The Florence Claims is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.93028, -115.59750
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Florence Claims MRDS details
Primary: Florence Claims
Secondary: Florence No. 2 and Florence No. 1 Claims
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Charles Briscoe, W. L. Leland, G. A. Young And T. Young.
Owner Name: W. C. Murray Had Option.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: IRREGULAR TABULAR
Description: Major Folds; Thrust Faults
Description: Folding, Faulting
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Analytical Data: ASSAYS SHOW 0-0.4 OZ AU & 0.36-102.54 OZ AG/TON, 0-4.0% CU AND 0-21.7% PB
Comment (Development): SEVERAL BUILDINGS EXISTED AT THE SITE, INCLUDING A 10-TON PB-SILVER SMELTER. 5 CLAIMS PLUS A FRACTION
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN FRACTURE ZONES.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN INCLINED SHAFT AND AN ADIT. SHAFT HAS LEVELS AT 45 AND 106 FT. OPEN CUTS, VERTICAL SHAFT
Comment (Location): AREA IS UNSURVEYED. ONE MILE EAST OF WORKINGTON PEAK. ROADSIDE MINE IS 12 MILES NORTH; DRESSER MINE ON BADGE CREEK IS 18 MILES NW (1919). IN CHERRY CREEK? EXACT LOCATION UNCERTAIN ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, G.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H.,1973, NBMG BULL 73, P. 172
Reference (Deposit): NEV. BUREAU OF MINES, DISTRICT FILE REPORT, NO. 169, ITEM 1, (1919) BY GEOLOGIST FOR CONSOLIDATED MINING AND SMELTING CO.
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.