The Pretty Boy Claims is a gold mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.1125, -117.71306
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Pretty Boy Claims MRDS details
Primary: Pretty Boy Claims
Secondary: Original Gilbert Prospect.
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1266
District: Gilbert (Desert) District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Prester, Hazel
Home Office: Box 732, Tonapah, Nv
Years: 1982 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1925
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Monte Cristo Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): 125-FT DEEP SHAFT, INCLINED 70 DEGREES; FOLLOWING A ZONE OF FISSURING, WITH A 60-FT DRIFT AT 57-FT DEPTH; ANOTHER 50-FT SHAFT INCLINED 60DEGREES. PERIPHERAL PROSPECT PITS, ADITS AND OTHER SURFACE WORKINGS.
Comment (Geology): AVERAGE STRIKE OF COUNTRY ROCK IS ABOUT N40W, DIP 50-60 SW.
Comment (Location): IN SOUTH GILBERT AREA ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NO SHIPMENTS HAD BEEN MADE BY 1925. . RECENT SURFACE EXPLORATION (1982)
Comment (Deposit): 3 RATHER POORLY DEFINED VEINS OR ZONES OF MINERALIZATION 40 TO 50 FT APART ROUGHLY FOLLOWING THE STRIKE AND DIP OF THE CHERT. VEINS ARE OF BRECCIATED CHERT CEMENTED BY SMALL VEINLETS OF DRUSY AND FINE-GRAINED QUARTZ, SOME LAMELLAR. THERE ARE ALSO SMALL SEAMS CROSSING THE CHERT AT RIGHT ANGLES TO STRIKE, CARRYING MOST OF THE PROPERTY'S FREE GOLD
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL. 78, PL. 2
Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1978, MILS DATA
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H.G., 1927, USGS BULL 795-F, P. 142-143.
Reference (Deposit): SMITH, 1982, FIELD EXAMINATION, NBMG, SEPT. 11, 1982.
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.