The Culverwell Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.41778, -114.47444
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Culverwell Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Culverwell Prospect
Secondary: Culverwell-Johnson Property
Secondary: T. C. Johnston Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1706.
District: Pennsylvania District District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Steep Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silication, Silicification, Recrystallization.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: GRAB SAMPLES ASSAY: 2 OZ. AU, 14-25 OZ AG PER TON. MAXIMUM ASSAY WAS 3 OZ AU/TON TWO CHANNEL SAMPLES CONTAIN 3-5 OZ AG/TON, .46-.25 OZ AU/TON
Comment (Production): 16 CARLOADS OF AU ORE
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983. EXPLORED BY KENNECOTT AND HOMESTAKE IN 1960'S, WESTERN VENTURES AND CORDILLERAN EXPLORATION (1969-1971).
Comment (Geology): FLAT QUARTZ VEIN, PROBABLY AN EXTENSION OF THE PENNSYLVANIAN VEIN
Comment (Location): AREA UNSURVEYED ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Commodity): ORE MINERALS NOT GIVEN IN THE LITERATURE
Comment (Deposit): LIMESTONE IS ALTERED, EITHER SILICATED TO LIGHT GREEN OR DENSE DARK GREEN-BROWN TACTITE, OR BLEACHED AND RECRYSTALLIZED TO A WHITE CRYSTALLINE MARBLE. THE ROCKS ARE CUT BY IRREGULAR IRON-STAINED VEINS. PROSPECT APPEARS TO FOLLOW A N-S FAULT OR QUARTZ VEIN SYSTEM WHICH IS THOUGHT TO BE A SOUTHERN EXTENSION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA VEIN. SILICATION INDICATES THAT ROCKS ARE LOCALLY INTRUDED BY DIKES OR OTHER INTRUSIVE BODIES AS SHOWN ON USGS MAP AND COUNTY REPORT. HOWEVER, NO INTRUSIVE ROCKS WERE OBSERVED IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. SAMPLE 1706 CONSISTS OF QUARTZ VEIN AND QUARTZ-CEMENTED SEDIMENTARY BRECCIA WITH CLOTS AND CRYSTALS OF OXIDIZED PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE AND SURFACE COATINGS OF CU-FE-MN OXIDES. VEIN MATERIAL HAS SMALL VUGS LINED WITH MN-COATED QUARTZ CRYSTALS AND RADIATING MALACHITE. THIN OPEN-CENTERED VEINLETS CUT MORE MASSIVE SUGARY VEIN MATERIAL. SAMPLED VEIN IS DARK GREY (ESPECIALLY IN AREAS CONTAINING CRYSTALS OF UNOXIDIZED PYRITE) INDICATING A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF DISPERSED SULFIDES
Comment (Deposit): (AG MINERALS ?)
Comment (Workings): COULD BE MINED BY OPEN PIT
Reference (Deposit): NBMG DISTRICT FILES, REPORT ON THE JOHNSTON PROPERTY
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANTZ CM & PAMPEYAN EH, 1970, GEOLOGY & MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN CO, NEV BUR MINES BULL 73
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, SEPT 13, 1983.
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.