The Little Giant Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.6069, -117.07530
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Little Giant Mine MRDS details
Primary: Little Giant Mine
District: Battle Mountain District
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.
Owner Name: H. D. Ramsey And Assoc.
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1954
Owner Name: Little Giant Gold And Silver Co.
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1936
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
Discovery Year: 1867
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Geology): LOWER PART OF VEIN HAS STE-LIKE PATTERN, WITH FLAT-LYING PORTIONS BEING MUCH RICHER THAN STEEP PARTS.
Reference (Deposit): 1915, USGS BULL. 594, P. 81-82.
Reference (Deposit): BULL. 88, P. 69, PL. 3.
Reference (Deposit): HILL, J.M., SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CAL. AND NW NEV.,
Reference (Deposit): ERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEV., 1977, NEV. BU MINES
Reference (Deposit): NEV., 1923, P. 106-108.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., PART II: MINERAL DEPOSITS, IN GEOL. AND MIN-
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, F.C., MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF
Reference (Deposit): ADMIN., DONFID. RPT., P. 301.
Reference (Deposit): GAGE, H.L., THE PB-ZN MINES OF NEV., 1941, BONNEVILLE POWER
Reference (Deposit): NEV., 1914, MINING WORLD, V. 40, P. 933.
Reference (Deposit): BANDMAN, C.J., THE GOL. OF THE BATTLE MTN. MINING DISTRICT,
Reference (Deposit): PAPER 459B.
Reference (Deposit): PEAK, QUAD., HUMBOLDT AND LANDER CO., NEV., 1965, USGS PRO
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER
Reference (Deposit): NEV., 1939, US BU MINES I.C. 7043, P. 34.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O., RECON. OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO.,
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.