Major Mines of Nevada 1997

SECTION I
Lyon County
Storey County
Washoe County

SECTION II
Humboldt County
Pershing County

SECTION III
Lander County
Eureka County

SECTION IV
Elko County
White Pine County

SECTION V
Churchill County
Mineral County

SECTION VI
Esmeralda County
Nye County

SECTION VII
Clark County
Lincoln County

Summary of 1997 Production

Economic Impacts of Mining in Nevada

Major Mines, Oil Fields, and Geothermal Plants, 1997 (pdf map)


SECTION I

Lyon County

Location map

Adams Claim Gypsum Mine (1)
Operator:

Art Wilson Co.
P.O. Box 1160
Carson City, NV 89702
775-882-0700 fax: 882-0790
Company employees: 8
Production: gypsum: 130,677 tons

CR Minerals Mine (2)
Operator:

CR Minerals Corp.
P.O. Box 858
Fernley, NV 89408
775-575-2536; fax: 575-4857
Company employees: 17
Production: diatomite

Hazen Pit (3)
Operator:

Eagle-Picher Minerals, Inc.
P.O. Box 10408
Reno, NV 89510
775-343-1818 fax: 343-1821
Production: diatomite

NCC Limestone Quarry (4)
Operator:

Nevada Cement Co.
P.O. Box 840
Fernley, NV 89408
775-575-2281; fax: 575-4387
Company employees: 132
Production: lime/clay

Yerington and MacArthur Mines (5)
Operator:

Arimetco, Inc.
102 Burch Drive
Yerington, NV 89447
775-463-3125; fax: 463-3127
Company employees: 97
Production: copper

Storey County

Location map

Clark Mine and Mill (6)
Operator:

Eagle-Picher Minerals, Inc.
P.O. Box 10408
Reno, NV 89510
775-343-1818
Company employees: 62
Production: diatomite

Golden Eagle Mine (7)
Operator:

American Eagle Resources, Inc.
P.O. Box 859
Virginia City, NV 89440
775-246-0761; fax: 246-3117
Company employees: 7
Production: gold - 116 oz; silver - 629 oz

Washoe County

Location map

No major mines were operated in Washoe County in 1997.

SECTION II

Humboldt County

Location map

Getchell Mine (1)
Operator:

Getchell Gold Corp.
P.O. Box 220
Golconda, NV 89414
775-635-5001; fax: 635-8015
Company employees: 400
Production: gold - 177,321 oz

Hycroft Mine (2)
Operator:

Hycroft Resources & Dev., Inc.
P.O. Box 3030
Winnemucca, NV 89446
775-623-5260; fax: 625-0215
Company employees: 197
Contract employees: 3
Production: gold - 117,378; silver - 479,920 oz

Lone Tree Complex (3)
Operator:

Newmont Gold Co.
P.O. Box 388
Valmy, NV 89438
775-635-9000; fax: 635-0111
Company employees: 548
Production: gold - 331,082 oz

Marigold Mine (4)
Operator:

Rayrock Mines, Inc.
P.O. Box 9
Valmy, NV 89438
775-635-2317 fax: 623-0826
Company employees: 107
Production: gold - 73,800 oz

MIN-AD Mine and Mill (5)
Operator:

MIN-AD, Inc.
4210 W. Jungo Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445
775-623-5944; fax: 623-9028
Company employees: 13
Production: specialty limestone - 59,222 tons

Pinson Mine (6)
Operator:

Homestake Mining Co.
P.O. Box 2280
Winnemucca, NV 89446
775-623-5036; fax: 623-5030
Company employees: 91
Production: gold - 51,600 oz; silver - 4,500 oz

Royal Peacock Opal Mine (7)
Operator:

Walter Wilson
Homestead Road P.O. 144
Orovada, NV 89425
775-941-0374
Production: precious opal

Twin Creeks Mine (8)
Operator:

Newmont Gold Co.
P.O. Box 69
Golconda, NV 89414
775-635-9400; fax: 635-4596
Company employees: 790
Contract employees: 60
Production: gold - 572,150 oz; silver - 210,493 oz

