The Chance is a mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 8,248 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: Chance  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 8,248 Feet (2,514 Meters)


Lat, Long: 39.9347, -114.91030

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Chance MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Chance


Tertiary: Tungsten


State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Cherry Creek District

Land Status

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.


Type: Located Claim
Type: Patented


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1918
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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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Unknown: Scheelite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Sphalerite


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Reference (Deposit): USGS STRATEGIC MIN INV PRELIM MAP,1943.

Reference (Deposit): USBM REPT INV 4631, 1950, PP.2, 5-6.

Reference (Deposit): USBM WAR MINERALS REPORT PROJ 712, 1943, TUNGSTEN.

Reference (Deposit): ADAIR, D.H., UNIV UTAH, MS THESIS,1961, P.33.

Reference (Deposit): NEV BUR MIN MAP 35.

Reference (Deposit): NEV BUR MIN BULL 85, 1976, P.49.

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: Gold Districts of Nevada.