The Looney Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,499 feet.
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Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.28, -118.20528
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Looney Mine MRDS details
Primary: Looney Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2556
District: Rochester 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
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1917
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2556, DUMP SELECT OF SERICITIZED RHYOLITE WITH SULFIDES, CONTAINS 0.5 % FE, 0.02 % MG, 50 PPM MN, 1000 PPM -AG, 6 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS) 200 PPM B, 1 PPM BE, 300 PPM BI,- 10 PPM CR, 500 PPM CU, +20000 PPM PB, 1000 PPM SB, 10000 PPM -ZN.
Comment (Location): ON S SIDE OF ROCHESTER CANYON; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Production): WORKED 1912-1920'S. PRODUCED ORE, BUT NO RECORDS.
Comment (Development): NO APPARENT ACTIVITY IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL DECIMETERS WIDE QUARTZ-TOURMALINE-SULFIDE VEINS IN WEAVER FLOWS. QUARTZ VEIN ABOUT 0.3 M THICK IN RHYOLITE WHICH IS SERICITIZED, SOMEWHAT SCHISTOSE, AND TOURMALINIZED ADJACENT TO- THE VEIN.
Comment (Workings): THERE ARE NO OPEN STOPES SO APPARENTLY NO ORE WAS MINED NEAR THE SURFACE. ONE MAIN SHAFT, SEVERAL INCLINED SHAFTS
Comment (Geology): SEVERAL DECIMETERS WIDE QUARTZ-TOURMALINE-SULFIDE VEINS IN WEAVER FLOWS
Comment (Deposit): LOCATED IN 1917. THERE ARE NO OPEN STOPES SO APPARENTLY NO ORE WAS MINED NEAR THE SURFACE. THE VEINS WERE PROBABLY DEVELOPED FOR PRECIOUS METALS BUT NO GOLD OR SILVER MINERALS WERE OBSERVED IN THE ORE. ; 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): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF ROCHESTER DISTRICT, NEVADA; PH.D. THESIS, STANFORD UNIV.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 14 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.