Sheep Creek Placer Mines



Place or area from which commercial minerals are or were removed from the Earth; not including oilfield.
See also: Dams and Locales
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
40.9163004°, -116.3473093°
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5673 ft. (1729 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Sheep Creek Placer Mines is covered by the Rodeo Creek NE, NV US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Mines

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Carlin Mine Dam Man-made 0.9 mi
Sheep Creek Canyon Land 1.0 mi
Popovich Hill Land 1.7 mi
Richmond Mountain Land 2.8 mi
Simons Canyon Land 3.3 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is CARLIN NEWMONT M which is approximately 2 miles away and has an elevation of 6,520 feet (847 feet higher than Sheep Creek Placer Mines). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 1.26" 33.3° 20.7°
February .96" 37.3° 23.2°
March 1.29" 44.5° 27.3°
April 1.14" 52.4° 33.0°
May 1.46" 62.1° 41.2°
June .89" 73.1° 51.1°
July .37" 83.0° 60.6°
August .43" 81.3° 60.5°
September 1.05" 71.6° 51.7°
October .96" 58.0° 41.4°
November 1.12" 41.7° 29.2°
December 1.43" 34.1° 21.3°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 72% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 55% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 91% of other locations on record.