The Desert Rat Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.8, -118.21667
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Desert Rat Mine MRDS details
Primary: Desert Rat Mine
Owner Name: Kenneth C. Jones
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Development): HEAP LEACH.
Reference (Deposit): STAFF, 1988, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1987: NEVADA DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, 84 P
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.