The Cervantite Mine is a antimony mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.15861, -118.17194
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Cervantite Mine MRDS details
Primary: Cervantite Mine
District: Antelope Springs
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Dakin, Fred
Years: 1960 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Simple Sb (veins, pods, etc)
Form: PODS, STRINGERS
Description: Faulting Through Area, Nw-Se
Description: Nw Trending Mineralized Structure
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Deposit): MINE IS DEVELOPED BY A 19-FT. SHAFT WITH A SHORT CROSSCUT AND STOPE ALONG THE VEIN, A 35 FT. ADIT ALONG THE VEIN JUST WEST OF SHAFT. CERVANTITE MINE AND THE ANTIMONY STAR MINE BOTH LIE ALONG THE SAME MINERALIZED STRUCTURE THE OPENINGS ARE IN SANDSTONE OVERLAIN BY QUARTZITE AND UNDERLAIN BY SHALE INTENSE FRACTURING AND FAULTING HAVE TAKEN PLACE BOTH ALONG THE SANDSTONE-QUARTZITE CONTACT AND IN THE SANDSTONE OBLIQUE TO THE CONTACT. THE ANTIMONY MINERALIZATION WAS CONTROLLED BY THE FRACTURES THAT PROVIDED SPACE FOR STIBNITE DEPOSITION. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): 1/2 MI. N OF MONTGOMERY MINE, 1/4 MI. SE OF ANTIMONY STAR MINE.
Comment (Deposit): THE ANTIMONY MINERALIZATION WAS FRACTURE-CONTROLLED. STIBNITE OCCURS AS PODS & STRINGERS IN QUARTZ ALONG CROSSCUTTING STRUCTURES.
Comment (Workings): 19-FT SHAFT WITH A SHORT CROSSCUT AND STOPE ALONG THE VEIN, A 35-FT ADIT ALONG THE VEIN JUST WEST OF THE SHAFT.
Comment (Geology): STIBNITE OCCURS AS SMALL PODS AND STRINGERS IN THE QUARTZ ALONG THE CROSSCUTTING STRUCTURES.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): LAWRENCE, E.F., 1963, ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA, NBMG BULL. 61, P. 161
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, 1977
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.