The Humboldt Queen is a silver, lead, and gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,839 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: 4,839 Feet (1,475 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.32472, -118.23000
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Humboldt Queen MRDS details
Primary: Humboldt Queen
District: Sacramento 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.
Owner Name: Zunini, Laurence
Years: 1919 -
Owner Name: Ferretto, John
Home Office: Lovelock
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1919
Discovery Year: 1883
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Sharp Folds Trending N 10 Degrees E
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: 0.02 OZ. AU, 26.6 OZ AG, 1.8% PB, 0.19% CU, 0.11% SB, PER TON
Comment (Location): IN ROLANDS CANYON; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Production): AMOUNT UNKNOWN, VALUE OF ORE MINED IN 1919 WAS $19-$22/TON
Comment (Development): THE MINE WAS EXTENSIVELY WORKED BETWEEN 1870 AND 1919.
Comment (Deposit): THE ORE OCCURS IN QUARTZ VEINS EMPLACED ALONG BEDDING PLANES IN COMPLEXLY FOLDED LIMESTONE. THE NUMBER OF MINERALIZED QUARTZ VEINS AT THE MINE IS DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE BECAUSE SINGLE VEINS ARE INTRICATELY FOLDED AND REPEATED.
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS OPEN CUTS, SHORT ADITS, INCLINED AND VERTICAL SHAFTS WITHIN AN AREA ABOUT 1000 FT IN LENGTH AND 300-400 FT WIDE.
Comment (Deposit): MINE WAS EXTENSIVELY WORKED BETWEEN 1870 AND 1919. TOTAL PRODUCTION IS UNKNOWN BUT THE EXTENT OF DEVELOPMENT AT THE MINE SUGGESTS THAT A LARGE TONNAGE OF ORE WAS REMOVED. THE MINE IS DEVELOPED BY NUMEROUS OPEN CUTS, SHORT ADITS, AND INCLINED AND VERTICAL SHAFTS WITHIN AN AREA ABOUT 1,000 FT. IN LENGTH AND 300 TO 400 FEET IN WIDTH. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, F.L., 1909, MINING DISTRICTS IN HUMBOLDT, COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 414
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM 1C 6902
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., UNPUB. DATA, 1957
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, 1977; VANDERBURG, 1936
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.