The Black Mountain Placers is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.40611, -119.02389
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Black Mountain Placers MRDS details
Primary: Black Mountain Placers
Secondary: Black Mountain Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 2854, 2855, 2856
District: Blue Wing Mining Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2854 CONTAINS 3 % FE, .1 % MG, .15 % CA, 1 % TI, 15 PPM MN, 5 PPM AG, 100 PPM B, 100 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 10 P-PM CR, 150 PPM CU, 10 PPM NI, 30 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 100 PPM ZR. -SAMPLE 2855 CONTAINS .7 % FE, .2 % MG, .15 % TI, 20 PPM MN, .7- PPM AG, 100 PPM B, 150 PPM BA, 10 PPM CR, 100 PPM CU, 5 PPM N-I, 10 PPM PB, 50 PPM V, 150 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 2856 CONTAINS 5 % F-E, .5 % MG, .07 % CA, .2 % TI, 100 PPM MN, 0.5 PPM AG, 200 PPM-AS, 200 PPM B, 150 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 15 PPM CR, 15 PPM CU, 7 P-PM NI, 50 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 100 PPM SR, 70 PPM V, 50 PPM Y, 20-0 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): UTM IS FOR SAMPLE SITE 2854; UTM FOR SAMPLE SITE 2855 IS N4473950, E329120; UTM FOR SAMPLE SITE 2856 IS N4473970, -E328600.
Comment (Production): 7 OZ. AU, 3 OZ. AG IN 1940-41
Comment (Deposit): SAMPLE 2854 WAS CHIPPED FROM A VEIN AT THE HEAD OF THE CANYON THAT MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE SOURCES OF THE GOLD IN- THE PLACERS. THE VEIN WAS A QUARTZ, IRON-STAINED BRECCIA THAT- HAD BEEN PROSPECTED HISTORICALLY BY HAND AND BY A DOZER. SAMP-LE 2855 WAS FROM 2 VERY INTERESTING- LOOKING VEIN MATERIALS WI-THIN THE PLACER MATERIAL, WHICH INCLUDED QUARTZ WITH SULFIDES -AND POSSIBLE AU, AG. SAMPLE 2856 WAS FROM AN APPARENT TUNGSTEN- PROSPECT ON A RIDGE OVERLOOKING THE PLACERS.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION 9-16-84.
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.