The South Mouth Deposit is a gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,600 feet.
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Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.79944, -118.22417
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South Mouth Deposit MRDS details
Primary: South Mouth Deposit
Secondary: Fondaway Canyon Mine
District: Shady Run
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Carbonate-hosted Au-Ag
Comment (Development): TENNECO MINERALS BEGAN OPERATION IN SEPTEMBER, 1989, AND PRODUCED 4468 OZ OF AU IN 1990 BEFORE BEING CLOSED AT MID-YEAR DUE TO A VARIETY OF PROBLEMS. IT IS REPORTED THAT THE PROPERTY HAS POTENTIAL FOR UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT WHERE A LARGER AND HIGHER GRADE REFRACTORY OREBODY IS PRESENT BUT CANNOT BE MINED BY OPEN PIT METHODS. GRADE AND TONNAGE FIGURES HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLISHED.
Comment (Deposit): THIS IS ONE OF THREE DEPOSITS EXPLORED BY TENNECO MINERALS WHICH COMPRISE THE FONDAWAY CANYON MINE. SEE RECORDS M242934 (COLORADO DEPOSIT) AND RE00273 (REED DEPOSIT) FOR THE OTHER TWO.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = RENO (1971) 1:250000
Reference (Deposit): TENNECO MINERALS COMPANY, 1989, DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE TENNECO MINERALS COMPANY FONDAWAY CANYON PROJECT.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG, 1991, THE NEVADA MINERAL INDUSTRY 1990, NBMG SPECIAL PUBLICATION MI-1990.
Reference (Production): 1989 AND 1990 ANNUAL PRODUCTION: NBMG, 1991, THE NEVADA MINERAL INDUSTRY 1990, NBMG SPECIAL PUBLICATION MI-1990.
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.