The Pacific Matchless Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.28694, -118.11944
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Pacific Matchless Mine MRDS details
Primary: Pacific Matchless Mine
District: Spring Valley District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Shear Zone (North Trending)
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Wallrock Is Pyritized And Sericitized
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Deposit): TWO ADITS EXPLORE THE MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONE WITH SOME STOPING AND DRIFTING AT THE END OF EACH ADIT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Geology): GEOL.COM: LARGE CUBES OF PYRITE OCCUR BOTH IN QUARTZ-TOURMALINE VEINS AND WALL ROCKS. BASALT FEEDER DIKES, YOUNGER THAN THE MINERALIZATION, WERE FOUND LESS THAN 5 CM THICK IN DRIFTS OF THE LOWER ADIT. PROBABLY RELATED TO THE LATE TERTIARY BASALT FLOWS CAPPING LIMESTONE RIDGES IN EASTERN PART OF THE DISTRICT.
Comment (Deposit): LARGE CUBES OF PYRITE OCCUR IN BOTH QUARTZ-TOURMALINE VEINS AND WALL ROCKS. BASALT FEEDER DIKES, YOUNGER THAN THE MINERALIZATION, WERE FOUND LESS THAN 5 CM THICK IN DRIFTS OF THE LOWER ADIT. PROBABLY RELATED TO THE LATE TERTIARY BASALT FLOWS CAPPING LIMESTONE RIDGES IN EASTERN PART OF THE DISTRICT.
Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS WITH SOME STOPING AND DRIFTING AT THE END OF EACH ADIT.
Reference (Deposit): KNOPF, 1924, ROCHESTER DISTRICT, NEVADA; USGS BULL. 762; P. 55
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRIC PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; PH.D THESIS STANFORD UNIV.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM AND SHARP, 1957, GEOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF T28N, R 34 AND 33 E, MT. DIABLO BASE AND MERIDIAN, PING COUNTY, NEVADA; SOUTHERN PACIFIC LAND CO. REPORT; SAN FRANCISCO.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
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.