The Ludwig Mine is a copper mine located in Lyon county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,200 feet.
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Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.95694, -119.27361
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Ludwig Mine MRDS details
Primary: Ludwig Mine
Secondary: NBMG # 4408
Land ownership: Private
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Time Period: To 1918
Material type: CU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^6%
Time Period: 1911 - 1914
Material type: CU
Description: Cp_Grade: ^6 Percent Cu
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Cu
Description: Yerington Batholith
Description: Reverse Faulting
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Albitic, Sericitic, Propylitic, Weak Potassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: CHALCOPYRITE/PYRITE RATIOS GENERALLY GREATER THAN 10
Analytical Data: LESS THAN 5 VOLUME PERCENT TOTAL SULFIDES
Comment (Commodity): THE COPPER/LODE VEIN OCCURS AT A CONTACT BETWEEN LIMESTONE AND GARNETITE. THE OUTCROP IS A LIMONITE GOSSAN UP TO 80 FEET WIDE AND OVER 600 FEET LONG ON THE SURFACE. METAMORPHIC ROCKS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE VEIN HAVE BEEN INTRUDED BY QUARTZ MONZONITE; MARBLE FORMS THE FOOTWALL VEIN. TO THE NORTH OF THE COPPER LODE, GYPSUM CROPS OUT IN AN EXPOSED BELT ABOUT 500 FT. WIDE AND 1,500 FEET LONG.
Comment (Deposit): SKARN DEPOSIT LOCATED IN THE TRIASSIC SEPTUM WEST OF MASON VALLEY MINE. ( REFER TO RECORD NO.M035865 ) CONTACT METASOMATIC
Comment (Workings): 8 LEVELS MILES OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS ON 8 LEVELS.
Comment (Geology): THE FAULT ZONE PARALLELS THE COPPER LOAD LOCALLY BUT TERMINATES TO THE SOUTH PROPERTY SEE (MOORE, J.G.,1969, P.32) SAMPLE 4408 WAS TAKEN FROM DUMPS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAIN COPPER LOAD AND CONSISTED OF REPLACEMENT ORE AND GOSSAN.
Comment (Development): MINE WAS SHIPPING COPPER IN 1906 . THE LAST GYPSUM WAS SHIPPED IN 1940. THE LOCAL MILL PROCESSED PRIMARY COPPER ORE. THE RAILROAD SHIPPED BOTH COPPER AND GYPSUM FROM LUDWIG TO THOMPSON NEAR WABUSKA; TRANSFERRED TO THE CANDC.
Comment (Deposit): THE NEVADA COPPER BELT RAILROAD (NCB) DEADHEADED AT LUDWIG AND CARRIED BOTH ORES DURING THE LIFE TIME OF THE ROAD TO THOMPSON. IT WAS EITHER PROCESSED OR TRANSFERRED TO THE CANDC. ODDLY ENOUGH, THE NCB WAS A 48-INCH STANDARD GAUGE ROAD WHI THE CANDC WAS A NARROW GAUGE.
Reference (Deposit): TELLURIDE CLAIMS,YERINGTON MINING DISTRICT, LYON COUNTY, QUADE VISIT SITE 7-11-89,NBMG UNPUBLISHED MINING DISTRICT FILES (TINGLEY FILES).
Reference (Deposit): MOORE,J.G.,1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LYON, DOUGLAS, AND ORMSBY COUNTIES,NEVADA; NBMG BULL 75.
Reference (Deposit): KNOPF, A. 1918
Reference (Deposit): READ, T.R., 1912
Reference (Production): KNOPF F( 2 ) KNOPF, A. 1918
Reference (Deposit): READ, T. R., 1912 , THE NEVADA DOUGLAS MINES, MING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS AUGUST 17 .
Reference (Deposit): KNOPF, A., 1918 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE YERINGTON DIST. NEV., USGS PROF. PAPER 114 .
Reference (Deposit): EINAUDI, M. T., 1977 , PETROGENISIS OFTHE COPPER-BEARING SKARN AT THE MASON VALLEY MINE, YERINGTON, NEV., ECON. GEOL.VOL. 72 , NO. 5 .
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.