Hamburg Mine

The Hamburg Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,402 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: Hamburg Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

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

Commodity: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.94333, -114.55889

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Hamburg Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hamburg Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Highlanddistrictdistrict


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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Frankel, William
Years: 1932 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1893
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Vitrophyre
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): EAST OF MENDHA MINE

Comment (Geology): THE ORE VEIN IS LESS THAN A FOOT THICK, WITH LIMONITE OR RED JASPER CARRYING PB CARBONATE. VEIN MATTER SPREADS OUT LATERALLY FROM THE MAIN FISSURE ALONG JOINTS, SMALL FISSURES OR BEDDING PLANES, FORMING BUNCHES OF ORE. THE DACITE VITROPHYRE DIKE IS RICH IN BIOTITE, HORNBLENDE, AND ANDESINE CRYSTALS, AND IS 5 FEET THICK, CUTTING TRANSVERSELY THROUGH THE VEIN

Comment (Development): HAMBURG MINES CO WAS ORGANIZED IN 1916 TO WORK THE MINE WHICH HAD BEEN IDLE SINCE 1893. IN 1919 IT WAS REPORTED THAT WORK WAS SOON TO BE RESUMED. A CARLOAD OF ORE WAS READY FOR SHIPMENT IN 1920 AT WHICH TIME DEVELOPMENT WORK WAS PROGRESSING SLOWLY

Comment (Workings): TRENCH IS IRREGULAR IN DEPTH, NO DEEPER THAN 20 FEET. TUNNEL DRIVEN ON VEIN, ORE ZONE EXPLORED ABOVE AND BELOW THE TUNNEL BY RAISES AND WINZES


References

Reference (Deposit): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 175, PRESS CLIPPINGS.

Reference (Production): TSCHANZ AND PAMPEYAN, 1970, P. 150.

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M., AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN CO. NEVADA. NEVADA BUR. OF MINES, BULL 73 P.

Reference (Deposit): WESTGATE, L.G. AND KNOPF, A., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PIOCHE DISTRICT, NEVADA. USGS PROF. PAPER 171 P.

Reference (Deposit): HILL, J.M., 1916, NOTES ON SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN EASTERN NEVADA USGS BULL 648 P.

Reference (Deposit): COUCH, B.F., CARPENTER, J.A., 1943, NEVADA'S METAL AND MINERAL PRODUCTION (1859-1940, INCLUSIVE) UNIV OF NEVADA BULL 38, P. 85-89

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, J. C., 1922, ENG. AND MIN. JOUR., VOL 113,NO. 7, P. 281-282.


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.