The De Soto Antimony Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,499 feet.
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Elevation: 6,499 Feet (1,981 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.67694, -118.48972
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De Soto Antimony Mine MRDS details
Primary: De Soto Antimony Mine
Secondary: Antelope Spring Mine
District: Antelope District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Discovery Year: 1915
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Development): ANTELOPES SPRING MINING CO. BUILT A 25-TON CONCENTRATOR IN 1915, WHICH WAS ENLARGED TO A 50-TON FLOTATION MILL IN 1917. SOME ANTIMONY ORE WAS SHIPPED IN 1916.
Comment (Deposit): ; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: SIMPLE SB.
Comment (Workings): 2 SHALLOW SHAFTS, TRENCH
Comment (Geology): ORE IN MINERALIZED VEIN 6 TO 24 INCHES THICK
Comment (Location): 4 MI. SE OF ANTELOPE MINE
Comment (Commodity): OTHER ORE MINERALS NOT GIVEN IN THE LITERATURE
Comment (Deposit): IN 1915, THE ANTELOPE SPRING M. CO. BUILT A 25-TON CONCENTRATOR, WHICH WAS ENLARGED TO A 50-TON FLOTATION PLANT IN 1917. IT SHIPPED SOME ANTIMONY ORE IN 1916. THE DE SOTO ANTIMONY MINE IS DEVELOPED BY TWO SHALLOW SHAFTS AND A TRENCH ON A MINERALIZED VEIN, 6 TO 24 INCHES THICK. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING CO., NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): LAWRENCE, E.F., 1963, ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA, NBMG BULLETIN 61, P. 157
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, F.C., 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA: NEVADA NEWSLETTER PUBLISHING CO., RENO, NEV, P 201
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O., 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA, U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 6902
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977.
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.