The Nevada Crown Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.1575, -118.19250
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Nevada Crown Mine MRDS details
Primary: Nevada Crown Mine
Secondary: Gold Crown
Secondary: Port and Sampson
District: Fairview District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization; Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): COUNTRY ROCK IS CHLORITIZED AND SILICIFIED ANDESITC. THE ZONE OF MINERALIZATION RUNS NORTH-SOUTH AND IS PROBABLY THE SAME ZONE AS AT THE NEVADA FAIRVIEW MINE. MANY ENCOURAGING PROSPECTS ARE SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND ON THE PROPERTY, MOST OF THEM RUNNING HIGH IN SILVER AND GOLD AND CONTAINING MUCH FREE GOLD. THE MAIN DEVELOPMENT IS A 600-FT TUNNEL RUNNING N 35 DEG E AND A 250-FT SHAFT. SINCE PRE-TERTIARY SCHIST CROPS OUT NEAR THE MINE THE HOST ANDESITE IS CONCLUDED TO BE THIN. THERE MAY, HOWEVER BE ORE DEPOSITS IN THE PRE-TERTIARY ROCKS
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F C, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA, 1947; NBMG FILES
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.