The Willow Creek Placers is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,099 feet.
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Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.58083, -117.88806
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Willow Creek Placers MRDS details
Primary: Willow Creek Placers
Secondary: Willow Creek Mine
Secondary: Johnson Canal Placer
Secondary: Ro-Mac Mine
District: Willow Creek District
Land ownership: Private
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: Ro-Mac Gold Ltd; Ross Feraco; Carl Segerstrom,
Years: 1984 -
Owner Name: Ro-Mac Gold Ltd; Carl Segerstrom
Years: 1984 -
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 (Deposit): PLACERS ALMOST CERTAINLY ARE RELATED TO VEIN DEPOSITS UPSTREAM SUCH AS THE WOLEY MINE
Comment (Development): PLACERING ALL ALONG WILLOW CREEK CANYON HAS OCCURRED FOR MANY YEARS; MOST RECENT ACTIVITY IS IN 3 AREAS: NE/4 OF NE/4 SEC. 11, WORKED BY CARL SEGERSTROM; SE/4 SEC 11 WORKED BY RO-MAC GOLD CO., LTD OF SALT LAKE CITY; AND CENTER, 5/2, SEC 34 BY AN UNKNOWN OPERATOR. RO-MAC HAS BEEN ACTIVELY PLACERING THE AREA SINCE AT LEAST 1981. IN 1981-1983, WARNER TEXAS INC WAS ALSO OPERATING A WILLOW CREEK MINE IN SEC. 11 EMPLOYING 6 PERSONS. ALSO, SANSTEAD MINING CO. WAS OPERATING THE JOHNSON CANAL PLACER WITH 3 WORKERS IN 1981, IN SEC 35, +32 NR36E, POWNSTREAM A BIT FROM THE OTHER WILLOW CREEK PLACERS. MOST PLACER ACTIVITY WAS BETWEEN 1938 AND 1964.
Comment (Location): UTM IS TO ONE OF SEVERAL ACTIVE PLACERS IN WILLOW CREEK CANYON. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL PITS; SMALL PLACER OPERATIONS
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 8 OCT 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF THE WILLOW CREEK PLACERS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL.I.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, NSGS BULL 1356, P.83-84.
Reference (Deposit): DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982; DIRECTORIES OF NEVADA MINING OPERATIONS ACTIVE IN 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981.
Reference (Deposit): JONES, R.B., AND PAPKE, K.G., 1984, NBMG MAP 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.