The Original Velvet is a gold mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,699 feet.
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Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.7183, -117.21640
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Original Velvet MRDS details
Primary: Original Velvet
Secondary: Velvet Claim
Owner Name: Goldfield Merger Mines Co.
Owner Name: Velvet Gold Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): NO. 156.
Reference (Deposit): NEVADA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 66, PLATE 1,
Reference (Deposit): RANSOM, F. L., 1909, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOLDFIELD,
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.