The Gold Dust Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,441 feet.
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Elevation: 7,441 Feet (2,268 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 37.57333, -117.79889
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Gold Dust Mine MRDS details
Primary: Gold Dust Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1262
District: Windypah, (Fesler) District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): WORK APPEARS OLD (N1900). REMAINS OF OLD CAMP, FOUNDATIONS, ETC. RECENT ACTIVITY CONSISTS OF DOZER CUTS ACROSS VEIN STRUCTURES NEAR OLD SHAFT
Comment (Deposit): APLITE DIKE HAS JOINTING PERPENDICULAR TO ITS STRIKE, AND IS CUT BY QUARTZ VEINS CONTAINING CLOTS OF HEMATITE-AND LIMONITE STAINED. VEINS APPAR TO BE CONCENTERATED ALONG THE HANGING WALL (NW SIDE) OF THE DIKE
Comment (Workings): 2 CAVED SHAFTS, DOZER CUTS, ADITS
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1982, FIELD EXAMINATION ON 18 AUGUST 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.