The Kinney Prospect is a gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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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.
Lat, Long: 39.27111, -118.33306
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Kinney Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Kinney Prospect
District: Sand Springs 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: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1913
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Comment (Deposit): LODE IS COMPOSED OF LAMINATED AND BLADED QUARTZ AND ADULARIA PSEUDO MORPHIC AFTER CALCITE. IT IS MORE OR LESS VUGGY WITH SOME VUGS AND MUCH QUARTZ STAINED WITH BLACK MN OXIDE WITH WHICH MUCH OF THE GOLD IS ASSOCIATED. AT THE 50-FT DEPTH, A CONSIDERABLE BODY OF ORE RAN $28/TON AND CONTAINED SOME WIRE SILVER, BUT AT GREATER DEPTH, ORE AVERAGED ONLY $5/TON. BOTH COUNTRY ROCK WALLS CONTAIN QUARTZ STRINGERS OR SO CALLED FEEDERS THAT NEARLY PARALLEL THE VEIN AND AT ABOUT 75 FT TO THE NORTH ON THE FOOTWALL SIDE OCCURS A SUBORDINATE BUT SIMILAR VEIN WHICH PROBABLY ALSO CONTAINS ORE.
Comment (Location): 4 MILES EAST OF SAND SPRINGS ON SOUTH SIDE OF PASS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): A FEW TONS OF FAIR-GRADE ORE LAY ON DUMP IN 1913
Comment (Workings): 100-FT DEEP INCLINED SHAFT SUNK ON THE VEIN
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1947, USGS OFR, GARSON SINK AREA
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.