The Cortez Gold Mines Refinery/Mill is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,921 feet.
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Elevation: 4,921 Feet (1,500 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.1728, -116.60560
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Cortez Gold Mines Refinery/Mill MRDS details
Primary: Cortez Gold Mines Refinery/Mill
Secondary: Cortez Mill
District: Cortez District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Cortez Gold Mines Joint Venture
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1975 -
Owner Name: Kennecott Corp. (Rtz-Cra)
Home Office: Utah
Info Year: 1996
Owner Name: Placer Dome U. S., Inc.
Home Office: Colorado
Info Year: 1996
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Leach
Plant Subtype: Precipitation
Operation Type: Processing Plant
Mining Method: Unknown
Milling Method: Leach-Precipitation
Year First Production: 1968
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 (Deposit): THIS IS THE MILL WHICH PROCESSES CORTEZ MINING COMPLEX ORE FROM HORSE CANYON (0320110228), GOLD ACRES PITS (0320150008), CORTEZ MINE (MAIN CORTEZ MINE MAS PROPERTY FILE - 0320150509).
Comment (Production): SEE MAIN FILE FOR PRODUCTION DATA.
Reference (Deposit): NEV. DIV. MINE INSPECTION, 1976, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE
Reference (Deposit): OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1975, P. 30.
Reference (Deposit): NEV. DIV. MINE INSPECTION, 1979, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE
Reference (Deposit): OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1978, P. 25.
Reference (Deposit): NEVADA DIV. MINE INSPECTION, 1991, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA, MINE
Reference (Deposit): OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1990, P51.
Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1996/97, U.S. MINES & MINING
Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P237.
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.