Pershing County

Location map

Coeur Rochester Mine (9)
Operator:

Coeur D'Alene Mines Corp.
P.O. Box 1057
Lovelock, NV 89419
775-273-7995; fax: 273-7423
Company employees: 268
Production: gold - 90,351 oz; silver - 6,701,283 oz

Colado Mine and Plant (10)
Operator:

Eagle-Picher Minerals, Inc.
150 Coal Canyon Road
Lovelock, NV 89419
775-273-2636 fax: 273-7553
Company employees: 153
Production: diatomite

Empire Mine (11)
Operator:

United States Gypsum Co.
P.O. Box 130
Empire, NV 89405
775-557-2341; fax: 557-2212
Company employees: 139
Production: gypsum - 496,346 tons

Florida Canyon Mine (12)
Operator:

Florida Canyon Mining, Inc.
P.O. Box 330
Imlay, NV 89418
775-538-7300; fax: 538-7324
Company employees: 294
Contract employees: 7
Production: gold - 163,321 oz; silver - 146,568 oz

Rosebud Mine (13)
Operator

Hecla Mining Co.
P.O. Box 2610
Winnemucca, NV 89446
775-623-6912; fax: 623-6967
Company employees: 102
Production: gold - 93,948 oz; silver - 337,167 oz

Sexton and Sons Mine and Mill (14)
Operator:

Nutritional Additives Corp.
415 Wellington Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
775-623-3328; fax: 623-1153
Company employees: 7
Production: dolomite

SECTION III

Lander County

Location map

Argenta Mine and Mill (1)
Operator:

Baker Hughes INTEQ
P.O. Box 277
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775-635-5441
Company employees: 20
Shipped: barite - 78,764 tons

Battle Mountain Complex (2)
Operator:

Battle Mountain Gold Co.
P.O. Box 1627
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775-635-2465; fax: 635-8677
Company employees: 40
Production: gold - 77,896 oz; silver - 129,147 oz

Battle Mountain Grinding Plant (Greystone Mine) (3)
Operator:

M-I Drilling Fluids Co.
P.O. Box 370
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775-635-5135; fax: 635-2191
Company employees: 78
Shipped: barite - 347,672 tons

Cortez Gold Mines (4)
Operator:

Placer Dome U.S. Inc.
HC66-50, Star Route
Beowawe, NV 89821
775-468-4400; fax: 468-4496
Company employees: 466
Production: gold - 407,973 oz; silver - 10,868 oz

McCoy/Cove Mine (5)
Operator:

Echo Bay Minerals Co.
P.O. Box 1658
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775-635-5500; fax: 635-5098
Company employees: 450
Production: gold - 187,000 oz; silver - 11,000,000 oz

Eureka County

Location map

Betze-Post Mine (6)
Operator:

Barrick Goldstrike Mines, Inc.
P.O. Box 29
Elko, NV 89803
775-778-8196; fax: 738-6543
Company employees: 1,503
Contract employees: 200
Production: gold - 1,605,836 oz; silver - 65,716 oz

Newmont Gold Company (7)
Operator:

Newmont Gold Co.
P.O. Box 669
Carlin, NV 89822
775-778-4000; fax: 778-4754
Company employees: 2,017
Production: gold - 1,819,115 oz; silver - 117,750 oz

Ruby Hill Mine (8)
Operator:

Homestake Mining Co.
P.O. Box 676
Eureka, NV 89316
775-237-6060; fax: 237-5408
Company employees: 95
Production: gold - 16,600 oz; silver - 250 oz

SECTION IV

Elko County

Location map

Dee Gold Mine (1)
Operator:

Rayrock Mines, Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Valmy, NN 89438
775-738-6440; fax: 635-2455
Company employees: 37
Production: gold - 35,000 oz

Jerritt Canyon Mine (2)
Operator:

Independence Mining Co., Inc.
HC31 Box 78
Elko, NV 89801
775-758-9221; fax: 758-9231
Company employees: 551
Production: gold - 312,015oz

Kinsley Mountain Mine (3)
Operator:

