ACTIVE OIL SEEP AT NEVADA GOLD MINE HOLDS INTRIGUE FOR MORE EXPLORATION

Michael L. Pinnell, Jason G. Blake Pioneer Oil & Gas Midvale, Utah Jeffrey B. Hulen University of Utah Research Institute Salt Lake City, Utah An active oil seep has been discovered in one of Nevada's famous "Carlin-type" low grade disseminated gold deposits. This unique seep, at the Yankee gold mine in White Pine County (Fig. 1), may have important implications for both oil and gas and gold exploration in the Basin and Range province of the western U.S.

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