The American Flat Canyon Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,234 feet.
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Elevation: 6,234 Feet (1,900 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.53806, -118.76722
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American Flat Canyon Mine MRDS details
Primary: American Flat Canyon Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 1486
District: Farrell District; Stonehouse Canyon District; Seven Troughs District (Northern Part)
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Homestake Mining Co.
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Kaolinization
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1486 CONTAINED 2% FE, 0.5% MG, 0.1% CA, 0.15% TI, 1000 PPM MN, 2 PPM AG, 2000 PPM AS, 50 PPM B, 1000 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 20 PPM CR, 20 PPM CU, 20 PPM LA, 7 PPM MO, 7 PPM NI, 30 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 100 PPM V, 50 PPM Y, 70 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 2813 CONTAINS 5% FE, 0.5% MG, 0.2% CA, 0.2% TI, 200 PPM MN, 2 PPM AG, 1000 PPM AS, 30 PPM B, 1000 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 15 PPM CR, 50 PPM CU, 50 PPM LA, 15 PPM MO, 10 PPM NI, 100 PPM PB, 7 PPM SC, 50 PPM V, 30 PPM Y, 150 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE BY FAIR ROAD WEST OF STONEHOUSE AND NORTH TO AMERICAN FLAT . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): RECENTLY STAKED IN 1984
Comment (Deposit): MINE WORKINGS ARE ALONG N 50 E VERTICAL SHEARED CONTACT OF LAYERED VOLCANIC ROCKS AND GRANODIORITE; LARGE OUTCROP OF FE-OXIDE-STAINED VOLCANIC BRECCIA TO EAST OF MINE AREA. VOLCANICS AND GRANODIORITE ARE FE-OXIDE STAINED AND KAOLINIZED. LAYERING IN VOLCANICS TRENDS N 10 E, 30 SE. SAMPLE 2813 WAS TAKEN FROM N-S VEIN IN LARGEST ADIT. SAMPLE 1486 WAS OF ALTERED RHYOLITE, FE-MN-STAINED.
Comment (Workings): OLD ADITS (ONE MAJOR), TRENCHES, PROSPECTS, REMAINS OF CAMP, ASSAY OFFICE
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 4 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 6 JUN 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. I
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.