Siegel Mine

The Siegel Mine is a manganese and silver mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,999 feet.

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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.

Mine Info

Name: Siegel Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese, Silver

Lat, Long: 39.72889, -114.60806

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Siegel Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Siegel Mine


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Aurum (Siegel, Queen Springs Subdistrict)


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Unknown


Ownership

Owner Name: Lazarus, Sam
Home Office: St Louis, Mo.
Years: 1919 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1882
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic replacement


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Numerous Faults

Type: L
Description: Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 23-45% MN.
Analytical Data: TR-0.5 OZ/T AU
Analytical Data: 1-2.5% ZN
Analytical Data: 0.5-4.0% PB
Analytical Data: AG CARRIED AS A CHLORIDE. ORES RANGED FROM 70-270 OZ/T AG


Materials

Ore: Alabandite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Siderite
Ore: Lead
Ore: Rhodochrosite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Unknown: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT 1 MILE SOUTH OF SIEGAL CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1982)

Comment (Production): SILVER ORE FROM 1902-1908 SHOWS A PRODUCTION OF 1,200 TONS THAT AVERAGED 37.4 PER CENT OF MANGANESE. ORE CARRIED 40-60 OZ AG PER TON, AND 3% PB.

Comment (Development): ORE DUMP MATERIAL WAS BEING SHIPPED IN 1913. SIEGEL TOGETHER WITH LUCKY MINE PRODUCED MORE SILVER THAN ANY OTHER AURUM PROPERTIES UNTIL AT LEAST 1916. 10 MEN EMPLOYED IN 1935.

Comment (Workings): THE UPPER WORKINGS CONSIST OF A CROSSCUT TUNNEL WHICH TRENDS S10E FOR 100 FT TO A FAULT THAT STRIKES S61E AND DIPS 65N ALONG WHICH DRIFTS EXTEND AT LEAST 350 FT EAST AND 100 FT WEST UNDERGROUND WORKINGS NEARLY 7,000 FT IN LENGTH

Comment (Geology): ORE IN IRREGULAR PIPELIKE BODIES OCCURRING ALONG BEDDING PLANES.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1880'S


References

Reference (Deposit): COUCH, B.F. AND CARPENTER, J.A., 1943, NBMG BULL 38, P. 150.

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

Reference (Deposit): RANSOME AND BURCHARD, 1919, CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEO. PART 1 METALS & NONMETALS EXCEPT FUELS USGS BULL 710

Reference (Deposit): HOSE, R.K., BLAKE, M.C. JR.,AND SMITH, R.M., 1976, NBMG BULL 85, P.43.

Reference (Deposit): PARDEE, J.T. AND JONES, E.L. JR., 1920, USGS BULL 71O-F, P. 212-216.

Reference (Deposit): SCHMITT, HARRISON, 1954, NBMG DISTRICT FILE 322, ITEM 4; UNPUB. MATERIAL.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 322 PRESS CLIPPINGS, 1935 MINING RECORD CLIPPING.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1983, MILS DATA.

Reference (Production): HILL 1916


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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