The Grand Central Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.20833, -118.18611
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Grand Central Mine MRDS details
Primary: Grand Central Mine
District: Fairview District
Land ownership: Federal
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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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): COUNTRY ROCK IS A RHYOLITIC FLOW BRECCIA CONTAINING DISSEMINATED PYRITE. THE PRINCIPAL SURFACE SHOWING IS A LEDGE OF SILICIFIED RHYOLITIC BRECCIA AND QUARTZ 100 FEET LONG BY 40 FEET WIDE, STANDING 5 FEET ABOVE THE SURFACE. A STRIP 4 FEET WIDE CONTAINS STREAKS AND DISSEMINATIONS OF DARK SILVER-SULFIDE ORE MINERALS, SUCH AS ARGENTITE AND STEPHANITE. DEVELOPMENT IN 1916 WAS A 50-FOOT SHAFT AND A 40-FOOT CROSSCUT TUNNEL. THE DEPOSIT DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE CONTINUITY, EITHER IN HORIZONTAL EXTENT OR IN DEPTH (SCHRADER, P. 108)
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F C, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA, 1947: NBMG FILE
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.