Lucky Deposit

The Lucky Deposit is a copper, silver, and lead mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,402 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Lucky Deposit  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 7,402 Feet (2,256 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 39.6975, -114.58806

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Lucky Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lucky Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Manganese


Location

State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Aurum (Silver Canyon Subdistrict)


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Lucky Deposit Mining Co.
Years: 1922 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: E Dipping Fault And Fissures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Strong Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Copper


Comments

Comment (Location): UTM IS TO ONE OF MANY WORKINGS. THE 9 CLAIMS ARE IN 2 GROUPS ABOUT 0.75 MILE APART.

Comment (Production): ORE CONTAINED 40-60 OZ AG PER TON

Comment (Development): DEVELOPMENT WAS UNDER WAY IN 1913. LUCKY DEPOSIT TOGETHER WITH SIEGEL MINE PRODUCED MORE SILVER THAN ANY OTHER OF THE AURUM DISTRICT MINES UP UNTIL 1916. SHIPMENTS MADE IN 1914,1937

Comment (Geology): LENSES ARE 1-2 FEET WIDE ALONG THE FISSURES, AND ALONG THE BEDDING NEAR THE FISSURES.

Comment (Deposit): SILVER-BEARING LEAD CARBONATE OCCURS WITH FE AND MN OXIDES IN THIN LENSES ALONG FISSURES AND TO A LESSER EXTENT ALONG BEDDING NEAR FISSURES.

Comment (Workings): TWO IRREGULAR TUNNELS WHICH ATTAIN A MAXIMUM DEPTH OF 50 FEET CONSTITUTE THE DEVELOPMENT


References

Reference (Deposit): HILL, JAMES M, 1916 NOTES ON SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN EASTERN NEVADA, US GEO. BULL. 648

Reference (Deposit): HOSE, R. K., BLAKE, M. C. JR., AND SMITH, R., 1976, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEV. BUREAU OF MINES, BULL. 85

Reference (Deposit): MACVICHIE, DUNCAN, 1915, NBMG FILE 322, ITEM 2.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG CLIPPINGS FILE 322; ENG AND MIN JOUR,1974; MINING RECORD, 1937.

Reference (Deposit): WEED, M. H.,ED., 1922, THE MINES HANDBOOK, VOL. XV, P. 1244.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1983, MILS DATA

Reference (Deposit): TERRADATA, 1980, A MINERAL INVENTORY OF THE SCHELL RESOURCE AREA, ELY DISTRICT, NEVADA; PREPARED FOR BLM.

Reference (Production): HOSE, BLAKE & SMITH, 1976


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.