55. BOX CANYON PLACER DEPOSITS WERE DISCOVERED ABOUT 1909. FIRST PRODUCTION WAS 38.34 OZ IN 1910 BY C. MILLER FROM THE GRANDVIEW CLAIMS. THE MANY CLAIMS ARE TREATED COLLECTIVELY HERE. MAJOR PRODUCTION WAS BY F.C. MADSEN 1937-1942. PRODUCTIVE PART OF THE CANYON EXTENDED FROM ABOUT THE 5900 FT CONTOUR DOWN TO THE 5500 FT. CONTOUR. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): PLACER; MOST PRODUCTIVE PART OF THE CANYON EXTENDED FROM ABOUT THE 5900 FOOT CONTOUR DOWN TO THE 5500 FT. CONTOUR.
Comment (Geology): PLACER CHANNEL IS 30-50 FT. WIDE AT WIDEST PART NEAR THE MINNIE MINE, AND NARROWS UP & DOWN THE CANYON
Comment (Location): IN BOX CANYON FROM 5500 TO 5900 FT ELEVATION
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION IS FOR 1910-1951, TOTAL FOR ALL BOX CANYON CLAIMS
Comment (Development): MANY CLAIMS TREATED COLLECTIVELY HERE. FIRST PRODUCTION WAS 38.34 OZ IN 1910 BY C. MILLER FROM THE GRANDVIEW CLAIMS. THE MAJOR PRODUCTION WAS BY F.C. MADSEN FROM 1937-1942
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MAKEE, T.H. AND STAGER, H.K. 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEV.: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B.
Reference (Production): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977.
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.