The Octopus Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,801 feet.
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Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.27806, -118.19194
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Octopus Mine MRDS details
Primary: Octopus Mine
District: Rochester District
Land ownership: Private
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: 1913
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Steep Nw Trending Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): VEIN AVERAGES 3 FT THICK AND IS DISPLACED BY FAULTS
Comment (Workings): 2 DRIFT TUNNELS
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Development): APPARENTLY NO ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1913. MINE IS OPENED BY 2 DRIFT TUNNELS. VEIN RANGES IN THICKNESS FROM A FEW INCHES TO 6 FEET, AVERAGING 3 FEET. 200 FEET FROM PORTAL, VEIN IS DISPLACED 24 FT. BY A STEEP FAULT TRENDING N50W, AND FAULTED AGAIN A SHORT DISTANCE FARTHER PARALLEL TO THE OTHER, OFFSET 40 FEET. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
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., SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF ROCHESTER DISTRICT
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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 OF ROCHESTER DISTRICT, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 762
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.