The May Queen Group is a lead and silver mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 9,055 feet.
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Elevation: 9,055 Feet (2,760 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.75917, -114.63611
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May Queen Group MRDS details
Primary: May Queen Group
Secondary: Burke Property
Secondary: May Queen and Pride of the Hills Claims
County: White Pine
District: Aurum (Siegel, Queen Springs Subdistrict)
Land ownership: National Forest
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Owner Name: Siegel, H. L. And Falkner, F.
Years: 1913 -
Material type: ORE PB AG
Description: Ap_Grade: ^5% Pb
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1872
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Numerous Faults
Description: Fissure, Dike
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To 80 Ft.
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: 4-20% CU.
Analytical Data: MODULES ASSAY 80% PB AND 80 OZ/T AG
Comment (Workings): PB-AG ORE YIELDED TO DEPTH OF 80 FEET . 10-12 SHALLOW SHAFTS ALONG STRIKE OF VEIN. 100-FT LONG TUNNEL IN 1873 STRIKING THE LEDGE 150 FT FROM THE SURFACE.
Comment (Geology): ORE OUTCROPS (ALONG A FISSURE), 60 FEET LONG AND 10-15 FEET WIDE
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1870'S
Comment (Location): SUMMIT OF SCHELL CREEK RANGE ABOUT 3 1/2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SCHELLBOURNE
Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION AVAILABLE
Comment (Development): GOOD MILLING ORE WAS EXPOSED IN 1873; PROPERTY WAS UNDER DEVELOPMENT IN 1913.
Comment (Deposit): RESIDUAL NODULES OF GALENA SURROUNDED BY CRUSTS OF ANGLESITE AND CERUSSITE ALONG A FISSURE.
Comment (Deposit): THE COUNTRY ROCK IS A BLUE, SOMEWHAT DOLOMITIC LIMESTONE IN BEDS 1 TO 2 FT THICK, WHICH STRIKE N10W AND DIP 40-50W. A VERY MUCH ALTERED FELDSPATHIC PORPHYRY DIKE, SEEN IN INDISTINCT CROPPINGS NORTHWEST OF THE ORE BODY SEEMS TO TREND NORTHEAST AND TO BE 15-20 FT WIDE. THE CROPPINGS ARE 60 FT LONG AND 10 TO 15 FT WIDE AND CONSIST OF LIMONITE AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF ARGENTIFEROUS CERUSITE NODULES OF GALENA SURROUNDED BY CRUSTS OF ANGLESITE AND CERUSITE ARE FOUND AT A DEPTH OF 80 THESE NODULES ARE SAID TO ASSAY ABOUT 80 PER CENT LEAD AND 80 OUNCES SILVER A TON. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): HILL, JAMES M. 1916, NOTES ON SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN EASTERN NEVADA, U.S. 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): , 1907, NBMG FILE 322, ITEM 3, ITEM 9.
Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1983, MILS DATA
Reference (Deposit): RAYMOND, R.W., 1873, USBM MINERALS YEARBOOK, P. 229.
Reference (Production): NBMG FILE 332, ITEM 9.
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.