The Copper Basin Fan Placer is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,299 feet.
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Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.60333, -117.04361
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Copper Basin Fan Placer MRDS details
Primary: Copper Basin Fan Placer
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: Natomas Co
Years: 1946 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1946
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): IN 1946, NATOMAS CO. EXPLORED THE FAN AT THE MOUTH OF LONG CANYON JUST BELOW COPPER BASIN, BY DRILLING. A LARGE VOLUME OF LOW-GRADE GRAVEL WAS FOUND, WITH CHANNELS OF HIGHER GRADE MATERIAL, BUT IT WAS NOT ECONOMIC TO MINE IT AT THAT TIME WITH GOLD AT $35.00 AN OUNCE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): MOUTH OF LONG CANYON
Comment (Deposit): PLACER; FANGRAVLES, CHANNELS
Comment (Geology): FAN DEPOSITS AND CHANNEL DEPOSITS.
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF PAPER 459-B
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.