Cold Springs Claims

The Cold Springs Claims is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,004 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: Cold Springs Claims  

State:  Nevada

County:  Churchill

Elevation: 6,004 Feet (1,830 Meters)

Commodity: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 39.4108, -117.82220

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Cold Springs Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cold Springs Claims
Secondary: Oroplata Claims


Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


State: Nevada
County: Churchill

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


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Owner Name: Asarco (American Smelting And Refining Co.)
Home Office: New York
Info Year: 1982

Owner Name: Mr. Fitzgerald
Info Year: 1982

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1979

Owner Name: Gale Peer
Info Year: 1950


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
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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Reference (Deposit): NEV. BUREAU OF MINES AND EOL. BULLETIN 83, 1974, PLATE 2.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 70-86, 1986, P. 14.

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.