The Weepah Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.93056, -117.55694
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Weepah Mine MRDS details
Primary: Weepah Mine
District: Lone Mountain 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: Sunshine Mining Co.
Years: 1986 -
Owner Name: Tseng Mining-Rrm, James D. Youngblood, General Manager
Home Office: P. O. Box 437, Mina, Nv 89422
Years: 1983 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1902
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Weepah Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: A MAX. OF $500/TON AU AND 100 OZ/TON AG HAS BEEN REPORTED.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED TOWNSHIP AND RANGE. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): DISCOVERED IN 1904 BY FRANK HORTON. A FEW TONS OF ORE WERE HAULED INITIALLY BUT ORE ZONES WERE SMALL. A 35-FT SHAFT WAS SUNK AND ABANDONED. IN 1927 HORTON'S SON REOPENED A PROSPECT SHAFTAND TOOK OUT $150000 WORTH OF ORE. THE MINE WAS THEN INTERMITTENTLY OPERATED TILL 1934. IN 1934 THE MINE WAS PURCHASED AND WEEPAH NEVADA MINING CO WAS FORMED. AN OPEN PIT MINE WAS DEVELOPED AND WORKED AT 250 TONS/DAY. IT WAS LISTED AS AN ACTIVE OPEN PIT SILVER-GOLD MINE EMPLOYING 10 PERSONS IN 1983. DRILLED BY PACIFIC REALM IN 1984-85; SUNSHINE MINING CO. LEASED IT IN 1986 AND BEGAN MINING IT IN SEPT. 1986, SHIPPING 1000 TPD TO ITS 16 TO 1 MILL, 14 MILES AWAY AT SILVER PEAK
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN OPEN PIT.
Reference (Deposit): SPURR, J.E., 1906, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE SILVER PEAK QUAD., NEV.: USGS PP 55, P. 80-81.
Reference (Deposit): OXNAM, T.H., 1936, WEEPAH GOLD: ENGN AND MINING JOUR., VOL. 137, NO. 6, P. 300-303.
Reference (Deposit): ALBERS, J. P. AND STEWART, J. H., 1972, NBMG BULL 78
Reference (Deposit): SONDERMAN, F. J., 1971, THE GEOLOGY OF THE WEEPAH MINING DISTRICT, UNR MS THESIS.
Reference (Deposit): DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, DEC., 1983, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1983.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG MAP 84, 1983.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H.F., 1986, NBMG MAP 91.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H.F., 1988, IN NBMG MI-1987.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 96B, PRESS CLIPPINGS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG, 1994, MI-1993
Reference (Production): ALBERTS AND STEWART, 1972, P. 70. NBMG MI-1993
Reference (Reserve-Resource): BONHAM, 1986. NBMG MI-1993
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.