The Alpha is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 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: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.4286, -118.22920
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Alpha MRDS details
Secondary: Rye Patch Group
Secondary: Silver Bell Claims
District: Rye Patch
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 414, 1909, P 43-45
Reference (Deposit): P 565
Reference (Deposit): USGS GEOL MAP GQ-820, 1969, 1/62,500
Reference (Deposit): USBM INF CIRC 6902, 1936, P 33
Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 318, 1959, P 73
Reference (Deposit): NEV BUR OF MINES BULL 24, 1935, TOPO MAP
Reference (Deposit): NEV BUR OF MINES BULL 89, 1977, P 84, PL 2A
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.