Capitol Camp

The Capitol Camp is a gold mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 1,801 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: Capitol Camp  

State:  Nevada

County:  Clark

Elevation: 1,801 Feet (549 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 35.66971, -114.75109

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Capitol Camp MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Capitol Camp
Secondary: Capitol Mine
Secondary: Capital Area


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: Clark
District: Eldorado


Land Status

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.
Administrative Organization: Lake Mead National Recreation Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Thomas F. Murphy ( 1937 )

Owner Name: Homestake Mining Co. (ca. 1985)
Info Year: 1985


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: vein
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Epithermal vein, generic


Orebody

Form: tabular


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Tertiary

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Tertiary


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): The mine was developed on a vein deposit. The ore occurred in quartz veins.

Comment (Development): Thomas F. Murphy was the claim owner in 1937.

Comment (Economic Factors): Historic production pre-1937 totalled about $100,000 with additional small production from 1957 to1961. In 1985 reserves were reported as 1 million tons of ore grading 0.6 opt Au.

Comment (Identification): This record supersedes record M031030 from which all material has been incorporated and updated.

Comment (Location): Old workings cover a large area in Capitol Wash.

Comment (Workings): The mine area was developed by many shallow pits and adits as well as by shafts.

Comment (Commodity): Ore Materials: gold

Comment (Commodity): Gangue Materials: quartz


References

Reference (Deposit): MASMILS 0320030735

Reference (Deposit): NBMG Property Report, 1982 (MD27, I35)

Reference (Deposit): Hansen, 1962

Reference (Deposit): Boulder City Land Status, 1978

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MAP 91: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Reference (Deposit): Jerry Baughman, oral communication, 1999

Reference (Deposit): NBMG M106

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): LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO., NEV. BUR. MINE BULL. 62, p. 181.

Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W. O., 1937 , RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN CLARK CO., US BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 6964 , P. 33 - 34


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 at Gold Districts of Nevada.