The Thomsen Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,699 feet.
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Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.81667, -118.49389
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Thomsen Mine MRDS details
Primary: Thomsen Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2851
District: Haystack 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.
Owner Name: Merv Thomsen Of Battle Mountain, Nevada
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2851 OF HIGHLY OXIDIZED LIMONITIC PORTION OF VEIN CONTAINS 10% FE, 0.5% MG, 7% CA, 1% TI, 1500 PPM MN, 0.5 PPM AG, 3000 PPM AS, 0.25 PPM AU (AA ANALYSIS), 50 PPM B, 1000 PPM BA, 30 PPM CO, 100 PPM CR, 100 PPM CU, 5 PPM MO, 15 PPM NI, 30 PPM PB, 20 PPM SC, 300 SR, 150 PPM V, 30 PPM Y, 150 PPM ZR.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT; ROADS, WATER SYSTEM
Comment (Location): PROPERTY IS 6 MILES UP LONG CANYON ON GOOD ROAD. WORKINGS COVER MOST OF SECTION 16 AND THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 21. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): MINE HAS PRODUCED FOR 30 YEARS OR MORE. EARLY LODE CLAIMS; LATER A PLACER PROPERTY. EXTENSIVE DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A $300,000 WATER SYSTEM, LARGE PIT CONSTRUCTION AND ROAD DEVELOPMENT.
Comment (Deposit): SMALL GOLD-BEARING QUARTZ VEINS IN GRANODIORITE; IN SHEARS. ONE SHEAR ON THE N SIDE OF THE PROPERTY HAS STRINGERS OF QUARTZ IN IT WITH POSSIBLE FREE GOLD (SAMPLE 2851)
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 15 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. I.
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.