Mccoy Mine

The Mccoy Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,440 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.

Mine Info

Name: Mccoy Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation: 5,440 Feet (1,658 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.32, -117.21250

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Mccoy Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mccoy Mine
Secondary: Brown Adit
Secondary: Cove
Secondary: Mccoy/Cove Mine
Secondary: Mc Coy/Cove Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Battle Mountain District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Type: Unknown
Type: Other
Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Echo Bay Mines Ltd.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Canada
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1989 -

Owner Name: Echo Bay Minerals Co.
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1989 -


Production

Year: 1990
Description: Silver Production 1982500 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1990
Description: Gold Production 255000 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1991
Description: Mill Ore @ .094au/2.69ag O/T 2458000 Sat Ore/Yr
Year: 1991
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ 0.020au/0.69ag O/T 5174000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1991
Description: Silver Production 5619007 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1991
Description: Gold Production 284327 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1992
Description: Mill Ore @ .110au/4.55ag O/T 2473000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1992
Description: Heap Leach Ore @.014au/0.60ag O/T 9029000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1992
Description: Silver Produced 7921496 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1992
Description: Gold Produced 301512 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1993
Description: Mill Ore @ 0.113au/4.62ag O/T 2860000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1993
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ .017au/.88ag O/T 8938000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1993
Description: Silver Production 12454338 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1995
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ .018au/.49ag O/T 4355000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1995
Description: Silver Production 11905806 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1995
Description: Gold Production 310016 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1996
Description: Mill Ore @ .086au/3.14ag O/T 3287000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1996
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ .018au/.27ag O/T 6068000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1996
Description: Silver Production 7102300 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1996
Description: Gold Production 271700 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1986
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ 0.038 O/T Au 523000 St Ore
Year: 1986
Description: Gold Production 14000 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1987
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ 0.040 O/T Au 4292000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1987
Description: Gold Production 90800 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1988
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ 0.053au/1.14ag O/T 2994000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1988
Description: Silver Production 764100 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1988
Description: Gold Production 104000 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1989
Description: Mill Ore @ 0.107au/3.21ag O/T 1358000 St Ore
Year: 1989
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ 0.020au/0.44ag O/T 5696000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1989
Description: Silver Production 2259700 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1989
Description: Gold Production 214600 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1990
Description: Mill Ore @ 0.097au/1.32ag O/T 2205000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1990
Description: Heap Leach Ore @ 0.O21au/0.2ag O/T 5709000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1993
Description: Gold Production 395608 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1994
Description: Mill Ore @ 0.14au/5.29 O/T 2660000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1994
Description: Heap Leach Ore @.013au/.48ag O/T 7892000 St Ore/Yr
Year: 1994
Description: Silver Production 10443151 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1994
Description: Gold Production 359360 Tr Oz/Yr
Year: 1995
Description: Mill Ore @ .113au/5.27ag O/T 2648000 St Ore/Yr


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Leach
Plant Subtype: Hydromet
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Combined Methods
Milling Method: Heap Leach-Agglomerate-Carbon Column-Merrill-Crowe
Year First Production: 1986
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): TOTAL DEMONSTRATED ORE RESOURCES; 12/31/96 (PROV+PORB+MEAS+IND) COG AVG OF 0.686G/MT AND SR OF 2.8:1. THE COVE DEPOSIT WAS DISCOVERED IN MARCH 1987, IT IS ONE MILE FROM THE MCCOY MINE.

Comment (Economic Factors): MCCOY UNDERGROUND IS PRODUCING ABOUT 635 MT/D ORE. COVE UNDERGROUND IS NOT OPERATING DUE TO MUCH WATER AND POOR GROUND.

Comment (Economic Factors): MCCOY OPEN PIT IS MINED OUT. COVE OPEN PIT PRODUCES THE MAJORITY OF THE ORE FOR PROCESSING AT THE LEACH PAD AND MILL.

Comment (Deposit): COVE UNDERGROUND MINE PROPERTY FILE SEQ #0320150710, MILS DATA. TOTAL MCCOY/CAVE 2560 UNPATENTED CLAIMS.


References

Reference (Geology): ECHO BAY MINES, 1995 10-K FROM REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): ECHO BAY MINES, ANNUAL REPORT, 1995

Reference (Deposit): 1995/96, NEVADA MINES DIRECTORY, PP. 9, 25, 26.

Reference (Deposit): MAJOR MINES OF NEVADA, 1995, MINERAL INDUSATRIES IN NEVADA'

Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P256.

Reference (Deposit): ECHO BAY MINES, 1995 10-K FORM REPORT.

Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, VOL. 108, #9, FEB. 26, 1997, PP. 10, 11.

Reference (Deposit): ECONOMY, THE NEVADA DIVISION OF MINERALS, 1996, NEVADA

Reference (Deposit): BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, SPE PUB P-7, PP. 10, 11.

Reference (Deposit): AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1996, PP. 90, 91.

Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, VOL 107, #34, AUG 21, 1996, P12.

Reference (Deposit): RANDOL, MINES DIRECTORY, 1996/97, U.S. MINES & MINING

Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, VOL., 104, #23, JUNE 9, 1993, PP. 1, 4.

Reference (Deposit): ECHO BAY MINES, ANNUAL REPORT, 1993

Reference (Deposit): ECHO BAY MINES, ANNUAL REPORT, 1994

Reference (Deposit): RANDOL, MINES DIRECTORY, 1994/95, U.S. MINES & MINING

Reference (Deposit): COMPANIES, P335.

Reference (Production): ECHO BAY MINES 1996 ANNUAL REPORT, P58.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): ECHO BAY MINES, 1996 ANNUAL REPORT, (PP. 56,57), & 1996

Reference (Reserve-Resource): FROM 10-K REPORT, (PP. 3, 4, 5, 8).

Reference (Deposit): NEVADA MINING ASSOC. BULLETIN, NOV-DEC 1986, P. 20.

Reference (Deposit): E & MJ, 1986, VOL. 13, NO. 5. P. 5.

Reference (Deposit): MINING JOURNAL, 1986, SEPT. 12, P. 177.

Reference (Deposit): THE NORTHERN MINER, SEP. 15, 1986, P. 1.

Reference (Deposit): DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE MCCOY/COVE WATER

Reference (Deposit): INFILTRATION PROJECT, ECHO BAY MINES, 1989.

Reference (Deposit): ECHO BAY MINES ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1989.

Reference (Deposit): BROOKS, J. W. AND OTHERS, PETROLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE

Reference (Deposit): MCCOY GOLD SKARN, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA, IN "GREAT

Reference (Deposit): BASIN SYMPOSIUM", GEOL. SOC. OF NEVADA, RENO, NEVADA,

Reference (Deposit): 1990, PP. 61-62.

Reference (Deposit): ECHO BAY MINES ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1990.

Reference (Deposit): ECHO BAY MINES FORM 10K FOR 1990.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.