Imlay Canyon Placers

  

Mine Info

State: Nevada

County: Pershing

Elevation: 4,639 feet (1,414 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.60694, -118.18417



Imlay Canyon Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Imlay Canyon Placers"
Secondary: "D&O Claim"
Secondary: "NBMG Sample Site 2525"
Secondary: "Imlay Placer"
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Mercury
Tertiary: Tungsten
State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Imlay District; Humboldt District; Prince Royal District
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Global Resources Inc.,
Company ID:
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Home Office: Houston, Tx
Info Year:
Years: 1984 -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
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Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
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Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

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Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
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Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Holocene
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Analytical Data

Materials

Analytical Data : SAMPLE 2525 OF HEAVY MINERAL CONCENTRATE CONTAINS 20 % FE, 0.5 % MG, 0.2 % CA, +1 % TI, 1500 PPM MN, 1000 PPM AS, -300 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 100 PPM CO, 100 PPM CR, 150 P-PM CU, 20 PPM MO, 150 PPM NI, 150 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 700 PPM V-, 100 PPM W, 15 PPM Y, 500 PPM ZN, 500 PPM ZR, 0.2 PPM AU (AA -ANALYSIS).
Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment UTM IS FOR CURRENTLY ACTIVE PLACER IN IMLAY CANYON NEAR MOUTH OF CANYON. PLACERS HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THE CANYON IN- THE PAST ALL ALONG THE CANYON FROM ITS MOUTH TO THE IMLAY MIN-E, A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 2 MILES.
Comment Type:
Production
Comment CURRENT PRODUCTION IS ABOUT 5 OZ AU/DAY (1984)
Comment Type:
Development
Comment OLD PLACER DISTRICT WORKED INTERMITTENTLY FROM 1860'S TO PRESENT. INSPIRATION COPPER CONDUCTED EXPLORATION IN THE -DISTRICT IN 1984, BUT RETURNED THE PROPERTY TO OWNER AS BEING -TOO SMALL.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment PLACER GOLD, CINNABAR, AND SCHEELITE OCCUR IN QUATERNARY GRAVELS IN AND ADJACENT TO IMLAY CANYON. MOST PRODUCTIVE -GRAVELS ARE HOLOCENE, 1-2 M THICK, RESTING ON OLDER GRAVELS WH-ICH ARE LOCALLY FE-OXIDE STAINED AND CEMENTED BY CALICHE TO VA-RYING DEGREES. GRAVELS REST ON PHYLLITE OF GRASS VALLEY FM. OL-DER GRAVELS CONTAIN SOME GOLD, BUT GENERALLY NOT ENOUGH TO PAY- FOR MINING IT. BEST VALUES OCCUR IN THIN YOUNGEST GRAVELS WHI-CH ARE UNCONSOLIDATED AND MODERATELY WELL-SORTED, OVERLYING OL-DER, SEMI-INDURATED, POORLY SORTED GRAVELS.
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment SEVERAL PITS, PROSPECT CUTS, TRENCHES. ACTIVE PLACER OPERATION; TRUCK HAULAGE FROM GRAVEL PITS, FRONT END LOADER, -TROMMELS, SLUICE, JIGS(1984)
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment THE PROBABLE SOURCE OF PLACER GOLD IS THE IMLAY VEIN COMPOSED OF QUARTZ CONTAINING SILVER AND GOLD.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment PLACER MINING ACTIVITY IN THE IMLAY DISTRICT WAS RESTRICTED TO SMALL-SCALE DRY WASHING OF GRAVELS. PLACER GOLD RECOVERED BY DRY PLACERING. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING CO., NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
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Reference Category:
Deposit
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Reference: JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: USGS BULL. 1356
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Reference Category:
Deposit
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Reference: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1930-31 MINERALS YEARBOOK PT. 1-METALS.
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: SILBERLING & WALLACE, 1967, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE IMLAY QUAD., PERSHING CO., NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ-666
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Reference Category:
Deposit
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Reference: BONHAM, H. F., JR., 28 AUG 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
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Reference Category:
Deposit
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Reference: NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: JONES, R. B. AND PAPKE, K. G., 1984, NBMG MAP 83.
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