The Pittsburg Mine is a silver, copper, and barium-barite mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,701 feet.
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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
Primary: Pittsburg Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Location 1736
District: Viola District District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
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.
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
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 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.