The Triplett Gulch Placer is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.30611, -116.69722
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Triplett Gulch Placer MRDS details
Primary: Triplett Gulch Placer
District: Bullion District
Owner Name: Triplett Gulch Mines, Inc.
Years: 1940 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1939
Discovery Year: 1939
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
Form: BLANKET, STRATIFORM
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): THE PROPERTY IS MADE UP OF 9 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. THE TRIPLETT GULCH MINES INC. OPERATED A WASHING PLANT IN 1940. THEY HANDLED 120,000 CUBIC YARDS OF GRAVEL WHICH YIELDED 1,627 OZ OF AU AND 160 OZ OF AG FOR AN AVERAGE VALUE OF 49 CENTS PER CUBIC YARD. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Production): 120,000 CU. YDS. GRAVEL YIELDED 1,627 OZ AU. AND 160 OZ AG. FOR AN AVERAGE VALUE OF 49 CENTS/CU. YD. 1939 GRAVELS RAN $2.00/CU. YD.
Comment (Development): 9 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. TRIPLETT GULCH MINES, INC. OPERATED A WASHING PLANT IN 1940. THEY PROCESSED 120,000 CU. YDS. OF GRAVEL AVERAGING 49 CENTS/CU. YD.
Comment (Deposit): ALLUVIAL GRAVELS-PLACER DEPOSIT
Comment (Workings): WASHING PLANT IN 1940
Comment (Geology): THE PLACER MATERIAL IS CHIEFLY SAND AND SOIL CONTAINING A SMALL PROPORTION OF ANGULAR ROCK FRAGMENTS. DEPTH OF THE ALLUVIUM RANGES FROM 1 TO 12 FEET. AVERAGE VALUE OF DRY WASHED MATERIAL IN 1939 WAS $2 CU/YD.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, J.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.