The Pflum Mine is a silver, antimony, and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Antimony, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.54278, -118.13833
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Pflum Mine MRDS details
Primary: Pflum Mine
Secondary: Last Chance
Secondary: Star Cyn
Secondary: Honey Bunny
District: Star District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Several Parallel Faults; Bedding-Plane Fault
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): A QUARTZ-ANTIMONY VEIN THAT RANGES FROM 4 TO 12 INCHES WIDE CUTS THE LIMESTONE WITH SEVERAL BARREN FAULTS CLOSELY PARALLELING THE VEIN. THE VEIN IS OFFSET BY A SUBHORIZONTAL BEDDING-PLANE FAULT, GIVING THE APPEARANCE OF TWO VEINS. STIBNITE OCCURS AS SMALL PODS AND SINGLE CRYSTALS IN QUARTZ. SPHALERITE AND PYRITE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANTIMONY MINERALS BUT ARE MORE COMMON IN THE LIMESTONE ADJACENT TO THE VEIN. GREEN TO BLUE MELANTERITE COATS SOME OF THE VEIN MATERIAL. THE VEIN FILLS PREMINERAL FAULT FISSURE IN RHYOLITE AND LOWER MEMBER PRIDA FORMATION. ORE VALUES DECREASED WITH DEPTH. ORE HIGH IN SILVER FOUND NEAR THE SURFACE.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: POLYMETALLIC VEINS.
Comment (Workings): THE MINE IS DEVELOPED BY MORE THAN 1000 FT OF WORKINGS, INCLUDING TWO ADITS, AN INTERMEDIATE 15-FT LEVEL, AND SOME STOPING.
Comment (Geology): ORE VEIN FILLS PREMINERAL FAULT FISSURES OF SMALL DISPLACEMENT. VEIN BROKE INTO NUMEROUS VEINLETS ALONG BEDDING PLANES AND FRACTURE CLEAVAGES IN OVERLYING TUFFACEOUS SANDSTONE (BASAL UNIT OF THE PRIDA FORMATION), WHICH IS OVER LAIN BY AN IMPERVIOUS THIN SHALY LIMESTONE, TRAPPING THE MINERALIZED SOLUTIONS. ORE VALUE DECREASES WITH DEPTH. STOPING DONE UP DIP. STIBNITE OCCURS IN SMALL PODS AND SINGLE CRYSTALS IN QUARTZ
Comment (Deposit): MINE IS DEVELOPED BY MORE THAN 1000 FEET OF WORKINGS, INCLUDING TWO ADITS, AN INTERMEDIATE 15-FOOT LEVEL, AND SOME STOPING ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): SOUTH SIDE OF STAR CANYON
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): LAWRENCE, 1963, ANTIMONY DEPOSITS IN NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 61
Reference (Deposit): CAMERON, 1939, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE NE HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA; GSA BULL. V.50 NO.4
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM 1C 6902
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.