The Fairview Mine is a lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.15556, -114.63750
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Fairview Mine MRDS details
Primary: Fairview Mine
Secondary: Nevada Lead Mine
Secondary: Robison Mine
District: Bristol-Jackrabbit District; Fairview-Silverhorn Area.
Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Ellis (Estate)
Home Office: Salt Lake City, Ut.
Years: 1932 -
Owner Name: D. C. Robinson
Years: 1922 - 1932
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1922
Discovery Year: 1882
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Highland Thrust Plate
Description: Faulted Devonian (?) Thrust (?) Plate
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian
Analytical Data: REPORTEDLY CONTAINED 20 % PB NEAR SURFACE
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 52 DEG INCLINED SHAFT AND LEVELS AT 193 AND 420 FEET; NEARBY SHAFTS ARE 50 & 75 FEET DEEP
Comment (Geology): NE TRENDING QUARTZ VEIN IN SHEARED ROCK. CONTAINED 20% PB THROUGH 14 FOOT THICKNESS NEAR THE SURFACE, LEAN AT DEPTH
Comment (Commodity): MAIN OPERATION CLOSED IN 1958, AFTER MANY YEARS AS A MAJOR PRODUCER OF LEAD, SILVER AND ZINC WITH SOME COPPER AND A LITTLE GOLD. DISTRICT HAS PRODUCED LEAD AND SILVER MOST OF TIME SINCE ABOUT 1870, WITH PEAK IN 1915-20 AND IN LATE 1930S TO 1940, LOW IN 1929-32; ALL ZINC PRODUCTION SINCE 1910. (MCKNIGHT, 1960?, UNPUBLISHED DATA.)
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED AREA. UTM IS TO THE SHAFT MARKED ROBISON MINE ON THE TOPO MAP, ONE OF MANY WORKINGS
Comment (Development): NOTHING BUT ASSESSMENT WORK DONE UNTIL 1922 WHEN IT WAS DEVELOPED BY D. C. ROBINSON.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEIN IN ALTERED AND SHEARED DOLOMITE.
Comment (Geology): ORES ARE: (1) BEDDED REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS IN CAMBRIAN, DEVONIAN, AND MISSISSIPPIAN LIMESTONE, DOLOMITE, OR HORNFELS, AT INTERSECTIONS WITH FISSURES; (2) REPLACEMENT PIPES CROSSCUTTING BEDDING OF MISSISSIPPIAN LIMESTONE BENEATH SHALE; AND (3) FISSURE FILLING WITH REPLACEMENT OF BRECCIA ALONG FISSURES IN LIMESTONE (AS ABOVE) AND MISSISSIPPIAN QUARTZITE. IGNEOUS ROCKS ARE SMALL STOCKS, DIKES, AND SILLS OF MONZONITE, MONZONITE PORPHYRY AND RHYOLITE; ALL OF TERTIARY (EOCENE ?) AGE. CONSIDERABLE OXIDIZED ORE WAS MINED IN EARLY DAYS. (MCKNIGHT, 1960?, UNPUBLISHED DATA.)
Reference (Deposit): WESTGATE LG & KNOPF,A, 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PIOCHE DISTRICT, USGS PROF PAPER 171 BULL 73
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANTZ CM & PAINPEYAN EH, 1970, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN CO, NEV BUR MINES
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.