The Unnamed Prospect Pits is a lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,300 feet.
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Elevation: 7,300 Feet (2,225 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.88167, -114.59917
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Unnamed Prospect Pits MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Prospect Pits
District: Comet District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL PROSPECT PITS
Comment (Location): ABOUT 1000 FT N OF LYNDON GULCH, 600 FT N 45 W FROM SCHOODE MINE.
Comment (Deposit): 2 LAMPROPHYRE DIKES AND 2 PARALLEL VEINS. THE NORTH VEIN IS THIN BUT STRONGLY MINERALIZED WITH SOME REPLACEMENT OF THE LIMESTONE. THE SOUTH VEIN IS THIN WITH ABUNDANT BROWN-GRAY AND DARK-GRAY FE-MN OXIDES ANDLEAD
Reference (Deposit): FITCH, D.C., 1964, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COMET DISTRICT, LINCOLN CO., NEVADA; UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO, ALBUQUERQUE, M.S. THESIS P.82
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.