Horseshoe Mine

The Horseshoe Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,041 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: Horseshoe Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 7,041 Feet (2,146 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.91194, -114.06972

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Horseshoe Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Horseshoe Mine
Secondary: Horseshoe Nos 1-4, Bryan, Bryan Extension Claims
Secondary: Shawmut-Nevada Property
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1729


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Eagle Valley (Fay, Stateline, Gold Springs, Deer Lodge) District


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: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1902
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: N-S And E-W Vein Systems


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization, Propylitization, Pyritization, Argillization, Propylitization, Pyritization, Argillization


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Copper
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Fluorite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION EXCEEDED PRODUCTION AMOUNT GIVEN; WORTH $296,000. 90 TON CYANIDE PLANT IN 1902, 120 TON PLANT IN 1908; TAILINGS SHIPPED IN 1931

Comment (Development): HAD A 90-TON CYANIDE PLANT IN 1902, 120-TON PLANT IN 1908. TAILINGS SHIPPED IN 1931. SMALL MILL IN 1941-1942. 6 CLAIMS. LOCATOR IN 1902 WORKED HIGH-GRADE SURFACE ORES. AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983, THERE WAS NO ACTIVITY, BUT THERE WERE SIGNS OF RECENT SAMPLING OF DUMPS (FLAGGING) AND DRILL ROADS ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD.

Comment (Geology): CRUSTIFIED EPITHERMAL QUARTZ VEIN, WITH CHALCEDONIC AND COMB QUARTZ, YELLOWISH ANDULARIA, LAMELLAR CARBONATE

Comment (Deposit): 7 VEINS ON THE PROPERTY; 4 HAD BEEN EXPLORED BY 1912: HORSESHOE VEIN, OLNEY VEIN, BARBARA VEIN, WEST VEIN. VEIN WALLS ARE NOT WELL DEFINED ABOVE 250 FT, BUT ARE WELL-DEFINED BELOW THAT. VEINS HAVE A TALC SELVAGE. DUMPS ARE MAINLY COMPOSED OF GREENISH ALTERED ANDESITE, QUARTZ-CEMENTED ANDESITE BRECCIA, QUARTZ BRECCIA, QUARTZ (ADULARIA) VEIN, AND CALCITE VEIN. THE ANDESITES ARE PROPYLITIZED AND PYRITIZED. MORE THOROUGHLY ALTERED SAMPLES ARE BLEACHED, ARGILLIZED AND IRON-STAINED. ANDESITE BRECCIA IS COMMONLY CEMENTED WITH QUARTZ, CALCITE, OR QUARTZ AFTER CALCITE. ABUNDANT QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL IS FOUND ON THE DUMPS. IN GENERAL, THE VEINS RANGE IN APPEARANCE FROM CRUSTIFORM FISSURE FILLINGS TO MASSIVE PRISMATIC OR SUGARY BANDED VEINS WITH SMALL VUGS AND CAVITIES FILLED WITH DRUSY QUARTZ, CLINE-GRAINED QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL HAS A SUGARY TEXTURE OR IS COMPOSED OF BANDED CHALCEDONIC QUARTZ AND HAS A LIGHT GREEN COLOR POSSIBLY IMPARTED BY THE ADDITION OF FLUORITE OR TOURMALINE. VEIN WIDTHS

Comment (Deposit): RANGE FROM LESS THAN ONE INCH TO SEVERAL FEET ACROSS WITH THE MORE MASSIVE VEINS GENERALLY WIDER THAN THE OPEN-CENTERED FISSURE VEINS AND VEINLETS. THE VEIN MATERIAL CONTAINS CLOTS OF OXIDIZED SULFIDES, MOSTLY PYRITE AND POSSIBLY MINOR CHALCOPYRITE.

Comment (Workings): 3 SHAFTS, ONE 400 FT DEEP WITH 4 LEVELS AT 100, 200, 300 AND 400 FT. EAST CROSSCUT FROM THE 200 FT LEVEL. REMAINS OF MILL WITH ROCK FOUNDATION. LARGE TAILINGS PILE IN DRAINAGE SOUTH OF SHAFTS, DRILL ROADS.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1982


References

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANTZ & PAMPEYAN, 1970, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN COUNTY NEV BUR MINES BULL 73

Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, SEPT 19, 1983.

Reference (Deposit): COWELL, J.R., 1912, UNPUBLISHED ABSTRACT OF REPORT, NBMG DISTRICT FILE 168, ITEM 2.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1920, PP 111, P. 563-568

Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, F.C., 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA: NEVADA NEWSLETTER PUBLISHING COMPANY, RENO, NEVADA.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 168, PRESS CLIPPINGS, 1901, 1904, 1906, 1909, 1910.

Reference (Deposit): UNKNOWN AUTHOR, 1907, UNPUBLISHED REPORT, NBMG DISTRICT FILE 168. ITEM 4, ITEM 5.

Reference (Production): TSCHANTZ AND PAMPAYAN, 1970 ; COWELL, 1912. ; COWELL, 1912.


Nevada Gold

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