Pioche Bristol Mine

The Pioche Bristol Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,319 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Pioche Bristol Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 6,319 Feet (1,926 Meters)

Commodity: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 38.1025, -114.60306

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Pioche Bristol Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pioche Bristol Mine
Secondary: Cutt Property


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Bristol And Jackrabbit


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: Pioche-Bristol Mining Co.
Years: 1932 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1916
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic replacement


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Highland Peak Overthrust

Type: L
Description: Small Fault


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Anglesite


Comments

Comment (Location): EAST SIDE OF BRISTOL RANGE

Comment (Development): 6 CLAIMS, WORKED OCCASIONALLY BY LESSEES, BUT IDLE IN 1926.

Comment (Workings): COLLAR OF VERTICLE SHAFT IS 100 FEET SOUTH OF THE VEIN OUTCROP. SHALLOW OPEN PITS EXPLORE THE VEIN ON THE EAST OF THE OFFSET IN THE VEIN.

Comment (Geology): VEIN IS TRACEABLE FOR 750 FEET, AND IS THE RESULT OF A REPLACEMENT OF CRUSHED LIMESTONE WITHIN WELL DEFINED WALLS. THE VEIN RANGES FROM 6 TO 15 INCHES THICK, CARRIES SOME GALENA AND ANGLESITE, WITH CHIEFLY MASSIVE CERUSITE. VEIN IS COLORED GREEN DUE TO LITTLE CU. VEIN IS OFFSET 15 FEET WHERE BEING MINED. THE 250 FOOT SHAFT DOES NOT REACH THE VEIN.


References

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): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 171, MAPS

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


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