The Homestake Claim is a gold and silver mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
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Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 38.18806, -117.69806
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Homestake Claim MRDS details
Primary: Homestake Claim
Secondary: Includes Tom Crown Lease and Probably the Golden Burg Tunnel
District: Gilbert (Desert) District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1925
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chert Wallrock Has Been Bleached And Softened Close To The Vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Development): A SMALL SHIPMENT WAS MADE FROM THE UPPER LEVEL ON THE TOM CROWN LEASE, ABOUT 75 FT ABOVE THE TUNNEL
Comment (Workings): 1000-FT TUNNEL INTO CHERT ON TOM CROWN LEASE; 500-FT LONG GOLDENBURG TUNNEL, 50 FT DRIFT, 26 FT WINZE
Comment (Location): TO ONE OF SEVERAL SHAFTS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEIN HEAVILY STAINED BY MANGANESE OXIDE
Reference (Deposit): PAHER, S.W., 1970, NEVADA GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS; HOWELL NORTH BOOKS, SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H.G., 1927, USGS BULL 795-F, P. 141-142
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.