The Rock Creek Claims is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,102 feet.
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Elevation: 6,102 Feet (1,860 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.3578, -117.81250
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Rock Creek Claims MRDS details
Primary: Rock Creek Claims
Secondary: Rock Creek Mining Claims
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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 (Geology): SILICIFIED ZONE IN RHYODACITE TUFF. 3 SAMPLES TAKEN BY USBM IN 1985 RANGE TO .116 PPM GOLD AND 25 PPM SILVER. FOR MAP AND SAMPLE DATA, SEE WFOC MINERAL PROPERTY FILE.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 70-86, 1986, P. 21.
Reference (Deposit): UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA AT L.A., 349 PAGES.
Reference (Deposit): MOUNTAINS, CHURCHILL AND LANDER COUNTIES, NV, PHD THESIS,
Reference (Deposit): BARROWS, K. J., 1971, GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN DESATOYA
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.