The Horse Thief Spring Prospects is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
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Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 38.01722, -114.24750
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Horse Thief Spring Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Horse Thief Spring Prospects
Secondary: Horse Claims
Secondary: Thief Claims Baso Claims
District: Eagle Valley (Stateline) District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Bluesky Oil And Gas And Canyon Resources Corp. Joint Venture
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: PODS, LENSES
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Analytical Data: LOW GRADE
Comment (Deposit): LOW-GRADE BULK TONNAGE POTENTIAL DEPOSIT. 860 ACRES OF GORD-BEARING JASPER BEDS. AREA OF RED-STAINED JASPEROID; SOME CALCITE AND BARITE VEINING ALONG SHEAR ZONE IN LIMESTONE. OLD SHAFT AT SAMPLE SITE 1564 EXPLORES AREA OF JASPEROID, SILICA VEINING WITH HEAVY MNO-HEMATITE STAINING. NO STRUCTURE VISIBLE AT CAVED SHAFT COLLAR BUT OXIDES APPEAR TO HAVE ORIGINATED IN REPLACEMENT POD IN LIMESTONE. PITS UPSLOPE TO THE NW EXPLORE PODS AND LENSES OF WHITE CRYSTALLINE BARITE-CALCITE ALONG N40W, 45SW SHEAR ZONE CUTTING GREY LIMESTONE.
Comment (Location): 2.5 MILES ESE OF EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): BLUESKY-CANYON JOINT VENTURE REPORTED TO HAVE ACQUIRED THIS PROPERTY IN 1981, AND DEEMED IT WARRANTED IMMEDIATE TEST-DRILLING, OLD WORKINGS ON PROPERTY EXPLORED VEIN BARITE, PODS MNOX RECENT DRILL ROADS; DRILLING AND SAMPLING MAINLY TO NW OF OLD PROSPECTS. BASO CLAIMS DATED 1973-NOTICE AT BARITE PIT. HORSE AND THIEF CLAIMS ARE RECENT (1982-1983?)
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL OLD SHAFTS AND PROSPECT PITS
Reference (Deposit): THE NORTHERN MINER, 9-24-81
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., FIELD EXAM, 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.