Joshua Claims

The Joshua Claims is a lead, silver, copper, and gold mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Joshua Claims  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation:

Commodity: Lead, Silver, Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 37.55611, -117.40528

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Joshua Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Joshua Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1117


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Railroad Spring(?) District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Near The Contact, The Veins Have Been Intensely Altered Leaving A Rind Of Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Location): NE TIP OF THE PALMETTO MOUNTAINS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Deposit): VEINS ARE BRECCIATED WITH COPPER OXIDE AND MINOR SULFIDES COMMON

Comment (Workings): ONE SHAFT AND SEVERAL ADITS


References

Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 1982, FIELD EXAMINATION ON JUNE 1, 1982


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.