Lynch Creek Claim

The Lynch Creek Claim is a tungsten mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,799 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: Lynch Creek Claim  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation: 7,799 Feet (2,377 Meters)

Commodity: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 39.3581, -117.03390

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Lynch Creek Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lynch Creek Claim
Secondary: Lynch Creek
Secondary: Blue Horron Group


Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Beryllium


State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Birch Creek District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
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): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 6118, 1962, 10 PP.

Reference (Deposit): NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 65, 1964, P. 158.

Reference (Deposit): NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 88, 1977, P. 73.

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 at Gold Districts of Nevada.