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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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
Primary: Pioche Bristol Mine
Secondary: Cutt Property
District: Bristol And Jackrabbit
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Pioche-Bristol Mining Co.
Years: 1932 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1916
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic replacement
Description: Highland Peak Overthrust
Description: Small Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
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.
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
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.