The Washiki Group is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.73333, -117.67444
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Washiki Group MRDS details
Primary: Washiki Group
Secondary: Waho Claims
Secondary: Washoke Canyon Mines
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2321
District: Washiki District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Hardgrave, Les
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1911
Discovery Year: 1911
Discovery Method: Unknown
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 Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2321 OF LIMONITE-STAINED GRANODIORITE AND GOUGE FROM UNMINED PORTION OF MINERALIZED FAULT ZONE CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.3 % MG, 3 % CA, 0.15 % TI, 200 PPM MN, 0.5 % AG, 1000 PPM AS, 300 PPM B, 200 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 7 PPM CO, 100 PPM CR, 20 PPM CU, 7 PPM MO, 15 PPM NI, 20 PPM PB, 7 PPM SC, 200 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 100 PPM ZR, AND 3.1 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Location): WASHOKE CANYON
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS ARE ALONG A NW ZONE OF FAULTING AND IRON-STAINING ABOUT 100 M LONG, 0.5-2 M WIDE. IN THIS ZONE, GRANITIC WALLROCK IS BLEACHED, IRON-STAINED AND CUT BY NARROW SHEARS. ZONE CONTAINS RARE QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL. WALLROCK OUTSIDE THE ZONE IS UNALTERED OR SLIGHTLY CHLORITIZED. A SINGLE INCLINED SHAFT IS ON A VERY SIMILAR ZONE 200 M UP THE CANYON (NE) FROM THE MAIN WORKINGS. THIS ZONE HAS AN ATTITUDE OF N30W, 75 NE. THE SHALLOW NATURE OF THE ORE SUGGESTS THAT SOME FREE-MILLING GOLD WAS FOUND IN THE ZONE.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT, DRIFTS; A NUMBER OF SHALLOW STOPES TO THE SURFACE AND INCLINED SHAFTS. AT LEAST 2 DRILL HOLES (ANGLE HOLES), FOUNDATION TO AN OLD MILL, VERY SMALL TAILINGS PILE AND DUMPS.
Comment (Geology): OXIDIZED AND SULFIDE ORES WITH SILICEOUS GANGUE WERE FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): WORKED IN 1911. DEVELOPED BY A VERTICAL SHAFT 60 FT. DEEP AND 20 FT. OF DRIFTS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 27 JUL 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): USGS, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, 1911.
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.