The Midway Group Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.76806, -117.66361
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Midway Group Mine MRDS details
Primary: Midway Group Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2353
District: Washiki District
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.
Time Period: 1933-1934
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Averaging 2.5 Oz/Ton Au
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1906
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2353 OF SELECT UNOXIDIZED QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL CONTAINS +20 % FE, 0.1 % MG, 0.15 % CA, 0.07 % TI, 5000 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 700 PPM AS, 300 PPM B, +5000 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 10 PPM CR, 10 PPM CU, 10 PPM NI, 1000 PPM PB, 300 PPM SB, +5000 PPM SR, 50 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 2000 PPM ZN, 10 PPM ZR, AND 8.3 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Location): IN BACON CANYON; 1:100000 QUADRANGLE IS A 1971 EDITION
Comment (Production): 2 CARLOADS ORE IN 1934
Comment (Development): MINES WERE WORKED INTERMITTENTLY FROM THEIR DISCOVERY IN 1906 TO 1942. NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): THE MINES WERE DISCOVERED IN 1906 AND WORKED INTERMITTENTLY UNTIL 1942. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF SCATTERED PROSPECTING SHAFTS, AND OPEN CUTS. IN 1934 ORE MINED AT ONE LEASE AVERAGED 2 1/2 OZ/T AU, 15 OZ/T AG, AND 8% PB. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): SPOTTY VEIN QUARTZ OCCURS ALONG A STEEP N10W SHEAR ZONE IN PROBABLE METAANDESITE OF THE SONOMA RANGE FM. THE VEIN QUARTZ IS WHITE (MILKY) AND CONTAINS (WHERE NOT OXIDIZED PYRITE AND ARSENOPYRITE (?) THE ARSENOPYRITE (?) IS COMMON ON ONE DUMP. THE VEIN IS PROBABLY LESS THAN 30 CM WIDE AND THE WALL ROCKS ARE LOCALLY BLEACHED NEAR THE VEIN.
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS, OPEN CUTS
Comment (Geology): THE ORES CONSIST OF GOLD WITH SOME AG AND PB IN NROW QUARTZ VEINS IN INTRUSIVE ROCK WHICH HAS INVADED THE ORDOVICIAN VALMY FORMATION.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON M.G. (1977) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA, NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): NDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM IC 6902.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 29 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H.G., MULLER, S.W., AND ROBERTS, R.J., 1951, USGS MAP GQ-11. #5. NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 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.