Alta Gold Co.
HC10, Box 10050
Ely, NV 89301
775-289-3007; fax 289-4138
Company employees: 95
Production: gold - 38,472 oz; silver - 5,472 oz

Meikle Mine (4)
Operator:

Barrick Goldstrike Mines, Inc.
P.O. Box 29
Elko, NV 89803
Company employees: 261
Contract employees: 25
Production: gold - 574,308 oz; silver - 194,040 oz

Pilot Peak Lime Plant (5)
Operator:

Continental Lime Inc.
P.O. Box 2520
Wendover, NV 89883
775-478-5463; fax: 478-5149
Company employees: 57
Production: Lime

Rossi Mine (6)
Operator:

Baroid Drilling Fluids
P.O. Box 340
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775-468-0515; fax: 468-2060
Company employees: 1
Contract employees: 46
Shipped: barite

White Pine County

Location map

Bald Mountain Mine (7)
Operator:

Placer Dome U.S. Inc.
P.O. Box 2706
Elko, NV 89803
775-744-4227; fax: 744-4216
Company employees: 183
Production (includes Alligator Ridge [7a] and Yankee [7b] Projects): gold - 113,500 oz; silver - 61,416 oz

Mt Hamilton Mine (8)
Operator:

Rea Gold Corp.
P.O. Box 150476
East Ely, NV 89315
775-237-5100; fax 237-5158
Company employees: 146
Production: gold - 37,000 oz; silver - 138,750 oz

Robinson Mine (9)
Operator:

BHP Copper North America.
P.O. Box 382
Ruth, NV 89319
775-289-7000; fax: 289-7009
Company employees: 440
Production:Concentrate containing 138 million pounds of copper, 71,000 oz gold, and 314,000 oz silver

SECTION V

Churchill County

Location map

Huck Salt (1)
Operator:

Huck Salt Co.
2900 Phritzie Lane
Fallon, NV 89406
775-423-2055; fax: 423-0467
Company employees: 5
Production: salt - 15,739 tons

Moltan Company/Fernley Nevada Plant (2)
Operator:

B.J. Gurley
P.O. Box 860
I-80 Frontage Road
Fernley, NV 89408
775-423-6668; fax: 423-6411
Company employees: 52
Production: diatomite

Popcorn Mine (3)
Operator:

Eagle-Picher Minerals, Inc.
P.O. Box 10408
Reno, NV 89510
775-343-1818 fax: 343-1821
Production: perlite

Mineral County

Location map

Aurora Mine (4)
Operator:

Nevada Goldfields
P.O. Box 3070
Hawthorne, NV 89415
775-945-3368; fax: 945-3360
Company employees: 36
Production: gold - 13,284 oz; silver - 37,327 0z

Candelaria Mine (5)
Operator:

Kinross Candelaria Mining Co.
P.O. Box 1240
Hawthorne, NV 89415
775-573-2471; fax: 573-2520
Company employees: 22
Production: silver - 2,945,389 oz; gold - 9,955 oz

Denton-Rawhide Mine (6)
Operator:

Kennecott Rawhide Mining Co.
P.O. Box 2070
Fallon, NV 89407
775-945-1015; fax: 945-1213
Company employees: 185
Production: gold - 120,000 oz; silver - 1,131,000 oz

SECTION VI

Esmeralda County

Location map

Basalt Mine and Mill (1)
Operator:

Grefco Minerals, Inc.
P.O. Box 288
Mina, NV 89422
Dicalite Toll Station #1
fax: 760-872-6006
Company employees: 4
Production: Diatomite

Goldfield Operation (2)
Operator:

American Resource Corp.
P.O. Box 160
Goldfield, NV 89013
775-485-3218; fax: 485-3268
Company employees: 10
Production: gold - 1,376 oz; silver - 435 oz

Mineral Ridge Mine (3)
Operator:

Mineral Ridge Resources, inc.
P.O. Box 67
Silver Peak, NV 89047
775-937-2266; fax: 937-2201
Company employees: 46
Contract employees: 2
Production: gold - 13,951 oz; silver - 7,907 oz

Silver Peak Operations (4)
Operator:

