Nevada Packard Mines

The Nevada Packard Mines is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Nevada Packard Mines  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Commodity: Silver

Lat, Long: 40.26167, -118.17889

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Nevada Packard Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Nevada Packard Mines
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2554 and 2555


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Rochester District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Wilton, Frank
Home Office: 470 Court St., Reno, Nv 89501
Years: 1984 -

Owner Name: D. Z. Exploration
Home Office: Bozeman, Mt

Owner Name: Nevada Packard
Home Office: P. O. Box 1007, Lovelock, Nv

Owner Name: Margrave, Louella And Margaret
Home Office: 470 Court St., Reno, Nv 89501
Years: 1984 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1912
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Reg.Struct: Broad Anticline, Broken By Major N-Trending Faults And Cross Faults

Type: L
Description: Ne Trending Major Fault Zones


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CONTACT LODE GRADE 13 OZ AG/TON. SAMPLE 2554, PIT GRAB FROM STOCKWORK ZONE OF MAIN PIT (SILICIFID RHYOLITE WITH K-SPAR, SERICITE, AU, CU, PYRITE,- MOSTLY OXIDES) CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.05 % MG, 0.05 % CA, 0.05 % -TI, 10 PPM MN, 1000 PPM AG, 1000 PPM AS, 0.55 PPM AU (BY AA AN-ALYSIS), 100 PPM B, 3000 PPM BA, 3 PPM BE, 10 PPM CR, 500 PPM -CU, 15 PPM MO, 7 PPM NI, 10000 PPM PB, 5000 PPM SB, 20 PPM V, -50 PPM Y, 100 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 2555, PIT CHIP AND UNDERGROUND CH-IP (WEAVER RHYOLITE, CONTACT LODE, SERICITE, K-SPAR, SILICIFIE-D, MOSTLY OXIDE, SOME PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, QUARTZ STOCKWORKS,- MALACHITE) CONTAINS 2 % FE, 0.5 % MG, 0.07 % TI, 20 PPM MN, 7-00 PPM AG, 30 PPM B, 2000 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 200 PPM CU, 20 PPM- MO, 5 PPM NI, 100 PPM PB, 30 PPM Y, 100 PPM ZR.


Materials

Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ STOCKWORK IS ABUNDANT, SERICITIZATION IS LOCALLY PREVALENT, BUT K-SPAR-QUARTZ ALTERATION PREDOMINATES IN MO-ST ROCK. SHEETING IN RHYOLITE AVERAGES N20E, DIP 75 SW. LOCALL-Y SOME FLAT STRUCTURES WITH ABUNDANT SERICITE DIP AS LOW AS 15- DEGREES. MINERALIZED ZONES IN WEAVER RHYOLITE FOLLOW N20E, 75- SW DIP OF SHEETING. QUARTZ-SULFIDE STOCKWORKS ARE ABUNDANT AN-D PRESUMABLY CONTROL ORE DISTRIBUTION. BOTH OXIDE COPPER AND C-HALCOPYRITE OCCUR BUT ARE NOT ABUNDANT. MOST OF THE ORE (OVER -99%) IN THE PIT IS OXIDIZED. SULFIDE IS MORE ABUNDANT IN OLD P-IT ALONG CONTACT LODE. MINE FOREMAN STATES ORE AVERAGES 2 OZ/T- AG; LACANA GEOLOGIST STATES ORE AVERAGES 1 OZ/T AG, WITH TRAC-E OF AU. UNOXIDIZED ROCK CONTAINS ABUNDANT DISSEMINATED PYRITE-, MINOR CHALCOPYRITE AND SOME SULFIDES IN QUARTZ VEINLETS AND -AS SULFIDE STOCKWORKS.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: COMSTOCK EPITHERMAL VEIN.

Comment (Workings): A SERIES OF DRIFT TUNNELS, A NUMBER OF LARGE OPEN CUTS AND SHAFTS; SEVERAL SMALL OPEN PITS, HEAP LEACH PADS.

