The May and Jump Claims is a copper, gold, and silver mine located in Fremont county, Wyoming at an elevation of 8,599 feet.
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Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 42.53333, -108.70833
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May and Jump Claims MRDS details
Primary: May and Jump Claims
District: South Pass
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Middle Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Identification): Unclear if this is the same as May Gold Placer Claims (owned as of the mid 1980s by Nugget Exploration Inc.). This property is NOT mentioned in either of the supposed references (GQ-460 or Bull. 50).
Comment (General): Atlantic City-South Pass "district" contains both gold vein and gold placer deposits. Presumably, May and Jump claims are placers. However, there is no mention of either claim in the cited references. A proprietary subscription to Metals Economics Group (www.metalseconomics.com) lists a "deposit" called the "May Gold Placer Claims." There is no proof that this is the same deposit, but for further information, the user may wish to pursue this possible lead.
Reference (Deposit): WYO GEOL SURVEY BULL 50 [note: ABW was unable to locate mention of this mine/claim in this publication].
Reference (Deposit): Bayley, Richard W., 1965, Geologic map of the Miners Delight quadrangle, Fremont County, Wyoming: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-460, scale 1:24,000.
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