Goldfield Mine

The Goldfield Mine is a gold mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,643 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Goldfield Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation: 5,643 Feet (1,720 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.725, -117.21970

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Goldfield Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Goldfield Mine
Secondary: Coulmbia Mtn. West Tunnel
Secondary: Goldfield
Secondary: Goldfield Consolidated Main Vein
Secondary: Goldfield Project
Secondary: Check Out These Properties:
Secondary: Goldfield Mill 0320099018
Secondary: Goldfield Vector 0320090727
Secondary: Goldfield Geochen 0320090744
Secondary: Columbia 0320090273
Secondary: Columbia Mt. Alunite 0320090030
Secondary: Columbia Mtn. East Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Goldfield District


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.


Holdings

Type: Patented
Type: Minerals Only
Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Sutton Resources Ltd.
Percent: 50.00
Info Year: 1990

Owner Name: Blackhawk Mines Corp.
Info Year: 1984

Owner Name: Crown Resources Corp.
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1990

Owner Name: Pacific Gold And Uranium Inc., Los Angeles, Ca (Lessee)
Percent: 25.00
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1983

Owner Name: Noranda Exploration, Inc., Toronto, On, Canada(Lessee)
Percent: 25.00
Home Office: Canada
Info Year: 1983

Owner Name: Southern Pacific Land Co., (Lessee)
Percent: 50.00
Home Office: San Francisco, CA
Info Year: 1983

Owner Name: Davis Goldfield Mining Co.(Recieves 10% Net Royalties)
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1983

Owner Name: American Pacific Minerals, Ltd. (Red Rock Mining Corp.)
Percent: 22.00
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1994 -

Owner Name: American Resources Corp. (Afil Of Apm, Ltd.)
Percent: 78.00
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1994 -


Production

Year: 1995
Description: Gold Production 9519 T Oz/Yr Gold


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Leach
Plant Subtype: Ion Exchange-Electrowin
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Open Pit
Milling Method: Heap Leach-Merrill-Crowe
Year First Production: 1984
Discovery Year: 1902
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Petzite
Unknown: Calaverite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Famatinite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Gypsum
Unknown: Halloysite
Unknown: Hessite
Unknown: Jasper
Unknown: Limonite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Sylvanite
Unknown: Tennantite
Unknown: Tetrahedrite
Unknown: Bismuthinite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): IN-SITU GEOLOGIC RESERVES ARE STATED TO BE 1.587,000 MT AT A GRADE OF 2.47 GM AU/MT. ASSUMING A 20 PERCENT DILUTION AT NEAR ZERO DILUTION GRADE AND TOTAL RESOURCE RECOVERY, THE OPEN PIT MINEABLE RECOVERABLE RESOURCE IS 1.904,000 MT AT A GRADE OF 2.06 GM GOLD/MT BASED UPON THE HISTORIC 3:1 GOLD: SILVER RATIO FOR THE DISTRICT, SILVER RECOVERABLE RESOURCE GRADES CAN BE EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT 0.69 GM SILVER/MT. IN ADDITIOON TO THE ABOVE UMNIMED RESOURCE, APPROXIMATELY 279,000 MT OF COMMERCIALLY EXPLOITABLE OLD DUMP MATERIAL EXISTS ON THE PROPERTY. THIS MATERIAL IS SAID TO HAVE A GRADE SIMILAR TO THE RECOVERABLE RESOURCE.

Comment (Production): MINE FACILITY IS BEING SHUT DOWN. IN 1995, THE MINE IS ON STAND-BY, BUT PRODUCTION FROM EXISTING HEAPS CONTINUES.

Comment (Ownership): NEW OWNERS: SEE "O" BIB REF.

