The Mike Phelps and Dick Johnson Mine is a gold mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 37.42722, -114.49778
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Mike Phelps and Dick Johnson Mine MRDS details
Primary: Mike Phelps and Dick Johnson Mine
Secondary: May Be Same As One of Pennsylvania Mines.
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Mike Phelps And Dick Johnson
Years: 1953 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Tuff
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: UP TO $100/TON IN AU (1953)
Comment (Location): ELGIN AREA, MEADOW VALLEY WASH; 8.6 MILES BY ROAD FROM ELGIN UTM ESTIMATED ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): ABOUT 40 TONS ORE MILLED, WITH POOR RESULTS, IN A SMALL GIBSON POCKET HUNTER, 1 MILE BELOW THE MINE; ALSO ABOUT 1 CAR ORE SHIPPED
Comment (Deposit): SILICIFIED TUFF BED MINERALIZED WITH COPPER AND GOLD. SOME VERTICAL "FEEDER" VEINS NOTED BELOW TUFF.
Comment (Workings): MUCH MINOR SHAFT WORK DONE; DEEPEST SHAFT ABOUT 30 FT
Reference (Deposit): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 178, ITEM 3; 1953
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.