The Mill Gulch is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.31306, -116.67972
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Mill Gulch MRDS details
Primary: Mill Gulch
Owner Name: Mill Gulch Placer Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1935
Discovery Year: 1935
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
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: CHANNELS, BLANKET
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1930'S
Comment (Production): A LITTLE SCHEELITE ACCOMPANIED THE AU BUT THERE IS NO RECORD OF THE QUANTITY RECOVERED OR IF ANY PRODUCTION WAS SOLD
Comment (Development): MILL GULCH PLACER MINING CO. PURCHASED AND LOCATED A LARGE NUMBER OF CLAIMS. IN THE 1930'S, THIS MINE WAS ACTIVE IN THE LATE 1930'S.
Comment (Deposit): STREAM GRAVELS CONTAINING GOLD, ELECTRUM AND A LITTLE SCHEELITE
Comment (Geology): MILL GULCH IS A SHALLOW RAVINE SEVERAL MILES LONG AND 200-300 FEET WIDE. DEPTH TO BEDROCK AVERAGES ABOUT 30 FEET. GOLD IS BOTH FINE (Z920) AND COARSE, A LITTLE SCHEELITE IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GOLD.
Comment (Deposit): THE MILL GULCH PLACER MINING CO. PURCHASED AND LOCATED A LARGE NUMBER OF CLAIMS IN THE TENABO AREA IN THE 1930'S. THE MINE WAS ACTIVE DURING THE LATE 1930'S. WATER FOR THE PLACER OPERATIONS WAS OBTAINED FROM A WELL IN THE VALLEY TO THE EAST.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W. O. (1939) RECONAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO. NEVLK USBM I.C. 7043
Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 70, REFERENCE NO. 3201500122
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G. (1973) PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS IN NEVADA, USGS BULL 1356
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M. G., 1973. NBM BULL., STAGER H.K. (IN PREP. JAN. 1984)
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.