The Spaulding Canyon Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.53, -117.82278
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Spaulding Canyon Mine MRDS details
Primary: Spaulding Canyon Mine
Secondary: Nevada Midas Mine
District: Gold Banks Or Willow Creek 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.
Owner Name: Bora Bora Mining, Inc., Contractor For Upe And E Corp, Spaulding Canyon Mine
Home Office: 401 Hansen St., Winnemucca, Nv 89445
Owner Name: Nevada Midas Mining Corp.
Home Office: P.O. Box 2075, Winnemucca, Nv 89445
Years: 1983 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): LISTED AS AN ACTIVE OPEN PIT GOLD MINE WITH MILL AND GRAVITY CONCENTRATION PROCESS, EMPLOYING A TOTAL OF 6 PERSONS IN 1983. WORKED DURING EARLY 1980'S BY SMALL-SCALE HAND METHODS, IN 1940 BY BULLDOZERS AND CARRYALLS; ALONG A TWO MILE LENGTH. ACTIVE IN 1984, EMPLOYING 4 PERSONS IN OPEN PIT SINGLE BENCH OPERATION. BOTH SPAULDING CANYON MINE (6 EMPLOYEES) AND NEVADA MIDAS MINE (10 EMPLOYEES) WERE LISTED AS ACTIVE IN 1983, BOTH RUN AT THAT TIME BY NEVADA MIDAS MINING CORP., BOTH APPARENTLY IN SPAULDING CANYON. IN 1982, BOTH THE NEV-TEX MINE NO. 1 (16 EMPLOYEES) AND THE RARE EARTH PRODUCTS, INC.'S SPAULDING CANYON MINE (6 EMPLOYEES) WERE OPERATING IN SPAULDING CANYON. RECENT LARGE BUILDINGS MOBILE DREDGE, TRAILERS, ETC. AND PEAPLE PRESENT ON THE SITE IN 1984.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA, NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; USGS BULLETIN 1356. ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1983.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, PLACER MINING IN NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 30, NO. 4.PERATIONS ACTIVE IN 1984.
Reference (Deposit): STATE DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, 1985, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE IN 1984. #5. STATE DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, 1984, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE IN 1983. #6. JONES, R.B. AND PAPKE, K.G., 1984, NBMG MAP 84. #7. GARSIDE, L.J., 13 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION. #8. NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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.