The Sk Prospect is a silver and lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,749 feet.
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Elevation: 6,749 Feet (2,057 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 38.28167, -114.87222
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Sk Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Sk Prospect
District: Silver King (Sunnyside ?) 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: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Oxidation
Comment (Development): INACTIVE IN 1981. OLD CABIN NEARBY. PROSPECT DATES FROM ABOUT 1900 ERA
Comment (Deposit): FRACTURE IN LIMESTONE, MASSIVE JASPEROID-GOSSAN ON DUMP, ALTERED PORPHYRY DIKE FRAGMENTS SEEN ON DUMP. GOSSAN CONTAINS CALCITE CRYSTALS,SPECULAR HEMATITE
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED AREA ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Workings): SMALL PROSPECT PIT
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1981, FIELD EXAMINATION, 6/14/81
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BULL 73.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 82-9
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.