The Elder Creek Mine is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,500 feet.
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Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.30278, -116.84944
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Elder Creek Mine MRDS details
Primary: Elder Creek Mine
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 (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = WINNEMUCCA (1971) 1:250000
Reference (Deposit): ALTA GOLD COMPANY, 1989, ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE ALTA GOLD COMPANY ELDER CREEK.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG, 1992, THE NEVADA MINERAL INDUSTRY - 1991, NBMG SPECIAL PUBLICATION MI-1991.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG, 1994, MI-1993
Reference (Production): 1991 AND 1992 ANNUAL PRODUCTION: NBMG, 1992, THE NEVADA MINERAL INDUSTRY - 1991, NBMG SPECIAL PUBLICATION MI-1991. NBMG MI-1993
Reference (Reserve-Resource): NBMG MI-1993
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.