The Buck and Charley Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.28361, -118.19639
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Buck and Charley Mine MRDS details
Primary: Buck and Charley Mine
Secondary: Rochester-Plymouth Mines ?
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2558
District: Rochester District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1912
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2558, DUMP SELECT OF SILICIFIED, PYRITIZED ROCHESTER RHYOLITE WITH SPHALERITE AND GALENA CONTAINS 20% FE, O-.5 % MG, 0.07 % CA, 0.02 % TI, 1000 PPM MN, 300 PPM AG, 70 PPM- B, 70 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 70 PPM BI, 500 PPM CD, 50 PPM CO, 100-0 PPM CU, 7 PPM NI, +20000 PPM PB, 20 PPM SC, 30 PPM V, +10000- PPM ZN, AND 7.9 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS)
Comment (Deposit): ORE IS A HIGHLY SILICIFIED FELSITE NETTED WITH QUARTZ VEINLETS, ALTERED BY DESCENDING SOLUTIONS. SILICIFIED RHYOLITE CONTAINS ABUNDANT FINE-GRAINED PYRITE.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: POLYMETALLIC VEINS.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS AND A SHAFT 200 FT DEEP SUNK FROM LOWEST ADIT LEVEL. MAIN ADIT, SEVERAL PITS, SHALLOW SHAFTS, REMAINS OF MILL, SEVERAL HOUSES IN POOR CONDITION
Comment (Geology): ORE IS A HIGHLY SILICIFIED FELSITE NETTED WITH QUARTZ VEINLETS, ALTERED BY DESCENDING SOLUTIONS.
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1912. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF SEVERAL ADITS AND SHAFT 200 FEET DEEP SUNK FROM THE LOWEST ADIT LEVEL. WORKED FROM 1913 TO 1929. IN 1940'S DEPOSIT WAS EXAMINED FOR ITS PB-ZN POTENTIAL. MINE HAS BEEN OPERATING PERIODICALLY IN 1960'S AND 1970'S. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Development): WORKED 1913-1929 AND PERIODICALLY IN 1960'S AND 1970'S. INACTIVE IN 1984
Comment (Location): SOUTH CENTRAL SEC. 18; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): KNOPF, A., 1924, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS ROCHESTER DISTRICT, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 762
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: USBM 1C 6902
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, 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.