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Golden Calf Mine is located South of Las Vegas, Nevada. Nearest town is Nipton, California. Primary mining in the area included: copper, lead, silver, gold and zinc.

The Golden Calf Mine is a large surface pit mine.  It's much larger than it appears in the pictures, but not something worth making a special trip to see.  There are larger and deeper gravel pits throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Golden Calf Mine.  Nelson, Nevada.

35°29'22.95"N  115°10'43.95"W

Primary Mining: Gold
Secondary Mining: Silver

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