The Grand Prize Patent, Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,959 feet.
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Elevation: 6,959 Feet (2,121 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.485, -117.06110
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Grand Prize Patent, Mine MRDS details
Primary: Grand Prize Patent, Mine
Secondary: Snow Flake
Secondary: Canon and Canon No. 1 Claims
Secondary: Pine Oak Claim
Secondary: Ophir Mine
Secondary: Ophir Shaft
Secondary: Great Republic
Secondary: Humes Fraction
Secondary: Union Mine
Secondary: Union Fraction
Secondary: Empire State Claim
Secondary: Grizzly Claim
Secondary: Windy Claim
Secondary: Gold Breeze Claim
Secondary: Pearl Claim
District: Reese River District
Land ownership: National Forest
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
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): NOTE: THIS IS THE SAME OPHIR MINE FOUND IN OPHIR CANYON WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS MURPHY MINE (0320230165). NOTE: THE UNION MINE (0320150005) INFORMATION IS KEPT IN THIS REPORT. ANOMALOUS ARSENIC
Reference (Deposit): REPRESENTATIVES, 38TH CONGRESS, P. 80-81.
Reference (Deposit): MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, HOUSE OF
Reference (Deposit): BROWNE, J.R., AND TAYLOR, J.W., 1867, REPORTS UPON THE
Reference (Deposit): PLATES 2, 4 AND 7.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 594, 1915, P. 102, PLATE XI.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 997, 1953, P. 103-105,
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.