The Forvilly Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,401 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: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.29306, -118.20306
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Forvilly Mine MRDS details
Primary: Forvilly Mine
District: Rochester District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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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
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): JUST SOUTH OF AND ADJACENT TO LINCOLN HILL MINE
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): TWO VEINS LIE ABOUT 20 FT APART. SOUTHEAST VEIN IS 3 FT WIDE AND NORTHWEST ONE IS WIDER. QUARTZ IN VEIN IS VUGGY OR POROUS IN PLACES.
Comment (Workings): OPENED MAINLY BY TWO 40-FT SHAFTS.
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ IN VEIN IS VUGGY OR POROUS IN PLACES
Comment (Deposit): OPENED MAINLY BY TWO 40-FT SHAFTS. ONE ON EACH OF TWO VEINS WHICH LIE ABOUT 20 FEET APART. SOUTHEAST VEIN IS 3 FEET WIDE AND NORTH WEST VEIN IS WIDER. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F. C., 1915, ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA: IN USGS BULL.580
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 14 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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.