The American Canyon Divide Prospect is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,348 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: 6,348 Feet (1,935 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.30889, -118.14667
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American Canyon Divide Prospect MRDS details
Primary: American Canyon Divide Prospect
Secondary: American Passmine ?
District: Spring Valley 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: Occurrence
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
Description: Normal Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Some Argillization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS
Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS ARE LESS THAN 5 CM TO 1M THICK. SEVERAL NORMAL FAULTS OFFSET VEINS MORE THAN 3 METERS. SILVER REPORTED FROM SPARSE MINERALS ASSOCIATED WITH GALENA.
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ VEINS ARE LESS THAN 5 CM TO 1 METER THICK. SEVERAL NORMAL FAULTS OFFSET VEINS MORE THAN 3 METERS. SILVER REPORTED FROM SPARSE MINERALS ASSOCIATED WITH GALENA, BUT THE MINERALIZATION IS SUB-ECONOMIC IN 1914.
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P. G., 1978, GEOLOGY & 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): SCHRADER, F. C., 1914, THE ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA; USGS BULL. 580-M
Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1969, MAP GQ-820
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.