The Yorhees Oil Wells is a uranium mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.61333, -116.88361
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Yorhees Oil Wells MRDS details
Primary: Yorhees Oil Wells
District: North Battle Mountain Area
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Stratabound
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
Name: Sand and Gravel
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): RADIOACTIVE BLACK SANDS REPORTED AT DEPTHS OF 58 TO 89 FEET
Comment (Geology): RADIOACTIVE BLACK SANDS ARE REPORTED AT DEPTHS OF 58 TO 89 FEET
Comment (Deposit): THE OCCURRANCE IS LOCATED WITHIN 100 FEET OF HIGHWAY 40. NEAR THE LANDER COUNTY AIRPORT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE L.J. (1973) RADIOACTIVE MINERAL OCCURENCES IN NEVADA, N.B.M. BULL 81.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER H.K. (1977) GELOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 192, REFERENCE NO. 3201500186
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.