The Fire Creek Mine is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,840 feet.
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Elevation: 5,840 Feet (1,780 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.46361, -116.64972
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Fire Creek Mine MRDS details
Primary: Fire Creek Mine
District: Hilltop 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.
Owner Name: Joint Venture Of Klondex Mines And Minex Resources
Years: 1986 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1979
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Comment (Location): 3 MILES EAST OF CRESCENT VALLEY ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): BULLION MONARIN OPTIONED THE PROPERTY TO KLONDEX MINES IN MAY, 19179, WHO CONTINUED MAPPING ASSAYING AND DRILLING. IN 1980, KLONDEX WAS DIONG STRIPPING AND DRILLING AND ANNOUNCED EXPANDED RESERVES. TONNAGE AND GRADE WAS ANNOUNCED IN 1981 AND PLANS FOR A PILOT HEAP LEACH, IN MAY 1981. FIRST GOLD WAS POURED IN NOV., 1981 WITH FULL SCALE MINING AND PRODUCTION PLANNED FOR SPRING OF 1982. KLONDEX THEN DECIDED TO SUSPEND GOLD PRODUCTION AT FIRE CREEK IN EARLY 1982 DUE TO ECONOMIC CONDITIONS. IN DEC., 1982, MINEX RESOURCES ANNOUNCED PLANS TO EXPLORE AND DEVELOP FIRE CREEK UNDER AN AGREEMENT WITH KLONDEX WITH MINING TO BEGIN IN SPRING, 1983. MINEX ANNOUNCED STATRUP OF THE HEAP-LEACH IN SEPT., 1983, AND FIRST POUR WAS IN OCT., 1983. PRODUCTION CONTINUED INTO 1984. EXPLORATORY DRILLING IN SUMMER, 1984, INDICATED PRESENCE OF ADDITONAL RESERVES HIGHER UP ON FIRE CREEK MIUNTAIN. FRUTHER RESERVES EXPECTED IN 1986. HEAP LEACH TESTS PRODUCED ABOUT 1000 OZ AU CONFIRMING LEACHABILITY OF ORE AND
Comment (Development): VIABILITY OF THE MINE. SEVERAL OTHER TARGETS NEAR ORE ZONE WEE DISCOVERED IN 1986. IN OCT 1986, KLONCEX COMPLETED ARRANGEMENTS WITH ALMA AMERICAN MINING CORP TO DRILL AND DEVELOP THE PROPERTY. ANOTHER TEST HEAP LEACH IN NOV., 1986 WAS SUCCESSFUL.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT MINE
Reference (Reserve-Resource): BONHAM, H.F., 1988
Reference (Deposit): NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 153, NUMEROUS PRESS CLIPPINGS 1979-1987
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H.F., 1986, NBMG MAP 91
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H.F., 1988, IN NBMG MI-1987.
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.