The La Plata Project is a molybdenum mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,017 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: 6,017 Feet (1,834 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.4447, -118.29860
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La Plata Project MRDS details
Primary: La Plata Project
District: La Plata District
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.
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Phelps Dodge
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1990
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): U.S. NAVY, 1991, FIG. 4-3, P. 44.
Reference (Deposit): NEVADA: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT FOR THE
Reference (Deposit): WITHDRAWAL AT NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, CHURCHILL COUNTY,
Reference (Deposit): ATION AND SOCIOECONOMIC STUDY OF THE PROPOSED MASTER LAND
Reference (Deposit): THOMPSON, R.J., AND BOLENEUS, D.E. MINERAL RESOURCE EVALU-
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.