The Gold Pan is a gold, silver, copper, and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.31667, -116.69028
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Gold Pan MRDS details
Primary: Gold Pan
Secondary: Blue Rock
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Deposit In Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn Thrust
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Country Rock Has Been Argillized And Pyrometasomatized Adjacent To The Tenabo Stock.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Analytical Data: SEE CARPER (1920) FOR ASSAY VALUES ON 6 SAMPLES
Comment (Deposit): VEIN/FAULT ZONE; 5 VEINS ON PROPERTY
Comment (Deposit): THE GROUP OF FIVE CLAIM; THE GOLD PAN 1-5 WERE FIRST LOCATED BY MR. A. E. RALEIGH. THE PROPERTY IS 600 FEET WEST OF THE LITTLE GEM. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF AN INCLINE SHAFT 180 FEET IN DEPTH WITH A 28-DEGREE PITCH TO THE WEST AND 60 FEET OF DRIFTS, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER SMALL OPEN CUTS (CARPER 1920). ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION INCLUDES A SMALL AMOUNT OF LEAD.
Comment (Development): 5 CLAIMS
Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT, DRIFTS, SMALL OPEN CUTS
Comment (Geology): THREE VEINS CROSS THE PROPERTY-N40W DIPPING 28SW, AND TWO SMALL E-W VEINS. THE ORE VEINS OCCUR IN A FAULT FISSURE AND THE ZONE IS HIGHLY CRUSHED
Reference (Deposit): CARPER, A.F. (1920) REPORT ON THE GOLD PAN PROPERTY. N.B.M. DISTRICT FILE 151
Reference (Deposit): WRUCKE, C.T. (1974) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE TENABO AREA, LANDER CL, NEV, USGS MAP MF-647
Reference (Production): STAGER, H.K., 1977
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): USBM (MILS NO. 70) WINNEMUCCA SHEET, REFERENCE NO. 3201500126
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.