Gold Top Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103939
MRDS ID M231339
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Top Mine
Alternate or previous names Wrongly Labeled Red Top Mine On Topo Map.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.06594, 40.6149 (WGS84)
Elevation 1783
Relative position 8 MILES WSW 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 032N 044E 30 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON LICKING CREEK

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Hydrothermal

Analytical data

Result ORE CONTAINING UP TO 6 OZ/TON AU HAS BEEN SELECTIVELY MINED. ONE RECORDED SHIPMENT CONTAINED 3.32 OZ AU AND 3.0 OZ AG PER TON.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Rock unit name Harmony Formation
    Rock description Harmony Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.06594, 40.6149

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike NE
    Dip NW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Zone, Shears, Breccia Zones

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE DEPOSITS ARE NARROW QUARTZ VEINS CONTAINING POCKETS OF SULFIDE MINERALS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • ORE CONTAINED UP TO 6 OZ/TON AU AND 3 OZ AG/TON

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 91.44M

Comments on the workings information

  • ADIT AND CROSS-WORKINGS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231339

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PRINCIPAL WORKING IS AN ADIT ABOUT 300 FT. LONG AND CROSS-WORKINGS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 La Pointe, D. D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology