The Buffalo Valley Mines Co is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,650 feet.
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Elevation: 5,650 Feet (1,722 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.6044, -117.24920
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Buffalo Valley Mines Co MRDS details
Primary: Buffalo Valley Mines Co
Secondary: Buffalo Valley Mine
Secondary: Buffalo Valley Project
Secondary: Buffalo Valley Mine and Mill
Secondary: Hill and Estes Shaft
Secondary: Buffalo Valley
Secondary: Fayant Adit
District: Buffalo Valley District
Land ownership: Unknown
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Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Horizon Gold Shares, Inc.
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1988
Owner Name: Fairmile Acquisitions, Inc. (Owns Fairmile Gold 100%)
Home Office: Canada
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1993 -
Owner Name: Fairmile Gold Mining Inc. (100% Sub Of Fairmile Acq Inc)
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1993 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Leach
Plant Subtype: Precipitation
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1982
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Ownership): IT IS UNKNOWN WHEN HORIZON GOLD SHARES, INC. GAVE UP, LOST, OR SOLD BUFFALO BALLEY. HORIZON STILL OWNED IT IN 1990. FAIRMILE ACQUIRED THE PROPERTY IN 1993.
Comment (Deposit): THIS PROPERTY FILE ALSO INCLUDES THE BUFFALO VALLEY MILL, MAS SEQ# 0320159026; MRDS # 2601938 ECHO BAY MINES IS EXPECTED TO GAIN AN 8% INTEREST IN FAIRMILE GOLD. THE PROPERTY HAS A CURRENT MINERALIZATION OF 17.2 M TONS GRADING 0.03 OZ. GOLD PER TON, EQUIVALENT TO 522,000 CONTAINED OZ (5-97).
Comment (Workings): 8 FT FENCE AROUND PREGNANT AND BARREN P0ND, GRADUATED WIRE. 4 FT BARBED WIRE AROUND MINE YARD AREAS, SECONDARY BIRD WATER POND OUTSIDE PROCESS AREA FOR ANIMALS. (NOTE: TOTAL AREA DISTURBED BY OPERATION WAS NOT REPORTED ON WORKSHEET.)
Reference (Reserve-Resource): THE NORTHERN MINER, VOL 83, #9, 4/28/97, P11.
Reference (Deposit): USBM IC 7043, PP. 37-39.
Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINES DIRECTORY, 1994/95, U.S. MINES & MINING
Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P311.
Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINES DIRECTORY, 1996/97, U.S. MINES & MINING
Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P234.
Reference (Deposit): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1996, P97.
Reference (Deposit): 1995/96 NEVADA MINES DIRECTORY, P9.
Reference (Deposit): MINING JOURNAL, 7/26/96, P60.
Reference (Deposit): THE NORTHERN MINER, JUNE 3, 1996, P B6.
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.