The Overton Mine is a magnesite mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 1,598 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 1,598 Feet (487 Meters)
Lat, Long: 36.5, -114.47780
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Overton Mine MRDS details
Primary: Overton Mine
Secondary: Overton Ridge Magnesite Deposits
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: Gentry, Laura
Home Office: Las Vegas, Nv
Info Year: 1983
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1915
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): DATA NOT AVAILABLE FOR PAST PRODUCTION: NO MILL
Comment (Deposit): GENERAL LOCATION: ABOUT 20 KM SE OF MOAPA. GENERAL SIZE OF ORE BODY: MEDIUM
Comment (Ownership): OPERATOR: STANDARD SLAG CO.
Reference (Deposit): NEV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. REPORT 45, 1989, P. 10.
Reference (Deposit): BULL.871, P.119-141
Reference (Deposit): NEVADA: NV BUR MINES AND GEOL. BULL.62, P.204
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, 1965, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO,
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C. R., E. H. PAMPEYAN, B. BOWYER, AND R. J.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): BULL. 871, 1936, 197 PP.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): OF THE REGION AROUND BOULDER DAM. U.S. GEOL. SURV.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): NOLAN, W. W. RUBEY, AND W. T. SCHALLER. MINERAL RESOURCES
Reference (Reserve-Resource): 266. HEWETT, D. F., E. CALLAGHAN, B. N. MOORE, T. B.
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.