The Drinkwater Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,801 feet.
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Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.7769, -117.70720
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Drinkwater Mine MRDS details
Primary: Drinkwater Mine
Secondary: Mineral Ridge
Secondary: Silver Peak Gold
District: Silver Peak
Land ownership: Unknown
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Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Black Mammoth Consolidated Mining Co. (Bmcmc)
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1920 - 1942
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Combined Methods
Milling Method: Unspecified
Year First Production: 1920
Discovery Year: 1863
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Names): THIS PROPERTY IS PART OF THE MARY-DRINKWATER PROJECT/MINERAL RIDGE PROPERTY, 0320090371, MSHA MINES ID, 2602143, BOM RESPONDENT ID 2670200, USGS WOO29O1/(W002901). THIS PROPERTY FILE IS POSSIBLY A CLAIM ON THE MAIN PROPERTY OTHER RELATED PROPERTIES ARE: MARY - SEQ# 0320090163, MSHA MINES & BOM RESPONDENT ID 2601722; SILVER PEAK (GOLD) SEQ# 0320090735, MSHA MINES ID 2061996.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 225, 1903, P. 113
Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 55, 1906, PP.24,36, PLS.7-12, FIG 1
Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 610, 1968, P.178
Reference (Deposit): NEV BUR OF MINES BULL 78, 1972, P.71, PT.2
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.