Champion Mine

The Champion Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,500 feet.

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: Champion Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)

Commodity: Silver

Lat, Long: 40.54694, -118.15917

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Champion Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Champion Mine
Secondary: Silver Star Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Star 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

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Star Basin Fault

Type: L
Description: N-Ne Fault Zone, Cross Fractures


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF A SET OF MAJOR WEST-DIPPING FISSURE VEINS CONNECTED BY SMALLER VEINS ALONG SEVERAL SETS OF CROSS-FRACTURES. THE PRINCIPAL VEINS STRIKE N10E. PARALLEL TO THE FAULT ZONE, RESULTING BY FILLING AND REPLACEMENT ALONG FRACTURES.

Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF A SET OF MAJOR WEST-WARD DIPPING FISSURE VEINS CONNECTED BY SMALLER VEINS ALONG SEVERAL SETS OF CROSS FRACTURES. THE PRINCIPAL VEINS STRIKE N10E, PARALLEL TO THE FAULT ZONE RESULTING BY FILLING AND REPLACEMENT ALONG FRACTURES.

Comment (Location): IN STAR BASIN; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = IMLAY (1956) 1:625000


References

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

Reference (Deposit): CAMERON, 1939, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE NE HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA; GSA BULL.50 NO.4, P 603, 620-621


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.