The Dry Canyon Mine is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 8,399 feet.
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Elevation: 8,399 Feet (2,560 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.3853, -117.09170
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Dry Canyon Mine MRDS details
Primary: Dry Canyon Mine
Secondary: Annie Laurie
Secondary: Graduation, Venus & Juniper Claims
Secondary: Austin Gold Venture
Secondary: Quito Claim Group
Secondary: Antimony King Mine
Secondary: Antimony No. 4 Patent
Secondary: Spencer Claims
Secondary: Dry Canyon Gold
Secondary: Last Chance
Secondary: Fmc Dry Canyon Gold
District: Big 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: Private Lease
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Inspiration Mines Inc.
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1987
Owner Name: Fmc Gold Co. (Fmc Corp)
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1987
Owner Name: Austin Gold Venture
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1996
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Bench (Berm)
Milling Method: Leach-Solvent-Extract-Precipitation
Year First Production: 1986
Discovery Year: 1979
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Reserve-Resource): 1988 AU PROD.=55,000 OZ. 1988 AU RESERVE= 102,000 CONT. OZ AU. ORIGINAL PEFR RECIEVED 10/88--REVIEWED 10/88. 1988 PROD.= 55,000 OZ., 1989 PROD. = 50,725 OZ FROM 263,000 MT ORE MILLED. 1989 RESERVE = 0 (MINED OUT?) PROPERTY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN 1992 AU AVAIL. STUDY. WAS A JOINT VENTURE OF INSPIRATION MINES INC.(THROUGH WESTGOLD) AND FMC GOLD CO. MINED OUT 12/89. BEING RECLAIMED, ESTIMATED COMPLETION 1995.
Comment (Names): THIS MINERAL PROPERTY FILE CONTAINS ALL INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING MINES AND CLAIMS: GRADUATION, VENUS, AND JUPITER CLAIMS (0320150174); SPENCER CLAIMS (0320150194), DRY CANYON MINE (0320150136), ANTIMONY KING MINE (0320150034), AND AUSTIN GOLD MILL (0320150023). ANOMALOUS ARSENIC, SELENIUM, GALLIUM, CADMINUM.
Reference (Deposit): INTERNATIONAL MINING, NOVEMBER 87, THE AUSTIN GOLD MINE,
Reference (Deposit): ROCKY MOUNTAIN PAY DIRT, APRIL 1987, P. 4A.
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
Reference (Deposit): MINING RECORD, 4/16/86, P.3.
Reference (Deposit): MINING ENGINEERING, P. 481, JULY 86.
Reference (Deposit): PLAN OF OPERATION, DTDD 7/26/85.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. MINES AND MINING COMPANIES.
Reference (Deposit): RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1994/95 - P306; 1996/97 - P229;
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 563, 1968, P. 1-13.
Reference (Deposit): NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY REPORT 41, 1986, P. 93-102.
Reference (Deposit): P. 17-B19.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 400-B, 1960,
Reference (Deposit): INSPIRATION RESOURCES CORP. ANNUAL REPORTS 86-90.
Reference (Deposit): FMC GOLD COMPANY ANNUAL REPORTS 86-90.
Reference (Deposit): UNITED STATES, GEOL. SOC. OF NEVADA, RENO, NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): BULK MINEABLE PRECIOUS METAL DEPOSITS OF THE WESTERN
Reference (Deposit): DROSTE, K.J. AND OTHERS, 1988, THE AUSTIN GOLD VENTURES IN
Reference (Deposit): P. 24-29.
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.