The Pfluger Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.40167, -118.12806
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Pfluger Mine MRDS details
Primary: Pfluger Mine
Secondary: Pflueger Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2573
District: Unionville District
Land ownership: Private
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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
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2573, DUMP SELECT OF SERICITIZED RHYOLITE WITH BARITE, GALENA, CHALCOPYRITE, PYRITE, CONTAINS 0.1 % FE, 0.0-3 % MG, 0.05 % CA, 0.1 % TI, 1000 PPM AG, 200 PPM AS, 30 PPM B-, +5000 PPM BA, 20000 PPM CU, 20 PPM MO, +20000 PPM PB, 7000 P-PM SB, +5000 PPM SR, 10 PPM V, 10 PPM Y, 1000 PPM ZN, 50 PPM Z-R, AND 0.2 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS).
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ-BARITE VEIN IN SERICITIZED RHYOLITE ASH-FLOW TUFF. BARITE CONTAINS FINE-GRAINED GALENA AND FINE-GRAINED CHA-LCOPYRITE, PLUS MALACHITE, AZURITE AND CERUSSITE. ADIT TRENDS -E-W BUT NO VEIN TREND COULD BE ASCERTAINED. BARITE SEEMS TO CO-NTAIN BASE METAL SULFIDES; QUARTZ VEIN AND STOCKWORKS ON DUMP -HAD PYRITE ONLY.
Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS; MAIN ADIT FLOODED; TREND E-W.
Comment (Location): IN COTTONWOOD CANYON; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Development): APPARENTLY WORKED IN 1970'S-1880'S. NO EVIDENCE IN 1984 OF ANY ACTIVITY FOR MANY YEARS.
Comment (Deposit): WORKED ON A SMALL SCALE. COMPRISED OF 13 PATENTED CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
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 IC 6902
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 28 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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.