Eastern Mojave Vegetation Rio Tinto, Elko County, Nevada.

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See also: Rio Tinto.

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The Rio Tinto Mine is a former copper mine located approximately 2.5 miles south of Mountain City, in northern Elko County, Nevada. Underground mining occurred between 1932 and 1947. Starting in approximately 1965, there were a number of operations at the site that involved the re-working of the tailings material in the upper Mill Creek Valley, leaching stockpiles of ore, leaching the underground workings, and exploration for additional mineral deposits. No significant mining related activities have occurred at the site since the late 1970s.

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Date and time this article was prepared:8:15:50 AM, 7/13/2024.