The Iron Canyon Placer Deposit is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.54917, -117.08250
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Iron Canyon Placer Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Iron Canyon Placer Deposit
Secondary: Ruth C. Mine
Secondary: Ruth and Fraction Claims
Secondary: San Miguel Nevada Mines
District: Battle Mountain 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: San Miguel Nevada Mines, Inc.
Years: 1948 -
Owner Name: Hider, E.
Years: 1938 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1913
Year Last Production: 1948
Discovery Year: 1913
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, CHANNEL
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: HALF OF 270 ROCK SAMPLES HAD 1-20 PPB PD. GOLD FINENESS IS 770
Analytical Data: 9.47 MG GOLD FLAKES FROM PLACER: 200 PPM FE, 7% AG, 100 PPM BI, 200 PPM CU, 2 PPM PD. PD IN 137 SAMPLES AVERAGED 3.4 PPB
Comment (Location): LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR PROSPECT SYMBOL FARTHEST DOWNSTREAM, ABOUT 0.2 MI FROM MOUTH OF STREAM, SHOWN ON TOPO MAP INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Deposit): GOLD IS MOSTLY IN THE 6 FT ABOVE BEDROCK. MOST IS 18-22 FT BENEATH SURFACE BUT MAY BE BURIED 40-50 FT LOCALLY. DEPOSIT IS A FAN GRAVEL
Comment (Workings): DRIFT MINING, SLUICES AND ROCKERS
Comment (Production): MAIN PRODUCTION WAS IN 1930'S WHEN PLACER WAS LEASED FROM SAN MIGUEL NEVADA MINES, INC. BY E. HIDER, WHO PRODUCED ABOUT $10,000 IN GOLD FROM 1936-1938. THIS EQUALS 370 OZ GOLD, IF THE PRODUCTION WAS GOLD ALONE. THE GOLD AVERAGED $27/OZ AT $35/OZ (SEE ANALYTICAL DATA ABOVE).
Comment (Commodity): GOLD IS COARSE AND ANGULAR WITH NUGGETS UP TO 2 OZ REPORTED.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973
Reference (Deposit): PAGE, N.J, THEODORE, T.G., VENUTI, P.E., AND CARLSON, R.R., 1978, IMPLICATIONS OF THE PETROCHEMISTRY OF PALLADIUM AT IRON CANYON, LANDER COUNTY NEVADA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY JOURNAL OF RESEARCH, V. 6, NO. 1, P. 107-114.
Reference (Deposit): THEODORE, T.G., AND ROBERTS, R.J. 1971, GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOLOGY OF DEEP DRILL HOLES AT IRON CANYON, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1318, P. 25.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O., 1939, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7043, P. 31.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1356, P. 36.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA, PART II, MINERAL DEPOSITS: NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY BULLETIN 88, P. 67.
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 459-B, P. B87, PL. 9.
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.