The Moonlight Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.38167, -118.13222
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Moonlight Mine MRDS details
Primary: Moonlight Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2574
District: Indian District
Land ownership: Private
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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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2574, DUMP SAMPLE OF SERICITIZED ROCHESTER RHYOLITE CONTAINING CHRYSOCOLLA, TENORITE, SILVER HALOIDS, CONTA-INS 3 % FE, 0.3 % MG, 0.15 % CA, 0.2 % TI, 100 PPM MN, 2000 PP-M AG, 100 PPM B, +5000 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 10000 PPM CU, 7 PPM N-I, 500 PPM PB, 500 PPM SB, 10 PPM SC, 30 PPM V, 20 PPM Y, 200 -PPM ZN, 150 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Development): THE MINE WAS WORKED UNTIL ABOUT 1871.
Comment (Deposit): SHEAR ZONE IN SCHISTOSE RHYOLITE, WITH OXIDE COPPER MINERALS, AND QUARTZ STRINGERS
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS, PITS, AND FOUR SHALLOW SHAFTS
Comment (Deposit): THE MOONLIGHT SILVER MINE WAS WORKED UNTIL ABOUT 1871. IT IS DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL SHORT ADITS, PITS, AND FOUR SHALLOW SHAFTS. ; 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): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 1984, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION ON 28 SEP 84, AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 85-3, 1985
Reference (Deposit): USBM IC 6902, P. 18-19, 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.