The Right Fork Prospect is a mercury, gold, and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Commodity: Mercury, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.31583, -117.55444
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Right Fork Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Right Fork Prospect
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2327
Secondary: Np 92
Secondary: Queenstakes South Structure
District: Mount Tobin 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: Queenstake Resources, Ltd
Years: 1984 -
Owner Name: Option By Frm Minerals (First Mississippi Corp.)
Years: 1984 -
Owner Name: Krabbe, A. R.
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1954
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Au-Ag
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2327 OF GRAB VEIN MATTER FROM DUMPS CONTAINS
Comment (Location): IN GOLCONDA CANYON. THE PROSPECT IS TRAVERSED BY THE ROAD UP GOLCONDA CANYON AT A POINT 4.5 MILES ABOVE ITS MOUTH . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984. AREA WAS RESTAKED IN 1980 AS PART OF A LARGE GROUP OF CLAIMS, PROBABLY LOCATED FOR GOLD AND SILVER, ACQUIRED BY QUEENSTAKE RESOURCES LIMITED IN 1983 (124 UNPATENTED CLAIMS)
Comment (Workings): A SHALLOW SHAFT (7M) AND AN ADIT WITH A SMALL DUMP AT ROAD LEVEL (N 10 E). SHAFT WAS SUNK WITH A 55 DEGREE INCLINATION TO THE NORTH.
Comment (Deposit): WHITE CHALCEDONIC TO CRYSTALLINE QUARTZ OCCURS AS A VEIN FILLING ALONG A N65E, 55 NW FAULT. THE FAULT ZONE IS 1 M WIDE AT THE SURFACE IN CHERT PEBBLE CONGLOMERATE. THE WHITE QUARTZ IS COMMONLY PSEUDOMORPHIC AFTER LAMELLAR CALCITE. LATER, DRUSY QUARTZ OCCURS IN CAVITIES. SPARSE LIMONITE IS PRESENT. THE VEIN MATTER IS VERY BARREN-LOOKING; NO SULFIDE MINERALS WERE SEEN, ALTHOUGH BAILEY (UNPUB.) REPORTS CINNABAR IN A PANNED DUMP SAMPLE. SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND SAMPLING ON A N-TRENDING ALTERED ZONE HAS DISCLOSED ANOMALOUS VALUES OF HG, AS, SB, AND AU.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 11 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H. AND OTHERS, (1984), UNPUBLISHED DESCRIPTION OF NEVADA MERCURY PROPERTIES, USGS.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL. 89.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): UNPUBLISHED REPORT BY QUEENSTAKE RESOURCES LTD. 1984, ON MT TOBIN SILVER-GOLD PROPERTY
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.