The Aldrich Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,801 feet.
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Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.58, -117.39750
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Aldrich Mine MRDS details
Primary: Aldrich Mine
Secondary: Iron Hat Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2337
District: Iron Hat District; Aldrich District; Cherry Creek District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1885
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: N Trending Steeply Dipping Fault Zones.
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2337 OF A LARGE PIECE OF LIGHT TAN JASPEROID ON THE DUMP OF THE SE ADIT CONTAINS 0.5 % FE, 0.3 % MG, 0.05 %- CA, 0.2 % TI, 30 PPM MN, 0.7 PPM AG, 150 PPM B, +5000 PPM BA,- 1 PPM BE, 100 PPM CR, 30 PPM CU, 5 PPM NI, 70 PPM PB, 700 PPM- 1 PPM BE, 100 PPM CR, 30 PPM CU, 5 PPM NI, 70 PPM PB, 700 PPM- SR, 50 PPM V, 10 PPM Y, 150 PPM ZR.
Comment (Development): MINED INTERMITTENTLY FROM 1880'S TO 1945. IN 1984, RECENT ROTARY DRILL HOLES NOTED NEAR CANYON MOUTH. DOUBTFUL ANY ORE PRODUCED FROM HERE.
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION WAS REPORTED FROM THE VALMY MINE FROM 341 TONS OF ORE YIELDING $9626. THE VALMY MINE WAS EITHER AT THE ALDRICH MINE LOCATION OR THE SILVER LEAD MINE 1/2 MILE S OF ALDRICH. IN 1910, SEVERAL CAR LOADS OF PB AG ORE AVERAGING $38.90/TON WERE SHIPPED. BEFORE 1936 AND AFTER 1910 1 CAR OF ORE PRODUCED, WORTH $32/TON, 42 OZ AG& REMAINDER IN PB.
Comment (Location): ALONG CHERRY CREEK; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = CHINA MOUNTAIN (1965) 1:24000
Comment (Deposit): NO STRUCTURE OR ORE MINERALS COULD BE OBSERVED AT THE SITE. A DUMP 400 M NNW IS VERY RED WITH GOSSAN. THESE PROPER-TIES APPEAR TO BE VERY SIMILAR TO THOSE NORTH OF CHERRY CREEK -CANYON (LAND ROVER CLAIMS). IT IS DOUBTFUL THAT ANY ORE, ESPEC-IALLY SULFIDE ORE, WAS PRODUCED HERE (SEE JOHNSON, 1977). FRAG-MENTS OF BARITE WERE SEEN IN FLOAT.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT, TUNNELS, DRIFTS. IN 1984, 2 ADITS WITH SMALL, OVERGROWN DUMPS, RECENT ROTARY DRILL HOLES NOTED NEAR CANYON MOUTH; ADITS CAVED
Comment (Deposit): SILVER-LEAD ORE WAS DISCOVERED IN THE DISTRICT IN THE 1880'S AND INTERMITTENTLY MINED TO 1945. THE PROPERTY WAS SURVEYED ALONG CHERRY CREEK IN THE 1920'S AS THE SOLID METAL & FINANCE CLAIMS. THE MINE IS DEVELOPED BY A SHAFT, CROSSCUT TUNNEL, AND DRIFTS TO INTERSECT THE ORE DEPOSIT AT ABOUT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1880'S
Comment (Geology): THE AG-PB ORE OCCURS IN LENTICULAR REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS IN LIMESTONE ALONG A FAULT WHICH DIPS 60-70 DEGREES WEST. THE VOLCANICLASTIC PERMIAN KOIPATO GROUP IS EXPOSED ON THE WEST SIDE, WHILE LIMESTONES AND DOLOMITES OF THE PRIDA, AUGUSTA, AND CANE SPRING FORMATIONS ARE ON THE EAST. VEINS AVERAGE ABOUT 3 FEET IN WIDTH
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM 1C 6902
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 14 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 85-3, 1985
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON M.G. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING CO., N.B.M. BULL 89
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.