The Imlay Canyon Placers is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,639 feet.
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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: 4,639 Feet (1,414 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.60694, -118.18417
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Imlay Canyon Placers MRDS details
Primary: Imlay Canyon Placers
Secondary: D&O Claim
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2525
Secondary: Imlay Placer
District: Imlay District; Humboldt District; Prince Royal 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: Global Resources Inc.,
Home Office: Houston, Tx
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2525 OF HEAVY MINERAL CONCENTRATE CONTAINS 20 % FE, 0.5 % MG, 0.2 % CA, +1 % TI, 1500 PPM MN, 1000 PPM AS, -300 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 100 PPM CO, 100 PPM CR, 150 P-PM CU, 20 PPM MO, 150 PPM NI, 150 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 700 PPM V-, 100 PPM W, 15 PPM Y, 500 PPM ZN, 500 PPM ZR, 0.2 PPM AU (AA -ANALYSIS).
Comment (Location): UTM IS FOR CURRENTLY ACTIVE PLACER IN IMLAY CANYON NEAR MOUTH OF CANYON. PLACERS HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THE CANYON IN- THE PAST ALL ALONG THE CANYON FROM ITS MOUTH TO THE IMLAY MIN-E, A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 2 MILES.
Comment (Production): CURRENT PRODUCTION IS ABOUT 5 OZ AU/DAY (1984)
Comment (Development): OLD PLACER DISTRICT WORKED INTERMITTENTLY FROM 1860'S TO PRESENT. INSPIRATION COPPER CONDUCTED EXPLORATION IN THE -DISTRICT IN 1984, BUT RETURNED THE PROPERTY TO OWNER AS BEING -TOO SMALL.
Comment (Deposit): PLACER GOLD, CINNABAR, AND SCHEELITE OCCUR IN QUATERNARY GRAVELS IN AND ADJACENT TO IMLAY CANYON. MOST PRODUCTIVE -GRAVELS ARE HOLOCENE, 1-2 M THICK, RESTING ON OLDER GRAVELS WH-ICH ARE LOCALLY FE-OXIDE STAINED AND CEMENTED BY CALICHE TO VA-RYING DEGREES. GRAVELS REST ON PHYLLITE OF GRASS VALLEY FM. OL-DER GRAVELS CONTAIN SOME GOLD, BUT GENERALLY NOT ENOUGH TO PAY- FOR MINING IT. BEST VALUES OCCUR IN THIN YOUNGEST GRAVELS WHI-CH ARE UNCONSOLIDATED AND MODERATELY WELL-SORTED, OVERLYING OL-DER, SEMI-INDURATED, POORLY SORTED GRAVELS.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL PITS, PROSPECT CUTS, TRENCHES. ACTIVE PLACER OPERATION; TRUCK HAULAGE FROM GRAVEL PITS, FRONT END LOADER, -TROMMELS, SLUICE, JIGS(1984)
Comment (Geology): THE PROBABLE SOURCE OF PLACER GOLD IS THE IMLAY VEIN COMPOSED OF QUARTZ CONTAINING SILVER AND GOLD.
Comment (Deposit): PLACER MINING ACTIVITY IN THE IMLAY DISTRICT WAS RESTRICTED TO SMALL-SCALE DRY WASHING OF GRAVELS. PLACER GOLD RECOVERED BY DRY PLACERING. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING CO., NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: USGS BULL. 1356
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1930-31 MINERALS YEARBOOK PT. 1-METALS.
Reference (Deposit): SILBERLING & WALLACE, 1967, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE IMLAY QUAD., PERSHING CO., NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ-666
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 28 AUG 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Deposit): JONES, R. B. AND PAPKE, K. G., 1984, NBMG MAP 83.
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.