Box Canyon Placer Deposits

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10043991
MRDS ID M231304
Record type Site
Current site name Box Canyon Placer Deposits
Alternate or previous names Blue Jacket, Gold Dollar, Ellendale, Golden Link, Grand View, Henry, Limelite, Maybell, Minnie, Pay Day, Gold Eagle, Ducky, Tuesday, Claims

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.11538, 40.51879 (WGS84)
Elevation 1798
Relative position 13 MILES SW OF TOWN OF BATTLE MOUNTAIN
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Lander

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 031N 043E 34,27 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • IN BOX CANYON FROM 5500 TO 5900 FT ELEVATION

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Analytical data

Result GOLD IS 858 TO 874 FINE

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.11538, 40.51879

Ore body information

  • General form BLANKET, CHANNELS, VALLEY FILL
    Width 15.24M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Channels,

Comments on the geologic information

  • PLACER CHANNEL IS 30-50 FT. WIDE AT WIDEST PART NEAR THE MINNIE MINE, AND NARROWS UP & DOWN THE CANYON

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1909
Discovery method Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Year of first production 1910

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Madsen, F. C.
    First year 1937
    Last year 1942

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION IS FOR 1910-1951, TOTAL FOR ALL BOX CANYON CLAIMS

Comments on development

  • MANY CLAIMS TREATED COLLECTIVELY HERE. FIRST PRODUCTION WAS 38.34 OZ IN 1910 BY C. MILLER FROM THE GRANDVIEW CLAIMS. THE MAJOR PRODUCTION WAS BY F.C. MADSEN FROM 1937-1942

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231304

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MAKEE, T.H. AND STAGER, H.K. 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEV.: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B.

  • Production

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PLACER; MOST PRODUCTIVE PART OF THE CANYON EXTENDED FROM ABOUT THE 5900 FOOT CONTOUR DOWN TO THE 5500 FT. CONTOUR.
Deposit THE PLACER DEPOSITS IN MOST OF THE MAJOR CANYONS DRAINING THE DISTRICT HAVE YIELDED GOLD EACH YEAR SINCE DISCOVERY; THE MOST PRODUCTIVE PERIODS WERE 1913-22, 1932-39, AND 1947-55. BOX CANYON PLACER DEPOSITS WERE DISCOVERED ABOUT 1909. FIRST PRODUCTION WAS 38.34 OZ IN 1910 BY C. MILLER FROM THE GRANDVIEW CLAIMS. THE MANY CLAIMS ARE TREATED COLLECTIVELY HERE. MAJOR PRODUCTION WAS BY F.C. MADSEN 1937-1942. PRODUCTIVE PART OF THE CANYON EXTENDED FROM ABOUT THE 5900 FT CONTOUR DOWN TO THE 5500 FT. CONTOUR. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 Flynn, Patricia Dodd Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology