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Pittsburg Mine

The Pittsburg Mine is a silver, copper, and barium-barite mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,701 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: Pittsburg Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 4,701 Feet (1,433 Meters)

Commodity: Silver, Copper, Barium-Barite

Lat, Long: 37.22583, -114.31361

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Pittsburg Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pittsburg Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Location 1736


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Barium-Barite
Secondary: Manganese
Secondary: Iron
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Strontium
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Viola District District


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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Silicification


Rocks

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

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1736 CONTAINS 5% FE, 20 % CA, 300 PPM MN, 5 PPM AG, 200 PPM AS, + 5000 PPM BA, 50 PPM MO, 200 PPM PB, 100 PPM SR.


Materials

Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

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

Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983 BUT TRENCH IS PROBABLY ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD.

Comment (Deposit): SAMPLED SHAFT EXPLORES FAULT ZONE ON NORTHWEST SIDE OF WHICH ARE BOULDERY OUTCROPS OF BLEACHED, RECRYSTALLIZED, MARLY TAN LIMESTONE AND WHITE MARBLE. ON THE SE (DOWN-DROPPED) SIDE OF THE FAULT ZONE THERE ARE OUTCROPS OF WHITE, BLEACHED, FRACTURED AND ARGILLIZED RHYOLITE. THE FAULT ZONE CONTAINS SHEARED RECRYSTALLIZED LIMESTONE COATED BY FE OXIDES. THE ROCKS ON THE DUMP DO NOT APPEAR TO BE INTESELY MINERALIZED BUT SOME S-

Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS, ONE VERTICAL, ONE INCLINED.SURFACE TRENCH LOCATED ALONG BASE OF SMALL RIDGE NW OF WORKINGS

Comment (Geology): VEIN IN LIMESTONE NEAR VOLCANIC CONTACT


References

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS MAP I-1041

Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, 9/21/83.

Reference (Deposit): GRAPEVINE SPRING G-E-M RESOURCES AREA TECHNICAL REPORT, 1983, FOR BLM.


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.