The Cornish Claims is a silver and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,171 feet.
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Elevation: 5,171 Feet (1,576 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.02778, -118.02389
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Cornish Claims MRDS details
Primary: Cornish Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2550
District: Table Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1872
Discovery Year: 1872
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2550, DUMP SELECT, CONTAINS 7% FE, 0.2 % MG, 5 % CA, 0.01 % TI, 200 PPM MN, 200 PPM AG, 200 PPM B, 200 PPM BA, 150 PPM BI, 500 PPM CD, 150 PPM CU, 10 PPM MO, 10 PPM NI, +20000 PPM PB, 200 PPM SB, 200 PPM SR, 50 PPM V, 7000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Geology): SILVER-LEAD ORES OCCUR IN WHITE QUARTZ VEINS IN LIMESTONE.
Comment (Deposit): THE SILVER-LEAD DEPOSITS OF CORNISH CAMP WERE ACTIVELY WORKED IN THE EARLY 1870'S. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Development): ACTIVELY WORKED IN 1870'S. THE SILVER-LEAD DEPOSITS OF CORNISH CAMP WERE ACTIVELY WORKED IN THE EARLY 1870'S. NO ACTIVITY WHEN EXAMINED IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEIN AND GOSSAN IN LIMESTONE AND SHALE. VEIN IS STRONGLY BRECCIATED, TO 2 M WIDE, GOSSAN LOCALLY ABUNDANT. QUARTZ CONTAINS GALENA, SOME CERUSSITE, OXIDIZED PYRITE. FAIRLY RECENT CLAIMS IN THE AREA.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1870'S
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINER RESOURCES OF NEVADA; NEVADA NEWS LETTER PUBL. CO., P. 11-12.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H.F., JR., 24 SEP 84, FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.