Crescent Valley Gold Placer Mine

The Crescent Valley Gold Placer Mine is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,479 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Crescent Valley Gold Placer Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation: 5,479 Feet (1,670 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.3083, -116.60830

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Crescent Valley Gold Placer Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Crescent Valley Gold Placer Mine
Secondary: Crescent Valley Placer


Primary: Gold


State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Crescent Valley District

Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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.


Type: Located Claim


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Owner Name: Maymac Petroleum Inc. (Maymac Petroleum Corp.)
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Canada
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1993 -


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Beneficiation (Mill)
Plant Subtype: Gravity
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Alluvial Mining
Milling Method: Gravity
Year First Production: 1996
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin

Mineral Deposit Model

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Reference (Ownership): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1996, PP. 38, & 159.

Reference (Ownership): THE MINING RECORD, SEPT 4, 1996, P5.

Reference (Deposit): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1997:

Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P. 238, "CRESCENT VALLEY PLACER".

Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINING DIRECTOYR, 1996/97, U.S. MINES & MINING

Reference (Deposit): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1996:

Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P. 316, "CRESCENT VALLEY PLACER.

Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1994/95, U.S. MINES & MINING

Reference (Reserve-Resource): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1997, PP. 184-185:

Reference (Ownership): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1997, PP. 43, & 184-185:

Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.