Contact

The Contact is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,679 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Contact  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 5,679 Feet (1,731 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.69389, -114.52306

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Contact MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Contact


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Chief


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


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

Form: TABULAR

Form: TABULAR

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: BURT VEIN ASSAYS .41 OZ AU/TON CONTACT VEIN IRON OXIDE CONTAINS .02 OZ AU PER TON 2 OZ AG AND 53% FESAMPLES 127 AND 128 CONTAIN GREATER THAN 20% FE, 200 PPM MN, 2 AND 10 PPM AG, 200 AND 1000 PPM AS, 200 AND 150 PPM BA, 50 AND 100 PPM CU, 200 AND 1000 PPM PB, 50 AND 200 PPM V, 1000 AND 2000 PPM ZN, 200 PPM ZR.SAMPLES 127 AND 128 CONTAIN GREATER THAN 20% FE, 200 PPM MN, 2 AND 10 PPM AG, 200 AND 1000 PPM AS, 200 AND 150 PPM BA, 50 AND 100 PPM CU, 200 AND 1000 PPM PB, 50 AND 200 PPM V, 1000 AND 2000 PPM ZN, 200 PPM ZR.


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Geology): ALONG SEVERAL HIGH-ANGLE STRUCTURES. SOME BRIGHT RED-ORANGE OXIDES COAT QUARTZITE FAULT BRECCIA (CEMENTED BY FE AND SILICA) FOUND IN THE TRENCH. THE VEIN EXPLORED BY THE CONTACT ADIT AND SHAFTS FOLLOWS A FAULT ZONE WHICH IS UNDULATORY, BUT GENERALLY N-S STRIKING.

Comment (Commodity): ORE MINERALS NOT GIVEN IN THE LITERATURE

Comment (Location): UTM'S ONLY APPROXIMATED-MINE IN SECTION 18 WITH SEVERAL OTHERS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983, BUT TRENCHING HAD BEEN DONE IN THE LAST 10 YEARS.

Comment (Deposit): ORE CONSISTS OF FE-STAINED BRECCIATED QUARTZITE CEMENTED WITH COARSE-GRAINED CALCITE. BURT VEIN OCCURS IN QUARTZITE. LENSES OF SOFT RED IRON OXIDE OCCUR.

Comment (Workings): MAP OF WORKINGS AVAILABLE IN CALLAGHAN, 1936, PAGE 22. INCLUDES TUNNELS AND PITS THERE IS ONE ADIT, TWO INACCESSIBLE SHAFTS, AND SEVERAL PITS. ADIT IS PARTLY A CROSSCUT AND PARTLY A DRIFT. IN 1983, THE S-TRENDING "CONTACT ADIT" WAS CAVED AND THE SHAFTS NORTH OF THE ADIT HAD BEEN TRENCHED.THERE IS ONE ADIT, TWO INACCESSIBLE SHAFTS, AND SEVERAL PITS. ADIT IS PARTLY A CROSSCUT AND PARTLY A DRIFT. IN 1983, THE S-TRENDING "CONTACT ADIT" WAS CAVED AND THE SHAFTS NORTH OF THE ADIT HAD BEEN TRENCHED.

Comment (Geology): CONTACT VEIN ALONG FAULT CONTACT BETWEEN THE QUARTZITE & CARBONATES. CARBONATES CONTAIN LENSES OF IRON OXIDE. BURT VEIN STRIKES N 45 W AND 65 SW IN THE QUARTZITE. SAMPLE FROM CONTACT ADIT CONSISTED OF DARK BROWN JASPERY GOSSAN AND SILICIFIED (RECRYSTALLIZED) QUARTZITE FROM THE DUMP. IN THE AREA OF THE SHAFTS THE DOMINANT ROCK TYPE IS A FINE-TO MEDIUM-GRAINED TAN-PURPLE QUARTZITE, DOLOMITE OR LIMESTONE, ALTERED TO A PUNKY MIXTURE OF CLAY AND IRON OXIDES, ALSO EXPOSED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE TRENCHES. THE TRENCHES FOLLOW A HIGHLY IRON-STAINED BRECCIATED ZONE 10-20 FT WIDE STRIKING N45E,DIPPING STEEPLY SE. THIS ZONE CONTAINS BROWN AND RED SILICEOUS (OR JASPERY) FE-RICH PODS AND LENSES. AT S END OF TRENCH, ALTERED LIMESTONE IS EXPOSED WHICH CONTAINS PODS AND VEINS OF GREY CALCITE. LIMESTONE AND QUARTZITE ARE EVIDENTLY JUXTAPOSED BY THRUSTING AT THIS SITE, AS THEY ARE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE DISTRICT, BUT HERE THE UNITS ARE ALSO JUXTAPOSED ALONG SEVERAL HIGH-ANGLE STRUCTURES. SOME BRIGHT

Comment (Geology): RED-ORANGE OXIDES COAT QUARTZITE FAULT BRECCIA (CEMENTED BY FE AND SILICA) FOUND IN THE TRENCH. THE VEIN EXPLORED BY THE CONTACT ADIT AND SHAFTS FOLLOWS A FAULT ZONE WHICH IS UNDULATORY, BUT GENERALLY N-S STRIKING. SAMPLE FROM CONTACT ADIT CONSISTED OF DARK BROWN JASPERY GOSSAN AND SILICIFIED (RECRYSTALLIZED) QUARTZITE FROM THE DUMP. IN THE AREA OF THE SHAFTS THE DOMINANT ROCK TYPE IS A FINE-TO MEDIUM-GRAINED TAN-PURPLE QUARTZITE, DOLOMITE OR LIMESTONE, ALTERED TO A PUNKY MIXTURE OF CLAY AND IRON OXIDES, ALSO EXPOSED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE TRENCHES. THE TRENCHES FOLLOW A HIGHLY IRON-STAINED BRECCIATED ZONE 10-20 FT WIDE STRIKING N45E, DIPPING STEEPLY SE. THIS ZONE CONTAINS BROWN AND RED SILICEOUS (OR JASPERY) FE-RICH PODS AND LENSES. AT S END OF TRENCH, ALTERED LIMESTONE IS EXPOSED WHICH CONTAINS PODS AND VEINS OF GREY CALCITE. LIMESTONE AND QUARTZITE ARE EVIDENTLY JUXTAPOSED BY THRUSTING AT THIS SITE, AS THEY ARE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE DISTRICT, BUT HERE THE UNITS ARE ALSO JUXTAPOSED


References

Reference (Deposit): CALLAGHAN, E, 1936, GEOLOGY OF THE CHIEF DISTRICT, LINCOLN CO, NEV., BULL OF NEV NO. 26

Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT ON AUG. 17, 1983.

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANTZ, CM & PAMPEYAN EH, 1970, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN CO., NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL 73


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