Horseshoe Mine

The Horseshoe Mine is a gold mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,972 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.

Mine Info

Name: Horseshoe Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 6,972 Feet (2,125 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.9196, -115.50140

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Horseshoe Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Horseshoe Mine
Secondary: Horseshoe/Galaxy Mine
Secondary: part of Mooney Basin Mine Area


Primary: Gold


State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Bald Mountain District

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Administrative Organization: Ely BLM district


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Owner Name: Barrick Gold Corp.
Info Year: 2006


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: sediment-hosted gold
Operation Type: Surface
Year First Production: 1991
Year Last Production: 1992
Years of Production:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: S


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Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Sediment-hosted Au


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Type: R
Description: The Bald Mountain district is located in an area of thinned crust along the eastern side of the Late Proterozoic rift that split the North American craton. It is also in the west-central portion of the Late Devonian-Early Mississippian Antler foreland basin, and near the eastern edge of deformation related to the late Paleozoic Humboldt orogeny To the west of the Bald Mountain district, geologic interpretations are dominated by recognition of Paleozoic deformation, whereas to the east, interpretations emphasize Mesozoic contraction and plutonism and Tertiary extension.

Type: L
Description: At Galaxy, the dominant structure controls are


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Name: Sedimentary Rock
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Mississippian
Age Old: Late Devonian

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold


Comment (Commodity): Ore Materials: gold

Comment (Deposit): Horseshoe has dominant trends of N4050W that are about parallel to the Bida trend.

Comment (Development): Development in the northeastern part of the district began in 1987. The ARM Joint Venture (Amselco with, at dif- ferent times, Occidental Petroleum, Nerco, Kennecott) began relinquishing claim groups north of Alligtor Ridge Mine that were originally staked as part of an agreement with Lyle Campbell. Campbell retained and maintained the claim groups and, in November 1987, leased the Casino-Winrock area of claims to the USMX-Pegasus Joint Venture who began mining the deposit in 1991. Mining commenced in July, 1991 and was completed in 1992. Haul distance was 1.3 miles and strip ratio was 0.93:1. In 2006, Barrick Gold Corp. acquired the Horseshoe Mine property through its acquisition of Placer Dome U. S., Inc.

Comment (Economic Factors): In 1991, the Horseshoe deposit reserves were reported at 1.5 milion tons of ore grading 0.039 opt gold.

Comment (Identification): The Horseshoe Mine deposit is encompassed by Placer Dome?s Mooney Basin mine area.


Reference (Location): Rockwell, Barnaby W. and Hofstra, Albert H., 2008, Identification of quartz and carbonate minerals across northern Nevada using ASTER thermal infrared emissivity data?Implications for geologic mapping and mineral resource investigations in well-studied and frontier areas; Geosphere; February 2008; v. 4; no. 1; p. 218-246, Plate 12.

Reference (Location): Nutt, C. J. and Hofstra, A. H., 2007, Bald Mountain Gold Mining District, Nevada: A Jurassic Reduced Intrusion-Related Gold System; Economic Geology, v. 102, pp. 1129?1155.

Reference (Deposit): FEIS, 1995

Reference (Deposit): BLM, 2004, Bald Mountain Mine Exploration Program Programmatic Environmental Assessment NV040-04-023, Case File # N78825.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-91 thru MI-00

Reference (Deposit): DEIS, 1995

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-88 through MI-02

Reference (Deposit): Nevada Land Status, 1990;

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Reference (Deposit): USMX, 1990, Annual report for 1989.

Reference (Deposit): USMX, 1992, Annual report for 1991

Reference (Deposit): The Geological Society of Nevada 1996 Spring Field trip, Geology and Gold Deposits of Eastern Nevada, GSN Special Publication No. 23.

Reference (Deposit): Hitchborn and others, 1996, Geology and Gold Deposits of the Bald Mountain Mining District, White Pine County, Nevada, in Geology and Ore Deposits of the American Cordillera Symposium Proceedings, eds. A. Coyner and P. Fahey.

Reference (Deposit): Nutt, C.J., Hofstra, A.H., Hart, K.S., and Mortensen, J.K., 2000, Structural setting and genesis of gold deposits in the Bald Mountain-Alligator Ridge area, east-central Nevada, in Cluer, J.K., Price, J.G., Struhsacker, E.M., Hardyman, R.F., and Morris, C.L., eds., Geology and Ore Deposits 2000: The Great Basin and Beyond: Geological Society of Nevada Symposium Proceedings, May 15-18, 2000, p. 513-537.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG Map 91, 2nd, 3rd

Reference (Deposit): DEIS, 1995

Reference (Deposit): Nevada Land Status, 1990

Reference (Deposit): Long, K.R., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., and Ludington, S.D., 1998, Database of significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States; Part A, Database description and analysis; part B, Digital database: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-206, 33 p., one 3.5 inch diskette.

Reference (Deposit): FEIS, 1995

Reference (Deposit): Amer. Mines (1991-92), 1991 thru Amer. Mines (2000), 2001

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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.