Comment (Geology): GENERAL SIZE OF ORE BODY IS LARGE. THE PROJECT IS PRIMARILY LOCATED IN THE MILLTOWN ANDESITE PIT AREA GEOLOGY UNAVAILABLE, DATA DESCRIBES AREA OF DIST. AND THE OVERLYING DACITE, WHICH ARE MORE OR LESS CONCENTRI- CALLY SURROUNDED BY ASHFLOW TUFFS AND LACUSTRINE TUFFACEOUS BEDS. BOTH THE MILLTOWN AND OVERLYING DACITE ARE HIGHLY BLEACHED AND ALTERED. THE BLEACHED ROCKS HAVE BEEN ARGIL- LIZED, ALUNITIZED, AND SILICIFIED, AND BOTH ARE HOST FOR ORE DEPOSITS. THE ORE DEPOSITS ARE CLOSELY ALLIED TO FISSURE VEINS. STRUCTURALLY THE DEPOSITS ARE IRREGULAR MASSES OF ALTERED AND MINERALIZED ROCK TRAVERSED BY IRREGULAR INTER- SECTING FRACTURES, WITH THE FRACTURES PASSING INTO PLACES OF THOROUGH BECCIATION. TYPICALLY, THE ORE MASSES ARE CALLED LEDGES. WITHIN THE ZONE OF OXIDATION THE LEDGES ARE SILICIFIED INTO FRACTURED AND POROUS JASPERIOD. BELOW THIS ZONE, THE LEDGES BECOME LESS SILILEOUS AND LESS POROUS. THE MINERALIZED LEDGES RANGE FROM A FEW FEET TO HUNDREDS OF FEET IN LENGTH. THE ORE BODIES WITHIN THE LEDGES VARY IN SHAPE FROM PIPES TO EQUIDIMENSIONAL BODIES. THE DIPS VARY BUT ARE GENERALLY GREATER THAN 49 DEGREES TO THE EAST AND APPEAR TO ALIGN THEMSELVES DOWNDIP. THE OVERALL DIMENSIONS OF THE GOLD -FIELD ORE BODY IS ESTIMATED TO BE 30 METERS DEEP, 460 METERS IN LENGTH, AND NEARLY 45 METERS WIDE.

Comment (Economic Factors): MILL: NEAR MINE; UNDER DEVELOPMENT; AGGLOMERATED CYANIDE HEAP LEACH, ZN PPT. OR CARBON ADSORPTION; 1100 MT/D ORE; SEE FILE GOLDFIELD MILL 0320099018 FOR MILL DETAILS.

Comment (Deposit): THIS PROPERTY COVERS PORTIONS OF SECTIONS 25, 26, 35, AND 36, T. 2 S., R. 42 E, AND SEC. 1, T. 3 S, R. 42 E.


References

Reference (Reserve-Resource): MINING JOURNAL, LONDON, APRIL 29, 1994, P310, "GOLDFIELD

Reference (Reserve-Resource): OUTPUT ON SCHEDULE".

Reference (Reserve-Resource): ASSOC. BULL., V. 8, NO. 2, 1984, P. 13.

Reference (Deposit): PRECIOUS-METAL MINERALIZATION IN THE GREAT BASIN DURING

Reference (Deposit): IGNEOUS ACTIVITY, TECTONICS, AND HYDROTHERMAL

Reference (Deposit): REP. 19, 1974, PP. 67-72.

Reference (Deposit): 632. SILBERMAN, M. L., J. H. STEWART, AND E. H. MCKEE.

Reference (Deposit): CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEVADA. NV BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL.

Reference (Deposit): VOLCANIC ROCKS AND HYDROTHERMAL PRECIOUS-METAL DEPOSITS IN

Reference (Deposit): 631. SILBERMAN, M. L., AND E. H. MCKEE. AGES OF TERTIARY

Reference (Deposit): NO. 5, 1974, PP. 646-656.

Reference (Deposit): NEVADA. ECON. GEOL. AND BULL. SOC. ECON. GEOL., V. 69,

Reference (Deposit): MINERALIZATION NEAR THE GETCHELL MINE, HUMBOLDT COUNTY,

Reference (Deposit): GRANODIORITE EMPLACEMENT AND TUNGSTEN AND GOLD

Reference (Deposit): R. BERGER, AND R. A. KOSKI. K-AR AGE RELATIONS OF

Reference (Deposit): V. 65, NO. 3, 1970, PP. 352-354. 628. SILBERMAN, M. L., B.

Reference (Deposit): DATING OF ALUNITE. ECON. GEOL. AND BULL. SOC. ECON. GEOL.,

Reference (Deposit): DEPOSITION AT GOLDFIELD, NEVADA, FROM POTASSIUM-ARGON

Reference (Deposit): 627. SILBERMAN, M. L., AND R. P. ASHLEY. AGE OF ORE

Reference (Deposit): PAPER 66, 1909, 258 PP.

