The Lantern Claims is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,085 feet.
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Elevation: 5,085 Feet (1,550 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.73139, -118.63417
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Lantern Claims MRDS details
Primary: Lantern Claims
Secondary: Lantern Claims #1-184
District: Scossa District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Newhawk Gold Mines, Ltd
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Development): LANTERN CLAIMS #1-84 STAKED BY WESCORD EXPLORATION IN 1980, #85-133 STAKED BY NASSAU LTD. AND WESCORD IN 1981, #134-142 BY WESCORD IN 1982, AND #143-184 STAKED BY WESCORD EXPL. II IN 1983. IN 1983, GEOLOGIC MAPPING, GEOCHEMICAL AND GROUP GEOPHYSICS AND ROCK CHIP SAMPLING WERE COMPLETED, AND NEWHAWK RECEIVED REGULATORY APPROVAL OF ITS STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS. IN 1984, AFTER SPENDING ABOUT $79000 ON THE RECOMMENDED EXPLORATION PROGRAM, THE SOURCE OF MINERALIZATION WAS NOT FOUND. NEWHAWK HAS ABOUT $117000 BUDGETED TO TEST THE PROPERTY, WITH A DRILLING PROGRAM.
Comment (Deposit): JASPEROID ZONE. EXPLORATION HAS EXPANDED THE MAIN GOLD-JASPEROID ZONE STRIKE LENGTH TO 1600 FT. THE ZONE WAS CUT BY 4 WELL-BANDED QUARTZ VEINS.
Comment (Location): UTM TO NEAR CENTER OF CLAIM AREA. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): MINE SEARCH ANNUAL, 1984-85, VOL VII, P. 260-261; METALS ECONOMICS GROUP, BOULDER, CO.
Reference (Deposit): BLM CLAIM RECORDS, 1986.
Reference (Deposit): MINING RECORD, 6/15/83
Reference (Deposit): NORTHERN MINER, 9/8/83
Reference (Deposit): GEORGE CROSS NEWSLETTER, 9/7/83; 5/24/83
Reference (Deposit): NORTH AMERICAN GOLD MINING INDUSTRY NEWS 1/15/84.
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.