The West Side Placer is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.32972, -117.23417
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West Side Placer MRDS details
Primary: West Side Placer
Secondary: Gold Pirate Placer
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1924
Discovery Year: 1924
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
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: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Development): PLACER GOLD PRODUCTION WAS REPORTED IN 1924, 1935 AND 1939
Comment (Workings): SMALL
Comment (Geology): THE GOLD RECOVERED IN 1924 WAS 756 FINE AND PRESUMABLY DERIVED FROM THE GOLD-LODE DEPOSITS BY EROSION.
Comment (Deposit): THE SMALL WORKINGS ARE TO THE WEST OF THE GOLD DOME MINE PLACER GOLD PRODUCTION WAS REPORTED IN 1924, 1935, AND 1939.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON M.G. (1973) PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA, USGS BULL 1356
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973
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.