The Haystack Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,482 feet.
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Elevation: 4,482 Feet (1,366 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.80917, -118.40333
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Haystack Mine MRDS details
Primary: Haystack Mine
Secondary: Lone Star
Secondary: Jungo Star
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2848
District: Haystack District
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.
Owner Name: Austin, George B.
Home Office: Jungo
Years: 1936 -
Owner Name: Taylor, Raymond G.
Years: 1936 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1915
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2848 OF QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL CONTAINS 1 % FE, 0.03 % MG, 0.15 % CA, 0.01 % TI, 100 PPM MN, 5 PPM AG, 20 PPM- AU, 70 PPM B, 200 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, +1000 PPM BI,.10 PPM CR, -150 PPM CU, 50 PPM MO, 7 PPM NI, 20 PPM PB, 20 PPM V.
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE BY GOOD BUT DUSTY ROAD NW OF IMLAY.; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = LONG CANYON (1971) 1:24000
Comment (Development): GOLD MINED BETWEEN 1915 AND 1916 WAS TREATED IN A FIVE-STAMP MILL. PROPERTY WAS WORKED INTERMITTENTLY BETWEEN 1929 & 1936 AND THEN WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE JUNGO STAR MINES CO; THIS COMPANY RECOVERED GOLD AND SILVER BETWEEN 1937 AND 1939. PROPERTY WAS INACTIVE AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPMENT OF THE MINE IS LIMITED TO A FEW SHALLOW PITS, LATERAL WORKINGS, AND A FEW SHAFTS, 25 TO 70 FT DEEP. GOLD ORE MINED BETWEEN 1915 AND 1916, TREATED IN A FIVE-STAMP MILL. PROPERTY WAS WORKED INTERMITTENTLY BETWEEN 1929 & 1936 THEN WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE JUNGO GOLD STAR MINES CO THAT RECOVERED GOLD AND SILVER BETWEEN 1937 & 1939. QUARTZ VEINS OCCUR IN GRANODIORITE INTRUDED INTO TRIASSIC OR JURASSIC HORNFELS AND PHYLLITES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS OCCUR IN GRANODIORITE INTRUDED INTO TRIASSIC OR JURASSIC HORNFELS AND PHYLLITES. GOLD OCCURS AS PODS IN QUARTZ VEINS 1-3 FT WIDE..WORKINGS ARE ALONG A SERIES OF NW SHEARS. MINERALIZATION IN QUARTZ VEINS CONSISTS OF PYRITE, MINOR COPPER, GOLD,SILVER
Comment (Workings): A FEW SHALLOW PITS, LATERAL WORKINGS AND A FEW SHAFTS 25 TO 70 FT DEEP.
Comment (Geology): GOLD OCCURS AS PODS IN QUARTZ VEINS 1 TO 3 FT WIDE.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: USBM 1C 6902
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 1984, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION, 14 SEP 84, AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.