The Champion Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,500 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2,286 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.54694, -118.15917
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Champion Mine MRDS details
Primary: Champion Mine
Secondary: Silver Star Mine
District: Star 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Star Basin Fault
Description: N-Ne Fault Zone, Cross Fractures
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
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
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 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.