Imlay Mine

The Imlay Mine is a gold, silver, and tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Imlay Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver, Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.6, -118.18000

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Imlay Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Imlay Mine
Secondary: Imlay Prospect
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 2526, 2527, 2528


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Boron-Borates


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Imlay District; Humboldt District; Prince Royal 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Dale, William
Years: 1984 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: 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: VEIN


Structure

Type: R
Description: Humboldt City Thrust


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Silicification Of Wallrock


Rocks

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2526, CHIP TRENCH OF SILICIFIED, SERICITIZED, IRON OXIDE-STAINED GRASS VALLEY FM CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.3 % MG,- 2 % CA, 0.2 % TI, 15 PPM MN, 2 PPM AG, 700 PPM AS, 0.05 PPM A-U (AA ANALYSIS), 1500 PPM B, 200 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 50 PPM CR, -50 PPM CU, 5 PPM NI, 50 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 100 PPM V, 20 PPM Y,- 500 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 2527, CHIP 4 M TRENCH, OF QUARTZ VEIN IN G-RASS VALLEY PHYLLITE CONTAINS 15 % FE, 0.5 % MG, 0.5 % CA, 0.2- % TI, 1000 PPM MN, 3 PPM AG, 1500 PPM AS, 0.05 PPM AU (AA ANA-LYSIS), +2000 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 50 PPM CO, 50 PPM C-R, 100 PPM CU, 70 PPM NI, 700 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 150 PPM V, 50- PPM Y, 700 PPM ZN, 500 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 2528, CHANNEL DUMP SAMP-LE, OF PHYLLITE WITH QUARTZ VEINS, STOCKWORKS, AU-BEARING IRON- OXIDE, PYRITE, CONTAINS 1 % FE, 0.5 % MG, 0.1 % TI, 10 PPM MN-, 5 PPM AG, 0.10 PPM AU, +2000 PPM B, 100 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 15- PPM CR, 7 PPM CU, 7 PPM NI, 150 PPM PB, 100 PPM SB, 30 PPM V,- 50 PPM ZR.


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): WORKED BETWEEN 1907 AND 1918, AND IN 1935. IN MARCH 1936 THE MINE WAS IDLE. A SMALL TONNAGE OF ORE ESTIMATED TO CONTAIN ABOUT 0.5 % W03 WAS MINED IN 1956. CURRENTLY BEING PROSPECTED BY OWNE-R, WILLIAM DALE(?)(UNCERTAIN OF LAST NAME) WHO LIVES IN IMLAY -CANYON, BY BULLDOZER TRENCHING. ANACONDA IS SUPPOSED TO EXAMIN-E THE PROPERTY. OWNER STATES THAT ENTIRE VEIN ZONE.WILL PAN FR-EE GOLD. HE STATES THAT HE RAN 10 YDS OF DUMP THROUGH HIS PLAC-ER MILL AND RECOVERED ABOUT $40./YD IN GOLD.

Comment (Location): GOOD ACCESSIBILITY BY MAINTAINED DIRT ROAD IN IMLAY CANYON. UTM LOCATIONS FOR THE 3 NBMG SAMPLES AT THE PROPERTY A-RE AS FOLLOWS: 2526- N4494775, E400200; 2527- N4494975, E40025-0; 2528- N4494975, E400250.

Comment (Commodity): ORE MINERALS NOT GIVEN IN THE LITERATURE

Comment (Production): ESTIMATED FROM TAILINGS;

Comment (Geology): QUARTZ FISSURE VEINS IN OR NEAR FAULT ZONES AND SOMETIMES AT CONTACTS OF DIABASE DIKES.

Comment (Deposit): THE IMLAY MINE WAS WORKED BETWEEN 1907 AND 1918 AND IN 1935. MARCH 1936 THE MINE WAS IDLE. THE MINE WAS DEVELOPED BY A VERTICAL SHAFT 250 FT. DEEP AND AN ADIT 1500 FT. LONG DRIVEN FOR DRAINAGE. A MILL WAS OPERATED NEAR THE MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ FISSURE VEINS IN OR NEAR FAULT ZONES AND SOMETIMES AT CONTACTS OF DIABASE DIKES. ZONE OF QUARTZ VEINS AND STOCKWORKS IS ABOUT 10 M WIDE. WALLROCK IS SERICITIZED PHYLLITE. THE QUARTZ VEIN WORKED- IN EARLY 1900'S IS ABOUT 0.33 M WIDE. SB-PB OXIDE STAINS, ABU-NDANT LIMONITE CASTS AFTER PYRITE. AREA IS NEAR CONTACT WITH U-PPER MEMBER PRIDA CARBONATES APPROXIMATELY 30-40 M ABOVE CONTA-CT. DEPOSIT APPEARS TO HAVE SOME POTENTIAL FOR BULK-MINEABLE A-U. GOOD ZONE OF QUARTZ STOCKWORKS AND ABUNDANT FE OXIDE AFTER -PYRITE IN PHYLLITES WITH LOCALLY STRONG SERICITIC ALTERATION.

Comment (Workings): A VERTICAL SHAFT 250 FT DEEP AND AN ADIT 1500 FT LONG DRIVEN FOR DRAINAGE. A MILL WAS OPERATED NEAR THE MINE.CURRENTLY, NUMEROUS BULLDOZER TRENCHES


References

Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEV., USBM IC 6902

Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, M. F., JR., 28 AUG 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.

Reference (Deposit): SILBERLING AND WALLACE, 1967, USGS MAP GO-666.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 85-3

Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN IN NEVADA.

Reference (Production): VANDERBURG, 1936; JOHNSON, 1977

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


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