The Dry Hill No. 5 Claim is a silver and copper mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Copper
Lat, Long: 40.67056, -117.35833
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Dry Hill No. 5 Claim MRDS details
Primary: Dry Hill No. 5 Claim
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2316
District: Iron Hat District; Aldrich District; Cherry Creek District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: Nnw Trending Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Local Silicification Of Wallrock
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2316 OF SELECT HIGH-GRADE COPPER ORE FROM THE DUMP OF THE SOUTH SHAFT CONTAINS 10 % FE, 2 % MG, 1 % CA, 0.0-02 % TI, 300 PPM MN, 200 PPM AG,2000 PPM AS, 100 PPM B, 200 PP-M BA, 1 PPM BE, 20 PPM BI, 500 PPM CO, + 20000 PPM CU, 5 PPM M-0, 100 PPM NI, +10000 PPM SB, 20 PPM SN, 50 PPM V, 10 PPM Y, 5-000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPED BY SHAFTS AND PITS. SHOWS LIMITED PROMISE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): E/2 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 SEC. 9; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = CHERRY CREEK NE (1965) 1:24000
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS AND PITS; 2 SHALLOW INCLINED SHAFTS
Comment (Geology): MALACHITE AND AZURITE OCCUR ALONG A NORTH-TRENDING FAULT IN CHERT & QUARTZITE
Comment (Deposit): COPPER MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN SPOTTY VEIN QUARTZ ALONG A SHEAR ZONE IN LIGHT IAW DOLOMITE. SPOTTY VEIN QUARTZ (V-ITREOUS TO MILKY) WITH GREEN OXIDE COPPER MINERALS, CHALCOCITE-, GOSSAN, AND REMNANTS OF PYRITE AND CHALCOPYRITE OCCUR IN THE- SHEAR ZONE. THE QUARTZ VEIN MATTER IS MAINLY MASSIVE, BUT RAR-ELY CRUSTIFORM OR AS STOCKWORKS IN DOLOMITE. SURFACE OUTCROP O-F THE VEIN WAS APPARENTLY A GOSSAN-RICH QUARTZ-VEIN RIB.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON M.G. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF PERSHING CO., NEV., N.B.M. BULL 89
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY-NORTHERN NEVADA & NORTHWESTERN UTAH-GEOLOGIC SURVEY 1955-61, V.1 SO. PACIFIC CO., SAN FRANCISCO; P. 78
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 26 JUL 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 85-3, 1985
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.