The 100 Foot Inclined Shaft is a silver, copper, and gold mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,725 feet.
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Elevation: 5,725 Feet (1,745 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Copper, Gold
Lat, Long: 37.51278, -114.78611
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100 Foot Inclined Shaft MRDS details
Primary: 100 Foot Inclined Shaft
Secondary: Our Boys In Blue Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 1743, 1744.
District: Delamar (Ferguson) District (Ferguson) District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Abundant Normal Faults
Description: Shear Zones
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cambrian
Analytical Data: SAMPLES 1743, 1744 CONTAIN. RESPECTIVELY: GREATER THAN 20 AND 1.5 % FE, 5000 AND 100 PPM MN, 0 AND 2 PPM AG, 100 PMM BA, 100 AND 0 PPM CO, 50 AND 15 PPM CU, 100 AND 0 PPM NI, 20 AND 300 PPM PB, 200 AND 50 PPM V.
Comment (Commodity): CU ORE MINERAL NOT GIVEN IN THE LITERATURE
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983.
Comment (Deposit): PROMINENT, RESISTANT, SILICIFIED VEIN OUTCROP ABOUT 3 FT HIGH, 7 FT IN OUTCROP LENGTH, 2-3 FT WIDE, COMPOSED OF FE-AND MN-STAINED SILICIFIED QUARTZITE CUT BY A NETWORK OF QUARTZ VEINS. DIFFICULT TO DISTINGUISH QUARTZITE FROM QUARTZ VEIN, AS QUARTZITE IS SILICIFIED AND OPALIZED AND QUARTZ VEIN IS VERY FINELY CRYSTALLINE, SUGARY TO MASSIVE. THE "RIB" STRIKES N55W AND DIPS STEEPLY SW TO VERTICAL. PORTIONS OF THE VEIN ARE BRECCIATED AND INDICATE EMPLACEMENT ALONG A FAULT. THE DEPOSIT IS IN QUARTZITE, BUT BROWN, MARLY, FETID RECRYSTALLIZED LIMESTONE IS EXPOSED IN A SMALL PROSPECT NORTH OF THE SHAFT. LIMONITIC AND MN-RICH GOSSAN WAS SAMPLED FROM THE DUMP. GOSSAN IS HEAVY SILICEOUS OR EARTHY AND CONTAINS SOME BOXWORKS AND OPALINE COATINGS. PINK, FINE-GRAINED QUARTZITE CONTAINS NUMEROUS DRUSY QUARTZ-LINED YUGS AND SILICEOUS VEINLETS DEPOSITED WITHIN FRACTURES WITH VERY FINE-GRAINED OXIDIZED PYRITE.
Comment (Workings): ONE SMALL SHAFT SUNK ON SOUTHERN EXTENSION OF VEIN OUTCROP, AND ONE PROSPECT PIT 25 FT N OF SHAFT.
Comment (Geology): CU STAINED SHEAR ZONES NEAR TOP OF PROSPECT MOUNTAIN QUARTZITE.
Reference (Deposit): CALLAGHAN, E., 1937, GEOLOGY OF THE DELAMAR DISTRICT, LINCOLN CO., NEV., NEV BUR MINES V 31, NO. 5, P. 66-68
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, SEPT 22, 1983.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANTZ CM & PAMPEYAN EH, 1970, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN CO, NEV BUR MINES BULL 73
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.