Morning Star Mine

The Morning Star Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Morning Star Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation:

Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.32611, -118.49750

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Morning Star Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Morning Star Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Trinity District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Form: PINCH-AND-SWELL, PODS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Granodiorite


Rocks

Name: Mafic Intrusive Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold


Comments

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.

Comment (Deposit): LOCATED ALONG SOUTHEASTERN MARGIN OF A LARGE GRANODIORITE STOCK. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Location): IN TRINITY CANYON


References

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.

Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.