The Limerick Gold Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,768 feet.
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Elevation: 6,768 Feet (2,063 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.29222, -118.15750
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Limerick Gold Mine MRDS details
Primary: Limerick Gold Mine
Secondary: Rochester Merger Mines
District: Rochester 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
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
Description: Sheared Zone
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitized, Oxidized
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Geology): GOLD IN FINE PARTICLES.
Comment (Deposit): THE MINE PREDATES ROCHESTER SILVER DISCOVERY BY SEVERAL YEARS, AND IS WITHIN 1 KM OF THE LARGE WEST VEIN OUTCROPS OF THE ROCHESTER MINES. MINE IS OPENED MAINLY BY A 90 FOOT INCLINE OF 15 DEG WHICH EXTENDS N20W ALONG TWO OR MORE ORE-BEARING LAYERS OF BRECCIA COMPOSED OF QUARTZ & RHYOLITE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Development): NO APPARENT ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Deposit): GOLD IN FINE PARTICLES IN 2 OR MORE ORE-BEARING BYERS OF BRECCIA COMPOSED OF QUARTZ & RHYOLITE.
Comment (Workings): THE MINE IS OPENED MAINLY BY A 90-FT INCLINED SHAFT OF 15 DEG THAT EXTENDS N 20 DEG W ALONG 2 OR MORE ORE-BEARING LAYERS
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F. C., 1914, ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEAVADA: IN USGS BULL. 580
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P. G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: PH.D. THESIS STANFORD UNIV.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 1984, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION
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.