The Gold Acres is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,561 feet.
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Elevation: 5,561 Feet (1,695 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.2575, -116.74250
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Gold Acres MRDS details
Primary: Gold Acres
Secondary: Cortez Mill
Secondary: Cortez Gold Mine
District: Cortez District
Land ownership: Unknown
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: Fee Ownership
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Kennecott Minerals Co.
Home Office: Utah
Info Year: 1996
Owner Name: Placer Dome U. S. Inc.
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1996
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Leach
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Open Pit
Milling Method: Heap Leach-Merrill-Crowe
Year First Production: 1968
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): THIS OPEN PIT IS PART OF THE CORTEZ MINES MINING COMPLEX. SEE CORTEZ GOLD MINE (0320150509) FOR MORE DETAILS. IT IS ONE OF THREE OPEN PITS THAT SUPPLY THE CORTEZ MILL, MAS SEQ # 0320159011. ALL RESERVE/RESOURCES DATA AND ADIT DATA SEE CORTEZ GOLD MINE 0320150509. PIT IS NOW DEPLETED, AUG 1997:
Reference (Deposit): NEV. BUR. OF MINES BULL. 65, 1964, P.156, 158.
Reference (Deposit): NEV. INDUS. COMM. DIR. OF ACTIVE NEV. MINE OPS., JAN. 31, 19
Reference (Deposit): NEV. BUR. OF MINES BULL. 88, 1977, P. 76
Reference (Deposit): NEV BUR OF MINE BULL.88,1977, P. 75
Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1996/1997, US MINES & MINING
Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P 237, "COTREZ MINES".
Reference (Deposit): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1996, P 195, "CORTEZ MINES".
Reference (Deposit): 1995/96, NEVADA MINES DIRECTORY, PP. 16, 23, "CORTEZ MINES".
Reference (Deposit): WARGO, JOSEPH G. THE NEXT EXPLORATION STAGE FOR CARLIN-TYPE
Reference (Deposit): GOLD DEPOSITS. MINING ENGINEERING. VOL 31, NO 9, SEPTEMBER
Reference (Deposit): 1979, PP. 1321-1323.
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.