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Carlin Gold mine, Elko, Lynn District, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 54' 42'' North , 116° 19' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.9116666667, -116.323888889

A gold property located about 35 km N of Carlin. Mine is a large open pit, overall 2,000 m long, 500 m wide and up to 200 m deep, comprised of four connected pits (West, Main, South & East). Estimated total production is just under 4,000,000 Troy Oz. of gold. Owned by Newmont Gold Co.

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93 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Dickson, F.W., Radtke, A.S., Peterson, J.A. (1979): Ellisite, Tl3AsS3, a new mineral from the Carlin gold deposit, Nevada, and associated sulfide and sulfosalt minerals. American Mineralogist 64, 701-707.

Econ Geol (1980) 75: 641-672.

Radtke, A.S., (1985) Geology of the Carlin Ore Deposit, Nevada, Usgs Professional Paper 1267.

Kuehn, C.A., (1989) Studies of Disseminated Gold Deposits near Carlin, Nevada: Evidence for Deep Geologic Settings of Ore Formation, Unpublished Ph. D. disseration, Pennsylvania State University, 350 P.

Bakken, B., (1990) Gold Mineralization, Wall-rock Alteration, and the Geochemical Evolution of the Hydrothermal System in the Main Orebody, Carlin Mine, Nevada, Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University.

Econ Geol (1992) 87: 1697-1721.

Mineralogical Record 22: 383. [Issue announced exceptional vesignieite crystals from a new find which eventually proved false and the specimens were subsequently verified as volborthite. Later work confirmed that vesignieite was present at this locality, but not in the high quality the misidentified specimens exhibited.]

Mineralogical Record: 20: 469.

Mineralogical Record: 26: 467.

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