The Stone Claim Shaft is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,249 feet.
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Elevation: 5,249 Feet (1,600 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.51583, -118.73722
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Stone Claim Shaft MRDS details
Primary: Stone Claim Shaft
Secondary: Rambler Group
Secondary: Part of Gold Crown Group?
District: Farrell District; Stone House District; Seven Troughs District (Northern Part)
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
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillization Of Andesite In Shear Zone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Deposit): SHEAR ZONE IN ARGILLIZED ANDESITE; NO OBVIOUS MINERALIZATION ON DUMP.
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984. THIS MAY BE THE "MEYERS FLOAT" LOCATION, WHERE RICH GOLD-BEARING FLOAT WAS FOUND, BUT NOT ITS SOURCE.
Comment (Workings): DEEP VERTICAL SHAFT, CAVED ADIT
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): SHAMBERGER, H.A., 1972, HISTORIC MINING CAMPS OF NEVADA-SEVEN TROUGHS, NEVADA HISTORICAL PRESS.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. I.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1984, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION 6 JUN 84.
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.