The Dun Glen Placers is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.73944, -117.92778
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Dun Glen Placers MRDS details
Primary: Dun Glen Placers
Secondary: Dun Glen Canyon Placer Mines
Secondary: Fortune Cookie Mine.
District: Sierra District
Land ownership: Private
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: Proquip Inc., Bart Conn, President,
Home Office: P. O. Box 2012, Winnemucca, Nv 89445
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1935
Discovery Year: 1935
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Form: BLANKET, CHANNELS
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pleistocene
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1930'S
Comment (Development): A DRYLAND DREDGE OPERATED IN DUN GLEN CANYON IN 1931. ACTIVE MINING ONGOING IN 1984; NEW PIT, BULLDOZER WORK. PRESENT WORKINGS ARE USING THE CREEK WATER, AND PONDED S-ILTS ARE ACCUMULATED BEHIND 2 DAMS; 14 EMPLOYEES (1984).
Comment (Location): UTM TO LOCATION OF CURRENTLY ACTIVE FORTUNE COOKIE PLACER MINE NOT FAR ABOVE MOUTH OF DUN GLEN CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS, PITS; NEW PIT, BULLDOZER WORK, DAMS PONDING SILTS
Comment (Geology): GRAVELS RANGE FROM 18 TO 40 FEET DEEP
Comment (Deposit): IN 1930'S MOST OF PLACER MINING ACTIVITY IN DISTRICT WAS CONCENTRATED IN DUN GLEN, BARBER, & SPAULDING CANYONS. NUMEROUS SHAFTS WERE SUNK IN DUN GLEN CANYON TO TEST THE GRAVEL; SHAFTS ARE 18 TO 40 FEET DEEP & REACH BEDROCK. IT WAS REPORTED THAT 5 TO 6 FEET OF GRAVEL LYING ABOVE THE BEDROCK CARRIED ABOUT $2-$3 M GOLD PER CUBIC YARD AT PRICE OF $20.67 PER OUNCE. A DRYLAND DREDGE WORKED A SHORT TIME IN DUN GLEN CANYON IN 1931. FORTUNE COOKIE MINE HAS BEEN LISTED AS AN ACTIVE OPERATING MINE SINCE 1980. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, DIRECTORIES OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CAL-ENDAR YEARS 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, AND 1980.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM IC 6902
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, PLACER MINING IN NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 30
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 27 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Deposit): JONES, R. B. AND PAPKE, K. G., 1983, NBMG MAP 84.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; USGS BULL. 1356
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.