The Janke Claims is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.77583, -118.73667
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Janke Claims MRDS details
Primary: Janke Claims
Secondary: Barrel Springs Canyon Placers
Tertiary: Titanium, Metal
District: Rabbit Hole 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
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1935
Discovery Year: 1935
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: Pliocene
Comment (Deposit): WORKED BY HAULING ANCIENT LAKE-BED GRAVELS BY TRUCK TO WATER 2 MILES AWAY. IN 1939 A DRY-BANK PLANT WAS INSTALLED. THE LARGEST YEARLY PRODUCTION WAS FOR 1939 & 1940 WITH PLACER MINING OPERATIONS ON THE JANKS GROUP OF CLAIMS AND THE RIO SECO CLAIMS. PRODUCTION CONTINUED INTERMITTENTLY FROM 1943 TO 1963. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): IN BARREL SPRINGS CANYON, WEST OF GORASE GOLD CYN
Comment (Production): TOTAL OF 3008 OZ. AU FOR JANKE & RIO SECO CLAIMS, 1939-1940
Comment (Development): INTERMITTENT PRODUCER FROM 1939-1963. DRY BANK PLANT INSTALLED IN 1939. PLACER MINE INACTIVE WHEN EXAMINED IN 1985.
Comment (Deposit): LAKE-BED GRAVELS
Comment (Geology): THE CLAIMS ARE LOCATED IN ANCIENT LAKEBED GRAVELS. GOLD-BEARING GRAVELS, FOUND IN RAVINES IN THICKNESSES OF 2 TO 12 FEET, CHARACTERISTICALLY OVERLIE A FALSE BEDROCK OF CLAY, WHICH OVERLIE BARREN GRAVELS. GOLD OCCURS AS FLAT NUGGETS.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1930'S
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M. G.; 1977
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, PLACER MINING IN NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 30 NO. 4
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1973, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; USGS BULL. 1356
Reference (Deposit): USBM MINERALS MINERALS YEARBOOK VOLS 1936 & 1940; WASHINGTON U.S. GOVT. PRINTING OFFICE
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 7 JUN 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION NOTES.
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.