Ely Valley Mine

  

Mine Info

State: Nevada

County: Lincoln

Elevation: 6,450 feet (1,966 meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc

Lat, Long: 37.9483, -114.49220

Gallery: View 15 Ely Valley Mine Photos



Ely Valley Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Ely Valley Mine"
Primary: Zinc
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Manganese
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Pioche District
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: Private
Administrative Organization:
Type:


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Ely Valley Mines Inc.
Company ID:
Percent: 99.00
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1963
Years: -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type:
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Milling Method:
Year First Production: 1926
Year Last Production:
Discovery Year: 1907
Discovery Method:
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
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Structure

Alterations

Rocks



Analytical Data

Materials

Unknown: Siderite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Wad
Unknown: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment ORE IS FOUND IN INTERCALATED LIMESTONE BEDS OF THE PIOCHE SHALE. THE SPECIFIC BEDS ARE: COMBINED METALS MEMBER, SUSAN DUSTER BED, AND 20 FT. BED.
Comment Type:
Reserve-Resource
Comment MOST ORE COMES FROM THE COMBINED METALS LIMESTONE MEMBER OF THE PIOCHE SHALE ALTHOUGH THE SUSAN DUSTER LIMESTONE BED HAS SOME MASSIVE SULFIDES ALSO.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: POSITS OF LINCOLN CO., NEV., NEV. BU MINES BULL. 73,
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: TSCHANZ, C.M., AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DE-
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: DEPOSIT LINCOLN CO., NEV., US BU MINES RPT. INVEST. 4541,
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: TRENGROVE, R.R., INVESTIGATION OF COMET COALITION PB-ZN
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: STUDIES MAP MF-136
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: PIOCHE HILLS, LINCOLN CO., NEV., USGS MINERAL INV. FIELD
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: PARK, C.F. JR., ET AL, GEOLOGIC MAP AND SECTIONS OF THE
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ZINC, INTERNAT. GEOL. CONG., 18TH, LONDON, 1948 PP. 98-106
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: GEOLOGY, PARAGENESIS, AND RESERVES OF THE ORES OF LEAD AND
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: YOUNG, E.B., THE PIOCHE DISTRICT (NEV.), IN SYMPOSIUM ON THE
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: TABLE 10, P. 130; PLATE 1.
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: THE PIOCHE DISTRICT, NEV., USGS PROF. PAPER 171, P.57
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: 1941, PP. 423-424
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: WESTGATE, L.G., AND KNOPE, A., GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF
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Reference Category:
Deposit
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Reference: TRY. BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION (CONFIDENTIAL REPORT)
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: CENTRATES TO A PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELECTROLYTIC ZINC INDUS-
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: AND DOMESTIC LEAD-ZINC MINES THAT COULD SUPPLY ZINC CON-
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Reference Category:
Deposit
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Reference: GAGE, H.L. THE LEAD-ZINC MINES OF NEVADA. IN: SOME FOREIGN
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Reference Category:
Deposit
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Reference: FIG. 1
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Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: PRODUCTION (1859-1940, INCLUSIVE), NEV. BU MINES BULL. 38
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Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: COUCH, B.F., AND CARPENTER, J.A., NEVADA'S METAL AND MINERAL
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

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