The Blue Buck Claim is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 8,881 feet.
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Elevation: 8,881 Feet (2,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.4078, -117.02220
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Blue Buck Claim MRDS details
Primary: Blue Buck Claim
Secondary: Blue Jay
District: Birch Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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: Jerry Mack, Richard William, Joe Dory
Info Year: 1990
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): TWO SAMPLES TAKEN OF GRANITE AND QUARTZ. QUARTZ SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.347 PPM AG, 316 PPM AS, 0.073 PPM AU. GRANITE ASSAYED 0.121 PPM AG AND 31.00 PPM MOLYBDENUM.
Reference (Deposit): TOIYABE NATIONAL FOREST.
Reference (Deposit): PART OF THE TOIYABE RANGE, NEVADA, ADMINISTERED AS
Reference (Deposit): UNPUBLISHED REPORT, AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT INTEREST IN THAT
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.