The Rex Mines is a silver and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 feet.
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Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.17833, -117.46500
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Rex Mines MRDS details
Primary: Rex Mines
Secondary: Jersey Valley-Rex Group
Secondary: Rx Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2904
District: Jersey Valley District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Belanstegui, Bida
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
Discovery Year: 1873
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Fault Block
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Permian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2904 OF SELECT VEIN MATTER (GOSSAN PLUS QUARTZ) CONTAINS 7% FE, 0.1 % MG, 0.5 % CA, 0.015 % TI, 5000 PPM MN-,500 PPM AG, 10000 PPM AS, 0.6 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS), 100 PP-M B, +5000 PPM BA, 100 PPM BI, +500 PPM CD, 20 PPM CO, 15 PPM -CR, 2000 PPM CU, 7 PPM NI, +20000 PPM PB, 1000 PPM SB, 500 PPM- SR, 10 PPM V, +10000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSITS ARE CONFINED TO THE HIGHLY ALTERED DIORITE WHICH INTRUDES THE HAVALLAH FM.
Comment (Deposit): THE GROUP OF MINES WERE LOCATED IN 1873 & WORKED INTERMITTENTLY UNTIL 1945. THE JERSEY VALLEY MINE PRODUCED CONSIDERABLE SHIPPING ORE FROM 1880 TO 1910. SMALL SHIPMENTS FROM REX GROUP OF CLAIMS AND JERSEY VALLEY MINE MADE FROM 1921 TO 1929. MINES WERE DEVELOPED BY SHAFTS, ADITS, AND TUNNELS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS, ADITS, TUNNELS. MODERATE-SIZED DUMPS
Comment (Commodity): OTHER ORE MINERALS NOT GIVEN IN THE LITERATURE
Comment (Location): W FLANK OF FISH CREEK MTNS.
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): THE MOST EXTENSIVE WORKINGS ARE ALONG A N10W, 60SW VEIN WHICH CUTS LIGHT GREY CHERT AND OLIVE SILTSTONE STRIKING N-20W, DIPPING ABOUT 90. THE MINERALIZED FAULT ZONE CONSISTS OF -PATCHY FINE-GRAINED QUARTZ AND OCHEROUS LIMONITE GOSSAN. MALAC-HITE AND OXIDE ARSENIC? MINERALS WERE NOTED. MINERALIZED ZONE -WAS STOPED OVER A WIDTH OF 50 CM OR MORE NEAR THE SURFACE.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, 1977.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM 1C 6902
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 1 OCT 84, NBMG FIED 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.