Comment (Geology): GEOL.COM: VALUES SUPPOSEDLY SHALLOW (TO ABOUT 30 FT). SILVER REPORTEDLY IN HALOIDS, BUT NO MODERN STUDY TO PROVE THIS.

Comment (Deposit): ORE DISCOVERED ON PROPERTY IN 1912. MINE IS OPENED BY SERIES OF DRIFT TUNNELS, NUMBER OF LARGE OPEN CUTS AND SHAFT. THE NEVADA PACKARD MINE CLOSED DOWN IN 1923. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Development): HEAP LEACH, LEASED TO D. Z. EXPLORATION OF BOZEMAN, MT AND NEVADA PACKARD JOINT V-ENTURE OF LOVELOCK, NV. LODESTAR ENERGY ANNOUNCED IN 1983 THAT- IT WOULD PARTICIPATE IN A HEAP-LEACH AG OPERATION AT NEVADA P-ACKARD, BASED ON A 1981 TEST HEAP OF 100000 TONS OF BOTH NEW A-ND DUMP MATERIAL. FULL-SCALE PRODUCTION OF 750000 TONS/YR WAS -BEGUN IN JULY. IN OCT, 1983, LODESTAR ANNOUNCED A 5000 OZ/WK P-OURING IN NOV. IN SEPT, 1984, THE PROJECT WAS IN CARETAKER STA-TUS WITH ATTEMPTS BEING MADE TO FIND JOINT VENTURE PARTNER OR -LESSEES.

Comment (Development): THE MINE CLOSED DOWN IN 1923. LISTED AS AN ACTIVE OPEN PIT MINE AND MILL IN 1983, EMPLOYING A TOTAL OF 12 PERSONS. LODESTAR ENERGY ANNOUNCED IN 1983 THAT IT WOULD BE PARTICIPATING IN A HEAP-LEACH OPERATION AT THE NEVADA PACKARD PROPERTY. A TEST HEAP LEACH OF 100000 TONS OF BOTH NEWLY-MINED AND DUMP MATERIAL WAS DONE IN 1981. FULL SCALE PRODUCTION OF 750000 TONS/YEAR WAS SLATED TO BEGIN IN JULY 1983. IN OCTOBER, 1983, LODESTAR ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD BE POURING 5000 OZ AG/WEEK IN NOVEMBER. . LISTED AS AN ACTIVE OPEN PIT MINE AND MILL IN 1983, EMPLOYING A TOTAL OF 12 PERSONS. LODESTAR ENERGY ANNOUNCED IN 1983 THAT IT WOULD BE PARTICIPATING IN A HEAP-LEACH OPERATION AT THE NEVADA PACKARD PROPERTY. A TEST HEAP LEACH OF 100000 TONS OF BOTH NEWLY-MINED AND DUMP MATERIAL WAS DONE IN 1981. FULL SCALE PRODUCTION OF 750000 TONS/YEAR WAS SLATED TO BEGIN IN JULY 1983. IN OCTOBER, 1983, LODESTAR ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD BE POURING 5000 OZ AG/WEEK IN NOVEMBER.. REOPENED IN 1980'S AS OPEN PIT

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FOR ENTIRE DISTRICT, INCLUDING NEVADA PACKARD, AVAILABLE IN ROCHESTER MINE REPORT


References

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 291, PRESS CLIPPINGS.

Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F.,JR., 13 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSES.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.

Reference (Production): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 291, PRESS CLIPPINGS, 1983.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 291, 1983 PRESS CLIPPINGS

Reference (Deposit): SIRDEVAN, 1913, NOTES ON THE PACKARD GROUP, NBMG DISTRICT FILE 291, ITEM 5.

Reference (Deposit): SHAMBERGER, H. A., 1973, ROCHESTER: HISTORIC MINING CAMPS OF NEVADA, VOL. 4.

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

Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1914, ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA: IN USGS BULL. 580


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