The Whitmore Mine is a copper mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,518 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 5,518 Feet (1,682 Meters)
Lat, Long: 36.92667, -114.45417
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Whitmore Mine MRDS details
Primary: Whitmore Mine
District: Gourd Springs District (Closest Mining 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Window Of Precambrian And Cambrian Rocks Through Thrust Plate Of Dev-Camb Carbonates
Description: Thrust Faust
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Alteration In Overlying Limestone
Analytical Data: PB AND AG VALUES ARE HIGH IN HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATES NEAR THE WHITMORE MINE
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): BOTH OLD AND NEWER CLAIM POSTS REPORTED IN THE AREA IN 1983 BUT NO CURRENT ACTIVE CLAIMS ON RECORD IN 1983
Comment (Deposit): MINOR AMOUNTS OF CU OXIDE IN SHEAR ZONES PARALLEL TO THE THRUST CONTACT
Comment (Workings): 1 ADIT AND 1 SHAFT SHOWN ON TOPO QUAD. 2 SHALLOW EXPLORATORY SHAFTS AND ONE INCLINED ADIT ABOUT 100 FT LONG. ANOTHER ADIT NEARBY
Reference (Deposit): USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAP NOAPA PEAK NW, NEV., 1969, 7.5 MIN. SERIES
Reference (Deposit): BARTON, H.N. AND DAY, G.W. 1984, RECONNAISSANCE GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE MORMON MOUNTAINS BLM WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEV.; OFR 84.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ AND PAMPEYAN, 1970, NBMG BULL 73, PL.I.
Reference (Deposit): MORMON MOUNTAINS G-E-M RESOURCES AREA TECHNICAL REPORT, 1983, FOR BLM., P.16
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.