The Florence is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,299 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: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.40944, -116.91750
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Florence MRDS details
Secondary: Big Florence
Secondary: Horse Canyon
Secondary: North Side
Secondary: Gold Reef
District: Lewis 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Roberts Mountains Thrust; Whisky Canyon Thrust
Description: Yankee Dip-Slip Fault; Laramide Faulting
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Propylitic, Sericitic, Chloritic.
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Analytical Data: UP TO 22 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: REPORTEDLY, 2-4 OZ/TON AU
Comment (Workings): 4 PITS, 180-FOOT TUNNEL
Comment (Geology): QUARTZITE IS BLUISH-GREY. VEINS LESS THAN 2 FEET THICK, FIVE PARALLEL VEINS, BANDED; SOME DISSEMINATED SULPHIDES.
Comment (Deposit): THIS AREA WAS DESCRIBED BY SCHRADER (1934) FROM A 1930 VISIT, AT WHICH TIME WORK WAS BEING DONE BY J. ADLER AND G. FELDMAN. MADRID VISITED THIS SITE AS PART OF HIS THESIS PROJECT AND ALSO NOTED VISIBLE GOLD AND ABUNDANT SULPHIDES.
Comment (Location): IN HORSE CANYON APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES EAST OF MOUTH ON SOUTH-FACING RIDGE ON WEST FLANK OF SHOSHONE RANGE. UTM LOCATION IS EASTERN ADIT LABELLED 'MINES' ON CRIPPEN CANYON TOPO.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): LESS THAN $5000 WORTH OF ORE.
Comment (Deposit): MADRID STATED THAT FRACTURES STRIKE NW AND DIP SW.
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M231424, M231425 & M231426, WHICH HAVE BEEN DELETED. (NOTE, ALTHOUGH EARLIER RECORDS INFERRED THAT THIS WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS MILL CREEK (UNKNOWN MRDS RECORD), THAT IS NOT THE CASE. MILL CREEK IS IN MILL CANYON SOUTH OF HORSE CANYON AND REFERRED TO BY EMMONS (1910).)
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88, PART II.
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1934, THE MCCOY MINING DISTRICT AND GOLD VEINS IN HORSE CANYON, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS INFO. CIRC. 10.
Reference (Deposit): MADRID, R. ,1990, PERSONAL COMM.
Reference (Deposit): EMMONS, W.H., 1910, A RECONNAISSANCE OF SOME MINING CAMPS IN ELKO, LANDER AND EUREKA COUNTIES, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 408.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): STAGER (1977)
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.