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Goodsprings Deposit

The Goodsprings Deposit is a gold mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,921 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: Goodsprings Deposit  

State:  Nevada

County:  Clark

Elevation: 4,921 Feet (1,500 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 35.83512, -115.52178

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Goodsprings Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Goodsprings Deposit
Secondary: Old Keystone Mine


Primary: Gold


State: Nevada
County: Clark
District: Goodsprings District

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.


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Owner Name: Durvada Resources, Ltd.
Info Year: 1991


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Polymetallic vein and replacement
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Discovery Year: 1855
Years of Production:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: S


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Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic replacement


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Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Carbonate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Cambrian

Name: Sedimentary Rock
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Cambrian

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold


Comment (Commodity): Ore Materials: gold

Comment (Economic Factors): In 1990, the remaining resource in Sandy Valley mine, Goodsprings District, was reported to be 58000 kilotonnes of ore containing 99.5 tonnes gold. Between 1856-1962 the mine produced 689 kilotonnes of ore containing 2.8 tonnes gold, 65.2 tonnes silver, 2.2 kilotonnes copper, 42.7 kilotonnes lead, and 98.8 kilotonnes zinc (Long and others). For the Old Keystone Mine area Goodsprings deposit, in 1990 the estimated geologic resource was 64 Mt grading 0.05 opt Au, and in 1996 reserves were reported to be 659 Kt ore grading 0.078 opt Au. The Keystone Mine area produced about 1000 ounces of gold in 1990.

Comment (Identification): This deposit encompasses the area in the Goodsprings Mining district called the Old Keystone Mine, MRDS record M031116. This record includes updates of all information in record M031116.

Comment (Deposit): Polymetallic vein and replacement. Several areas of high-grade gold-arsenic mineralization have been identified along the Keystone thrust fault.

Comment (Development): In 1996, Leader Mining International reported that they were commencing a drilling program on the Yellowhorse gold mine. Yellowhorse is described as an alkali porphyry system that is gold rich and sulfide poor, with significant values of platinum, silver, and copper. In 2004, Boxxer Gold Corp. began a diamond core drilling program on its Boss property, located in the Goodsprings mining district about 55 miles westsouthwest of Las Vegas. The preliminary drilling program will total approximately 3,000 feet of HQ-size core from five to six shallow (400- to 600-foot) angled holes designed to test three targets identified by geologic mapping, rockchip sampling and geochemical/geophysical survey programs completed since the fall of 2003. Concurrent with the drilling program, detailedgeologic mapping, rock chip sampling, and prospecting will continue on the east side of the property where several areas of high-grade gold-arsenic mineralization have been identified along the Keystone thrust fault.

Comment (Location): The deposit is located in upper Keystone Wash. UTM is from Keystone Mine adit.

Comment (Workings): Old underground workings and prospect pits.


Reference (Deposit): Longwell and others, 1965

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-90

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-91

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-92

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-93

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI 95

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-96

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-97

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-98

Reference (Deposit): Amer. Mines (1991-1992, 1995-1997)

Reference (Deposit): 1991; Skillings, 1990

Reference (Deposit): Northern Miner, 6/3/96

Reference (Deposit): NBMG Map 91, 3rd

Reference (Deposit): Amer. Mines (1991-1992), 1991

Reference (Deposit): Mesquite Lake Land Status, 1979

Reference (Deposit): NBMG Bull 62

Reference (Deposit): MASMILS 0320030116

Reference (Deposit): Mining Activity Reports, 1940

Reference (Deposit): Long, K.R., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., and Ludington, S.D., 1998, Significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-206A, 33 p.; 98-206B. one 3.5 inch diskette.

Reference (Deposit): Boxxer Gold Corp. press release, 4/29/2004.

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.