The Twin Dome Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,039 feet.
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Elevation: 5,039 Feet (1,536 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.70167, -117.89611
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Twin Dome Mine MRDS details
Primary: Twin Dome Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2668
District: Sierra 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: Past Producer
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: N-S-Striking Vertical Shear Zone Cuts The Flat-Dipping Veined Sheeted Zone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): IN BARBER CANYON
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS FOLLOW FLAT-DIPPING SHEETED ZONE IN META-VOLCANIC WALLROCK; ROCK IS CHLORITIZED; SHEETED ZONE IS LACED WI-TH QUARTZ. QUARTZ CONTAINS CLOTS AND EUHEDRAL CUBES OF LIMONIT-E-AFTER-PYRITE, FREE GOLD OCCURS IN LIMONITE. VEINED SHEAR ZON-E STRIKES ABOUT N70E, DIPS 20 NW, IS ABOUT 15 FT THICK AS EXPO-SED IN THE ADIT AND GLORY HOLE. A N-S-STRIKING VERTICAL SHEAR -ZONE CUTS THE FLAT-DIPPING ZONE ALONG THE EAST WALL OF THE ADI-T.
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW ADIT LEADING INTO GLORY HOLE, SURFACE CUTS
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1985, BUT SOME RECENT TRENCHING; ROTARY DRILLING WITHIN PAST 10-15 YRS. MINE-D IN 1930'S AND LATER BY BILL SWETT AND FATHER IMLAY.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1981, ORAL COMMUNICATION
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 18 JUN 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. I.
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.