Reference (Deposit): GOLDFIELD, NEVADA. U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF.

Reference (Deposit): 576. RANSOME, F. L. GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF

Reference (Deposit): V. 7, NO. 3, 1983, P. 18.

Reference (Deposit): SCENE OF JOINT VENTURE OPEN-PIT MINE. NV MIN. ASSOC. BULL.,

Reference (Deposit): 497. NEVADA MINING ASSOCIATION (RENO). GOLDFIELD MAY BE

Reference (Deposit): GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 1124-C, 1979, PP. C1-C5.

Reference (Deposit): COEXISTING ALUNITE AND JAROSITE, GOLDFIELD, NEVADA. U.S.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): SOUTHERN PACIFIC JOINT VENTURE GOLDFIELD PROJECT. NV MIN.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): NEVADA DISCOVERIES. V. 181, NO. 10, 1980, P. 31.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): ROUNDUP. HIGH GOLD PRICES SPUR FRANTIC EXPLORATION, THE

Reference (Reserve-Resource): 162. ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL. EXPLORATION

Reference (Production): AMERICAN RESOURCE CORP. INC, 1995 ANNUAL REPORT, P.15.

Reference (Ownership): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1996, P23.

Reference (Deposit): GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF FOUR TERTIARY VOLCANIC CENTERS

Reference (Deposit): 20. ASHLEY, R. P. GOLDFIELD MINING DISTRICT. CH. IN

Reference (Deposit): GEOL. AND BULL. SOC. ECON. GEOL., V. 67, 1972, P.1002.

Reference (Deposit): OF THE GOLDFIELD MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA. ABSTR., ECON.

Reference (Deposit): 19. ASHLEY, R. P. PREMINERALIZATION STRUCTURAL HISTORY

Reference (Deposit): 78, 1972, 80 PP.

Reference (Deposit): OF ESMERALDA COUNTY, NEVADA. NV BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL.

Reference (Deposit): MINERAL DEPOSITS

Reference (Deposit): PP. C1-C10.

Reference (Deposit): 8. ALBERS, J. P., AND J. H. STEWART. GEOLOGY AND

Reference (Deposit): IN NEVADA. U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 700-C, 1970,

Reference (Deposit): RELATION OF MINERAL DEPOSITS TO TERTIARY VOLCANIC CENTERS

Reference (Deposit): 7. ALBERS, J. P., AND F. J. KLEINHAMPL. SPATIAL

Reference (Reserve-Resource): COMPANIES, P248.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1996/97, U.S. MINES AND MINING

Reference (Deposit): GEOL. AND BULL. SOC. ECON. GEOL., V. 66, 1971,

Reference (Deposit): PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SULFATES AT GOLDFIELD, NEVADA. ECON.

Reference (Deposit): 325. JENSEN, M. L., R. P. ASHLEY, AND J. P. ALBERS.

Reference (Deposit): VOLUME 72. NO. 5, 1964, PP. 564-579.

Reference (Deposit): ALTERATION IN THE GOLDFIELD DISTRICT, NEVADA. J. GEOL.,

Reference (Deposit): MAR. 25-28, 1984, PP. FT3 1-31.

Reference (Deposit): 246. HARVEY, R. D., AND C. J. VITALIANO. WALL-ROCK

Reference (Deposit): METAL DISTRICTS IN SOUTHERN AND WESTERN NEVADA. PAPER IN

Reference (Deposit): TONOPAH DISTRICT, AND BOREALIS MINE, FIELD TRIP 3, PRECIOUS

Reference (Deposit): GOLDFIELD DISTRICT, HASBROUCK MOUNTAIN (DIVIDE DISTRICT),

Reference (Deposit): IN CENTRAL NEVADA. NV BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. REP. 19, 1974,

Reference (Deposit): GOLDFIELD MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA. U.S. GEOL. SURV. MISC.

Reference (Deposit): PP. 49-66.

