The Poker Brown Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,400 feet.
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Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.53611, -118.41889
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Poker Brown Mine MRDS details
Primary: Poker Brown Mine
Secondary: Old Tom Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2835
District: San Jacinto District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Thomsen, Mervel
Home Office: Battle Mountain
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
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: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2835 CONTAINS 2 % FE, 0.3 % MG, 0.5 % CA, 0.01 % TI, 150 PPM MN, 500 PPM AG, +10000 PPM AS, +2000 PPM B, 200 PPM BA, 20 PPM BI, +500 PPM CD, 50 PPM CU, 30 PPM MO, 5 PPM NI, +20000 PPM PB, 300 PPM SB, 150 PPM SR, 100 PPM V, 10000 PPM ZN, AND 0.25 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Development): ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA AND LEAD CARBONATES WERE DISCOVERED IN THE DISTRICT IN 1875. SOME DRILLING WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS, AND RECENT STAKING IN VICINITY OF THE MINE (1984).
Comment (Deposit): THE MINE IS ON A SERIES OF QUARTZ VEINS AND IRREGULAR MASSES. QUARTZ VEINS ARE LESS THAN 1 INCH TO 6 INCHES WIDE AND OCCUR MAINLY IN SLATE IRREGULAR MASSES OF QUARTZ ARE UP TO 5 FEET WIDE. THE PRINCIPAL VEIN SYSTEM TRENDS N40-60 DEGREES E AND DIPS 80 DEGREES NE, IN PLACES PARALLEL TO THE BEDDING AND IN PLACES PARALLEL TO THE SHEARS OR CLEAVAGE. ANOTHER LESS PROMINENT SYSTEM TRENDS N50-60 DEGREES E AND DIPS 45 DEGREES SE. THE VEINS CONTAIN BUNCHES OF ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA AND CARBONATE OF LEAD. HIGHLY IRREGULAR MASSES OF QUARTZ; BEST-PRODUCING VEINS WERE SMALL. SAMPLE 2835 HAS VISIBLE GALENA AND ARSENOPYRITE IN A CARBONATE-QUARTZ GANLE AND IN WHITE BULL QUARTZ.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY TRENCHES, PITS, ADITS AND ONE 150-FT SHAFT, DRILLING
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ VEINS ARE LESS THAN 1 INCH TO 6 INCHES WIDE AND OCCUR MAINLY IN THE STATE. IRREGULAR MASSES OF QUARTZ ARE UP TO 5 FEET WIDE. THE PRINCIPAL VEIN SYSTEM TRENDS N40-60 DEGREES E AND DIPS 80 DEGREES NE, IN PLACES PARALLEL TO THE BEDDING AND IN PLACES PARALLEL TO THE SHEARS OR CLEAVAGE. ANOTHER LESS PROMINENT SYSTEM TRENDS N50-60 DEGREES E AND DIPS 45 DEGREES SE. THE VEINS CONTAIN BUNCHES OF ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA AND CARBONATE OF LEAD.
Comment (Deposit): ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA AND LEAD CARBONATES WAS DISCOVERED IN THE DISTRICT IN 1875. SOME SILVER-LEAD ORE WAS SHIPPED IN 1876. THE POKER BROWN MINE IS DEVELOPED BY TRENCHES, PITS, ADITS, AND ONE 150-FT. SHAFT ON A SERIES OF QUARTZ VEINS AND IRREGULAR MASSES OF QUARTZ. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OFPERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM 1C 6902
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 13 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): EARL, PHILLIP I., 30 NOV 86, "`POKER' BROWN; IN PURSUIT OF ORE AND CARDS": RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL.
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.