Geology of the Carlin gold deposit, Nevada

Professional Paper 1267



This report describes the geology of the Carlin gold deposit and the Lynn mining district, including an area of about 80km2 in northern Eureka County, Nev. (fig. 1). The Carlin mine is located in secs. 13 and 14, T.35N., R.50E., at an elevation of 6,400 ft near the crest of the Tuscarora Mountains. The map area (pl. 1), centered approximately on the Carlin mine, measures about 10km east-west by 8km north-south and forms approximately the south two-thirds of the Rodeo Creek NE. 7{1/2}-minute quadrangle. Boundaries for the map area are meridians 116°15'00" and 116°22'30" W. and parallels 40°52'30" and 40°57'30"N.

The Carlin mine is accessible by an asphalt-surfaced road extending about 35km northward from the town of Carlin, Nev., which is on U.S. Highway 40. A secondary improved road extends from the Carlin mine westward into Boulder Valley and connects with both State Highway 18 to the north and U.S. Highway 40 to the south near the town of Dunphy. An unimproved road extends from the Carlin mine northward, along the west side of Little Boulder Basin, to the Blue Star mine, and continues northward and westward along Rodeo Creek to connect with a graded road extending northeastward along Boulder Valley. Numerous unimproved roads have been built to provide access to the different mining prospects.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology of the Carlin gold deposit, Nevada
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1267
DOI 10.3133/pp1267
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Description Report: vi, 124 p.; 6 Plates: 51.75 x 48.32 inches or smaller
Country United States
State Nevada
County Eureka
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