The Red Top Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,601 feet.
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Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.41722, -116.46833
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Red Top Mine MRDS details
Primary: Red Top Mine
Secondary: Maysville Mine
District: Hilltop District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1882
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
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Comment (Location): IN MAYSVILLE CANYON, ON EASTSIDE; LATITUDE-LONGITUDE VALUES CALCULATED FROM TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION; 1:62500 QUADRANGLE MAP IS A 1949 EDITION
Comment (Development): PROSPECTORS DISCOVERED GOLD IN MAYSVILLE CANYON IN 1892.
Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IS ABOUT 2 FT WIDE. QUARTZ AND PYRITE ARE BANDED. QUARTZ AND SULFIDES ARE CRUSED, PULVERIZED WITH QUARTZITE.
Comment (Workings): FOUR ADITS WITH A TOTAL OF ABOUT 5000 FT OF WORKINGS
Comment (Geology): VEIN IS ABOUT 2 FEET WIDE; QTZ AND PYRITE ARE BANDED; QTZ AND SULPHIDES ARE CRUSHED, PULVERIZED, WITH QUARRTZITE
Comment (Deposit): PROSPECTORS DISCOVERED GAD IN MAYSVILLE CANYON IN 1882. IN 1890'S A CHILEAN MILL AND 4 AMALGAMATING PANS WERE PLACED IN KRUN CANYON BELOW THE MINE TO TREAT THE ORE, BUT NO PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE AVILABLE. PROPERTY WAS LEASED IN THE 1930'S WITH SPORADIC SHIPMENTS OF HIGH-GRADE ORE. 4 ADITS IN 1930'S WITH A TOTAL OF ABOUT 5000 FT. IN WORKINGS. PATENTED CLAIM
Reference (Deposit): EMMONS, W.H., 1910, RECONNAISSANCE OF SOME MINING CAMPS IN NEVADA; USGS BULL. 408
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O, 1939, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO, NEV; USBM INFO CIRC 7043
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEV; NEV BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 88, PT II
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.