The Philadelphia Canyon Placer is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,499 feet.
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Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.51861, -117.10167
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Philadelphia Canyon Placer MRDS details
Primary: Philadelphia Canyon Placer
Secondary: Bannock Placer
Secondary: Eva.B., May Bee June Bug and Maine Claims, Pactolus, Wabash,
Secondary: And Valley View Claims
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.
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1909 RESULTING IN A BOOM PERIOD OF GOLD PLACER ACTIVITY IN THE DISTRICT. CLAIMS EXTENDED UP PHILADELPHIA CANYON AND ON THE FAN GRAVELS BELOW BANNOCK. WORKINGS IN CANYON WERE NOT HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE DUE TO THE GREAT DEPTH OF THE GRAVELS. A SHAFT NEAR BANNOCK REACHED BEDROCK AT ABOUT 119 FEET. MOST PRODUCTIVE YEARS WERE 1913-1922 AND 1932-1939 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): PHILADELPHIA CANYON AND FAN BELOW BANNOCK
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION IS FOR ALL PHILADELPHIA CANYON PLACERS, 1910-1940.
Comment (Development): DISCOVERY LED TO A BOOM PERIOD OF PLACER GOLD ACTIVITY IN THE DISTRICT. MOST PRODUCTIVE YEARS WERE 1913-1922 AND 1932-1939.
Comment (Workings): PITS, SHAFTS
Comment (Geology): GRAVEL ON BEDROCK IS REPORTED TO BE OF GOOD GRADE
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): THOMAS, C.S., 1909, BANNOCK, NEVADA: MIN. & SCI. PRESS, VOL P. 820
Reference (Production): ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE E.H., AND STAGER H.K., 1977; GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY NEVADA: NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 88
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.