The Alpha is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Alpha  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Commodity: Silver

Lat, Long: 40.4286, -118.22920

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Alpha MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Alpha
Secondary: Rye Patch Group
Secondary: Butte
Secondary: Silver Bell Claims


Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Lead


State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Rye Patch

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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin

Mineral Deposit Model

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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 Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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: Gold Districts of Nevada.