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Col. Head Claim

The Col. Head Claim is a lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Col. Head Claim  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Commodity: Lead

Lat, Long: 37.6172, -115.64220

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Col. Head Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Col. Head Claim
Secondary: Tem Piute Mine
Secondary: Sterling Mine
Secondary: Old Tem Piute
Secondary: Kinsey Claim
Secondary: Rattler Claim
Secondary: Syandot Claim
Secondary: Colchis Claim
Secondary: South End Claim
Secondary: Old Abraham Claim
Secondary: Thompson Claim
Secondary: Standard Claim
Secondary: Sterling Claim
Secondary: Legal Tender Claim


Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper


State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Tem Piute

Land Status

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.


Type: Patented


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1874
Discovery Year: 1874
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): NV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 73, 1970, FIG. 25, P. 143.

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.