The Steiner Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.37611, -118.51222
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Steiner Mine MRDS details
Primary: Steiner Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2828
District: Trinity District
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: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Form: PINCH-AND-SWELL, PODS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Granodiorite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2828 CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.7 % MG, 1 % CA, 0.1 % TI, 200 PPM MN, 1000 PPM AG, 1000 PPM AS, 2000 PPM B, 300 PPM BA, 1.5 PPM BE, 15 PPM BI, 50 PPM CD, 20 PPM CR, 1000 PPM CU, 200 PPM MO, 10 PPM NI, 10000 PPM PB, 3000 PPM SB, 5 PPM SC, 150 PPM SR, 200 PPM V, 700 PPM ZN, 50 PPM ZR, AND 8.0 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Deposit): LOCATED ALONG SOUTHEASTERN MARGIN OF A LARGE GRANODIORITE STOCK. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): N TRINITY CANYON, ACCESSIBLE VIA POOR ROADS UP STREAM-FLOODED CHANNEL.
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS ARE ALONG A SHEAR ZONE IN A N-TRENDNG STRUCTURE THAT IS HIGHLY ALTERED AND BRECCIATED, SILICIFIED AND IRON-STAINED, INCLUDING SOME OF THE COUNTRY ROCK OR FRESH GRANITE. SAMPLE 2828 IS OF ORE ZONE MATERIAL THAT FILLS THE SHEAR AS IN A FISSURE FILLING.
Comment (Workings): CAVED ADIT, SOME PROSPECTS, ALL VERY OLD.
Comment (Geology): SHEAR ZONE MINERALIZATION IS CHARACTERIZED BY A PINCH AND SWELL TYPE OF STRUCTURE THAT DEFINE PODS OF SHEARED AND BRECCIATED STRONGLY ALTERED GRANODIORITE, 2 TO 4 FEET WIDE AND ABOUT 10 FEET IN DIAMETER.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
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.