The Last Chance Mine is a gold mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 37.79139, -117.69722
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Last Chance Mine MRDS details
Primary: Last Chance Mine
District: Silver Peak District (1865) ; Mineral Ridge
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1867
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Location): UTM IS TO APPROXIMATE CENTER OF THE CLAIM ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Deposit): EASTERN MOST MINE ON THE DRINKWATER ZONE OF LENSES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ LENS ASSOCIATED WITH PEGMATITIC QUARTZ-FELDSPAR VEINS IN ALASKITE
Reference (Deposit): SPURR, J.E., 1906, U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER NO. 55.
Reference (Deposit): SHAMBERGER, HUGH, 1976, SILVER PEAK: HISTORIC MINING CAMPS OF NEVADA, SERIES; NO. 8; NEVADA HISTORICAL PRESS: CARSON CITY, 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.