The Oriole Claims is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,650 feet.
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Elevation: 6,650 Feet (2,027 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.55361, -117.12389
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Oriole Claims MRDS details
Primary: Oriole Claims
Secondary: Yellow Boy Claims
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Chagnon, F.
Years: 1930 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1935
Discovery Year: 1930
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: Dewitt Thrust Fault
Description: N-S Trending Faults
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Location): ON DIVIDE BETWEEN COPPER CANYON AND GALENA CANYON
Comment (Production): ONE ORE SHIPMENT IN 1935 CONTAINED 0.49 OZ/TON AU; 5.7 OZ/TON AG IN 35 TONS ORE.
Comment (Deposit): FAULT ZONE; BRECCIATION
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW WORKINGS PARTLY CAVED IN 1951
Comment (Deposit): LOCATED BY F. CHAGNON IN 1930. SHALLOW WORKINGS WERE PARTLY CAVED IN 1951 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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 (Deposit): 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.