Kings Valley, Nevada USA
Northern Nevada has a high desert climate with cold winters and hot summers. Elevations are 1,225 to 2,150 m (4,000 to 7,000 feet). Snow can fall from October to May, but typically melts quickly in the early fall or late spring. Nearby mining operations operate continuously through the winter. Vegetation consists of sagebrush and grasslands at all elevations.
Because of the large-scale mining in the Winnemucca area, local resources offer much of the infrastructure and support required by mining. The area is about 30 km north of the now depleted Sleeper gold mine and 100 km northwest of Twin Creeks, Turquoise Ridge, and Getchell gold mines. Several other gold and copper mines operate in the regional area providing an experienced work force and adequate support for mining operations. Electrical power is available as lines run approximately 0.5 kilometers to the south of one of the lens of mineralization. Roads are in generally good repair and are all season roads but may be closed for short periods due to extreme weather in the winter. Access to rail lines is provided in Winnemucca.