The Columbia Mt. Alunite is a mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,112 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.
Elevation: 6,112 Feet (1,863 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.7269, -117.22470
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Columbia Mt. Alunite MRDS details
Primary: Columbia Mt. Alunite
Secondary: Goldfield Mill 0320099018
Secondary: Goldfield Mine 0320090415
Secondary: Goldfield Vector 0320090727
Secondary: Goldfield Geochen 0320090744
Secondary: Columbia 0320090273
Secondary: Columbia Mtn. West Tunnel
Secondary: Columbia Mtn. East Tunnel
District: Goldfield District
Land ownership: Private
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): RANSOM, F.L., 1909, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOLDFIELD,
Reference (Deposit): NEVADA: USGS PROF. PAPER 66, P. 130.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUR MINES RI 3561, P. 16.
Reference (Deposit): THOENEN, J.R., 1941, ALUNITE RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES:
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.