Pilot Claims

The Pilot Claims is a gold, uranium, and mercury mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,219 feet.

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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: Pilot Claims  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation: 4,219 Feet (1,286 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Uranium, Mercury

Lat, Long: 37.275, -117.52444

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Pilot Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pilot Claims
Secondary: Tule Royal Claim Gp.


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Uranium
Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Tokop (Gold Mountain) 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: Local Chloritization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: HIGH = 0.2 MR/HR. GRAB SAMPLE CONTAINED 0.02% EU3O8
Analytical Data: BACKGROUND RADIOACTIVITY = 0.15 MR/HR


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Chalcopyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): 6 CLAIMS ALONG EAST SIDE OF TULE CANYON NEAR ITS MOUTH. UTM IS TO NEAR CENTER OF WORKINGS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Deposit): A SMALL AREA (2 SQ FT) OF ANOMALOUS RADIOACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH A 2-FT WIDE QUARTZ VEIN. RADIOACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH LIMONITIC PATCHES IN GRANITIC COUNTRY ROCK ADJACENT TO THE VEIN

Comment (Workings): SMALL PITS, OPEN AND CAVED SHAFTS, ADITS. WORKINGS COVER 42 SQUARE MILE.

Comment (Geology): QUARTZ VEIN IS CRUSHED AND BLEACHED, BRECCIATED, CEMENTED WITH FE STAINED SILICA. MINOR CU STAINING OF VEIN.


References

Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 1973, NBMG BULL 81, P. 52.

Reference (Deposit): SMITH/BENTZ, 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION, NBMG, 11 MAY 83.


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.