The Desert Star Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.845, -118.16306
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Desert Star Mine MRDS details
Primary: Desert Star Mine
District: White Cloud 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.
Owner Name: Desert Star Mining; Stan Korph And Gilbert Ward;
Home Office: P.O. Box 1431, Fallon, Nv. 89406
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1980
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972); PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = DIXIE HOT SPRINGS, (1966) 1:625000
Comment (Development): LISTED AS AN ACTIVE OPEN-PIT, GOLD-SILVER MINE EMPLOYING 2 PERSONS IN 1980
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT
Reference (Deposit): STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES, 1981, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINING OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING 1980 CALENDER YEAR
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.