The Rosebud Canyon Placers is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.78472, -118.70361
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Rosebud Canyon Placers MRDS details
Primary: Rosebud Canyon Placers
Tertiary: Titanium, Metal
District: Rosebud District; Rabbit Hole 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1911
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Comment (Deposit): REPORTEDLY, BEST PLACERING WAS NEAR HEADS OF CANYONS. GOLD WAS CHARACTERISTICALLY FLAT NUGGETS. TITANIFEROUS MAGNETITE OFTEN CLOGGED RIFFLES IN SLUICE BOXES.
Comment (Location): MANY SMALL GROUPS OF PLACER OPERATIONS DOTTING THE AREA; THIS PARTICULAR ONE WAS ACTIVE IN 1984. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): PLACERS INTERMITTENTLY ACTIVE FROM EARLY 1900'S TO PRESENT. THIS ONE ACTIVE AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN SEPT, 1984. OPERATIONS OFTEN HAVE A SMALL CATCHMENT FOR WATER FROM WHICH THEY PUMP WATER OVER A SLUICE FILLED WITH GRAVELS FROM DIFFERENT PLACES ALONG THE WEST FLANK OF ROSEBUD PEAK.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 2 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL. 89, PL. I.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, USGS BULL 1356, P. 72-73.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O., 1936, NBMG BULL. 30.
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.