Cyprus Foote Mineral Co.
P.O. Box 98
Silver Peak, NV 89047
775-937-2222; fax: 937-2210
Company employees: 74
Contract employees: 8
Production: Lithium carbonate

Nye County

Location map

Bullfrog Mine (5)
Operator:

Barrick Gold Inc.
P.O. Box 519
Beatty, NV 89003
775-553-2900; fax: 553-2963
Company employees: 289
Contract employees: 16
Production: gold - 206,571 oz; silver - 351,348 oz

Daisy Gold Mine (6)
Operator:

Rayrock Mines Inc.
P.O. Box 190
Beatty, NV 89003
775-553-2234; fax: 553-2295
Company employees: 14
Contract employees: 50
Production: gold - 32,000 oz

Imvite Plant (7)
Operator:

Mud Camp Mining Co. LLC dba IMV Nevada
Route Box 549
Amargosa Valley, NV 89020
775-372-5341; fax: 372-5640
Company employees: 35
Production: specialty clays - 33,457 tons

New Discovery Mine and Mill (8)
Operator:

Vanderbilt Minerals Corp.
2320 Viking Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-732-3174; fax 731-3621
Company employees: 8
Production: specialty clays - 1,200 tons

Premier Services Mine (9)
Operator:

Premier Services Corp.
P.O. Box 177
Gabbs, NV 89409
775-285-2601; fax: 285-4021
Company employees: 90
Production: magnesium oxide

Smoky Valley Common Operation (10)
Operator:

Round Mountain Gold Corp.
P.O. Box 480
Round Mountain, NV 89045-0480
775-377-2366; fax: 377-3240
Company employees: 673
Production: gold - 480,430 oz; silver - 356,085 oz

Sterling Mine (11
Operator:

Cathedral Gold US Corp.
P.O. Box 549
Beatty, NV 89003
775-222-4844; fax: 372-1720
Company employees: 36
Production: gold

SECTION VII

Clark County

Location map

Apex Quarry and Plant (1)
Operator:

Chemical Lime Co.
P.O. Box 3609
North Las Vegas, NV 89036
702-643-7702; fax: 643-9517
Company employees: 60
Production: lime

James Hardy Gypsum (2)
Operator:

James Hardie Gypsum (NV) Inc.
HCR 89033, Box 2900
Las Vegas, NV 89124
702-875-4111; fax: 875-4213
Company employees: 128
Production: gypsum - 559,852 tons

PABCO Gypsum (3)
Operator:

Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc.
1973 N. Nellis Blvd. #328
Las Vegas, NV 89115
702-643-1016; fax: 643-6249
Company employees: 80
Contract employees: 3
Production: gypsum

Simplot Silica Products (4)
Operator:

Simplot Industries
P.O. Box 308
Overton, NV 89040
702-397-2667; fax: 397-2798
Company employees: 44
Production: silica sand - 640,000 tons

Sloan Mine (5)
Operator:

Chemical Lime Co.
HCR 27, Box 2300
Las Vegas, NV 89124
702-361-6901; fax: 361-7890
Company employees: 7
Production: dolomite

Lincoln County

Location map

Delamar-Mackie Perlite Mine (6)
Operator:

Wilkin Mining & Trucking Inc.
P.O. Box 829
Panaca, NV 89042
775-728-4463; fax: 728-4456
Company employees: 10
Production: perlite


Summary of 1997 Production
Gold			7,853,000 ounces*
Silver			24,748,000 ounces*
Barite (shipped)	586,000 tons
Copper			148,600,000 pounds
Diatomite		**
Dolomite		**
Gypsum			1,737,000 tons
Limestone		**
Lithium carbonate	**
Magnesium oxide		**
Mercury			**
Perlite			**
Precious opal		175 pounds
Salt			15,700 tons
Silica sand		640,000 tons
Specialty clay		36,000 tons
* Includes production from smaller mines not listed in this report.
** Proprietary information.


This information is from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication P-9 Major Mines of Nevada 1997 - Mineral Industries in Nevada's Economy compiled by the Nevada Division of Minerals.

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