Little Jupiter Mine

The Little Jupiter Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Little Jupiter Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 40.73528, -117.84722

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Little Jupiter Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Little Jupiter Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2349
Secondary: Jewel Box
Secondary: Rowland


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Sierra 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: Circle A Construction , Marvin Aslett, Pres.
Home Office: P. O. Box 1608, Winnemucca, Nv 89445.
Years: 1985 -


Production

Year: 1934
Time Period: 1933-1934
Material type: ORE AU AG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Average 2.96 Oz/T Au, 7.26 Oz/T Ag


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Shear Zone


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2349 OF SELECT QUARTZ VEIN MATTER WITH GALENA AND SPHALERITE FROM A RECENTLY MINED ORE PILE CONTAINS 0.1 % -FE, 0.02 % MG, 0.002 % TI, 20 PPM MN, 15 PPM AG, 5.3 PPM AU (B-Y AA ANALYSIS), 20 PPM B, 100 PPM BA, 100 PPM CD, 10 PPM CR, 5- PPM CU, 5 PPM NI, 1500 PPM PB, 10000 PPM ZN, 100 PPM ZR.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): THE MINE HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY ACTIVE SINCE AT LEAST 1975 TO PRESENT, EMPLOYING FROM 3 TO 7 WORKERS. IT WAS REPORT-ED IN 1983 BY SUNATO DEVELOPMENT CORP THAT NEGOTIATIONS HAD BE-EN COMPLETED TO PURCHASE THE LITTLE JUPITER MINE WITH TWO TARG-ET AREAS: THE EASTERN (JEWEL BOX) AND WESTERN (ROWLAND) ZONES.- A PROGRAM OF DRILLING IS REVERSE CIRCULATION HOLES TO A DEPTH- OF 200 FT WAS RECOMMENDED TO SAMPLE BOTH TARGETS. CIRCLE A CO-NSTRUCTION (MARVIN ASLETT, PRESIDENT) WAS STILL LISTED AS OWNE-R AT THE TIME OF AN NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION IN 1984 AS IT HAD B-EEN SINCE 1980. THERE WAS A PERIOD FROM 1975 TO 1980 WHEN HAFI-N LEAVITT WAS LISTED AS LESSEE/OPERATOR OF THE MINE. IN 1984 T-HERE WERE NO PEOPLE ON THE SITE, BUT MINING EQUIPMENT WAS ON T-HE DUMP OF THE LOWER ADIT, AND ORE HAD RECENTLY BEEN MINED AND- HAULED ON THE ROAD TO GRASS VALLEY.

Comment (Deposit): MASSIVE WHITE QUARTZ VEINS CUT IRON-STAINED METARHYOLITE. QUARTZ VEIN MATTER IS MILKY MASSIVE AND CONTAINS SCATTER-ED 1-6 MM BLEBS OF GALENA AND SPHALERITE. RHYOLITIC WALLROCK A-SSOCIATED WITH THE ORE IS ARGILLICALLY ALTERED. THE STRUCTURE -PRESENTLY MINED IS ACCESSED FROM THE LOWER ADIT; NO UNDERGROUN-D EXAMINATION WAS MADE AND NO STRUCTURE IS PRESENT AT THE PORT-AL. AN ADIT HIGHER ON THE HILLSIDE EXPLORES A N50W, 30 SW SHEA-R ZONE IN METARHYOLITE. QUARTZ VEIN MATTER ON THE DUMP SUGGEST-S THAT THE SHEAR ZONE HAS A QUARTZ VEIN ALONG IT IN THE WORKIN-GS. THE EASTERN (JEWEL BOX) TARGET ZONE COMPRISES SEVERAL N-S--TRENDING QUARTZ-FLOODED SHEAR ZONES. SAMPLE RESULTS FROM THESE- ZONES RANGE FROM 0.01 TO 3.37 OZ/TON OF GOLD. THE HIGHGRADE T-ARGET STRUCTURE IN THE JEWEL BOX AREA ON THE 6060 LEVEL RETURN-ED VALUES OF 3.37 OZ/TON OVER 22 FT OF WIDTH AND A VALUE OF 0.-71 OZ/TON OVER 19 FT FURTHER ALONG STRIKE. THE AVERAGE VALUE O-F 7 SAMPLES OVER A 24-FT WIDTH ON AN EXPOSED STRIKE LENGTH OF -80

Comment (Deposit): FT WAS 1.078 OZ/TON GOLD. SELECTED SHIPMENTS FROM THIS ZONE- PRIOR TO 1900 WERE REPORTED TO AVERAGE 3-5 OZ/TON GOLD. A PAR-ALLEL STRUCTURE AVERAGES 0.091 OZ/TON OVER A 17 FT WIDTH. THE -JEWEL BOX ZONE CAN BE TRACED FOR OVER 450 FT OF STRIKE LENGTH,- AND, BASED ON QUARTZ-FLOODED ZONES EXPOSED IN SHALLOW PITS AN-D SHORT ADITS, HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 600 FT. -THE WEST TARGET (ROWLAND ZONE) CONSISTS OF A NW-TRENDING QUART-Z STOCKWORK SYSTEM 30-50 FT WIDE. INDIVIDUAL VEINS IN THE SYST-EM HAVE ASSAYED AS HIGH AS 4.01 OZ/T GOLD AND 19.14 OZ/T AG OV-ER A 1-FT WIDTH. THE WEIGHTED AVERAGE VALUE OF SAMPLING IN THE- ROWLAND TARGET IS 0.115 OZ/T AU AND 5.76 OZ/T AG. A LARGE COM-POSITE SAMPLE FROM THE DUMP OF AN OPEN CUT IN THE WESTERN PART- OF THE ROWLAND ZONE RETURNED 0.104 OZ/T AU AND 3.68 OZ/T AG. -REPORTED SHIPMENTS IN 1933 AND 1934 TOTALLED 138 TONS AVERAGIN-G 2.96 OZ/T AU AND 7.26 OZ/T AG. SEVERAL OTHER LOWER GRADE GOL-D-BEARING STRUCTURES EXIST ON THE PROPERTY. OTHER THAN

Comment (Deposit): MIN PS,84610101MM0604610101*M0604610101*M110 M0604610101*M110 AETS

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS WITH OVER 2175 FT OF WORKINGS ON 3 LEVELS, SHALLOW PITS, OPEN CUTS, MODERATE-SIZED DUMPS, HOUSE

Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = DUN GLEN (1961) 1:625000


References

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89

Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 29 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.

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

Reference (Deposit): JONES, R. B. AND PAPKE, K. G., 1984, NBMG MAP 84.

Reference (Deposit): STATE DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, 1976-1985, DIRECTORIES OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEARS 1-975-1984 INCLUSIVE.

Reference (Deposit): GEORGE CROSS NEWS LETTER LTD. NO. 6, 1983.

Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.