Reference (Deposit): 21. ASHLEY, R. P. PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE

Reference (Reserve-Resource): U.S. MINES & MINING COMPANIES.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): RANDOL, 1994/95, P326; 1996/97, P248, MINING DIRECTORY,

Reference (Deposit): PP. 618-626.

Reference (Deposit): 340. KEITH, W. J., L. CALK, AND R. P. ASHLEY. CRYSTALS OF

Reference (Reserve-Resource): 502. NEVADA MINING ASSOCIATION (RENO). BLACKHAWK AND

Reference (Deposit): NATIONAL ASSESSMENT, 1995, U.S. DEPOSIT DATA BASE, #124.

Reference (Deposit): 1995/96, NEVADA MINES DIRECTORY, PP. 3, 22, 23.

Reference (Deposit): MAY 1988.

Reference (Deposit): CALENDAR YEAR 1987. NV DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION,

Reference (Deposit): MEMOIR 77, 1960, 117 PP.

Reference (Deposit): DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINING OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING

Reference (Deposit): THE NORTH AMERICAN CORDILLERA. GEOL. SOC. AM.

Reference (Deposit): 809. WISSER, E. RELATION OF ORE DEPOSITION TO DOMING IN

Reference (Deposit): NO. 6, 1973, PP. 747-764.

Reference (Deposit): NEVADA. ECON. GEOL. AND BULL. SOC. ECON. GEOL., V. 68,

Reference (Deposit): TONOPAH, COMSTOCK LODE, AND GOLDFIELD MINING DISTRICTS,

Reference (Deposit): METEORIC-HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION AND ORE DEPOSITION IN THE

Reference (Deposit): PRINT 76-1102, 18 PP.

Reference (Deposit): 703. TAYLOR, H. P. 018/016 EVIDENCE FOR

Reference (Deposit): LAS VEGAS NV, FEB. 1976. SOC. MIN. ENG. PRE-

Reference (Deposit): CENOZOIC TIME. PRES. AT SOC. MIN. ENG. AIME ANNU. MEETING,

Reference (Deposit): PAPER 843-B, 1976, 17 PP.

Reference (Deposit): 24. ASHLEY, R. P., AND M. L. SILBERMAN. DIRECT DATING OF

Reference (Deposit): MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF.

Reference (Deposit): AND OTHER METALS IN SILICIFIED ROCKS OF THE GOLDFIELD

Reference (Deposit): 23. ASHLEY, R. P., AND W. J. KEITH. DISTRIBUTION OF GOLD

Reference (Deposit): AND GEOL. REP. 33, 1979, PP. 77-86.

Reference (Deposit): MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA. NV BUREAU OF MINES

Reference (Deposit): DEPOSITION AT GOLDFIELD, NEVADA. PAPER IN PAPERS ON

Reference (Deposit): 22. ASHLEY, R. P. RELATION BETWEEN VOLCANISM AND ORE

Reference (Deposit): FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-681, 1975, SCALE 1:24,000

Reference (Deposit): MAR. 25-28, 1984, PP. FT4 1-27.

Reference (Deposit): 209. GARSIDE, L. J. ROAD LOG/TRIP GUIDE: STERLING MINE,

Reference (Deposit): SYMP. OF ASSOC. EXPL. GEOCHEM., RENO, NV,

Reference (Deposit): CORDILLERA, FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK, ED. BY J. L. JOHNSON.

Reference (Deposit): EXPLORATION FOR ORE DEPOSITS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN

Reference (Deposit): METAL DISTRICTS IN WEST-CENTRAL NEVADA. PAPER IN

Reference (Deposit): DISTRICT, AND BELL MOUNTAIN MINE, FIELD TRIP 4, PRECIOUS

Reference (Deposit): GUIDE: CANDELARIA MINE, GOLDFIELD DISTRICT, TONOPAH

Reference (Deposit): 208. GARSIDE, L. J. AND H. F. BONHAM, JR. ROAD LOG/TRIP

Reference (Deposit): GEOL., V. 71, 1976, PP. 904-924.

Reference (Deposit): FISSION- TRACK METHODS. ECON. GEOL. AND BULL. SOC. ECON.

Reference (Deposit): MINERALIZATION AT GOLDFIELD, NEVADA, BY POTASSIUM-ARGON AND


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