The April Fool is a gold mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,240 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: 6,240 Feet (1,902 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.4594, -114.76580
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April Fool MRDS details
Primary: April Fool
Secondary: April Fool Mine
District: Delamar (Ferguson) District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): FIG. 2.
Reference (Deposit): NV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 30A, 1937, P. 58-60;
Reference (Deposit): NV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 73, 1970, TABLE 14, P. 141
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.