The Topsy Claim is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,699 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.45667, -116.88750
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Topsy Claim MRDS details
Primary: Topsy Claim
District: Lewis District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Roberts Mtns Thrust (At Depth), Leis (Whiskey Canyon) Thrust
Description: Yankey Fault-Vein; Other Laramide Faults, Nne&Nw.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Propylitic, Sericitic.
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Comment (Production): $5,000 TO $100,000 WORTH, CHIEFLY AG
Comment (Geology): BECAUSE OF ITS PROXIMITY TO MAIN BETTY O'NEAL CLAIMS, MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY ARE INFERRED
Comment (Deposit): THIS IS ONE OF THE LESSER-DEVELOPED BETTY O'NEAL CLAIMS, CURRENTLY BEING EXPLORED BY NORANDA, CO. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEV; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 88, TART I
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.