The Hard Times Claim is a silver and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,299 feet.
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Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.5625, -117.13083
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Hard Times Claim MRDS details
Primary: Hard Times Claim
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1942
Discovery Year: 1941
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral 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
Description: Golconda Thrust Fault
Description: Virgin Fault Zone And Related N-S Faults
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Deposit): A SHAFT WAS SUNK ON THE FAULT ZONE, ABOUT 98 FT. DEEP, AND DRIFTS WERE RUN TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH FROM THE SHAFT, ENCOUNTERING PB-AG ORE OF GOOD GRADE, BUT NO SHIPMENTS WERE MADE. ORE WAS SHIPPED IN 1941 & 1948 FROM THE SHAFT DUMP AND FROM A SURFACE CUT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): ADJOINS BLOSSOM (BUENA VISTA) CLAIMS TO NORTH
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION WAS FROM 156 TONS ORE MINED IN 1941 AND 1948, INCLUDING 26 OZ. AU.
Comment (Development): ORE WAS SHIPPED IN 1941 AND 1948 FROM THE DUMP AND A SURFACE CUT
Comment (Workings): SHAFT, DRIFTS, SURFACE CUTS
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
Reference (Production): ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965.
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.