The Dromedary Hump Mine is a silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.25167, -118.16639
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Dromedary Hump Mine MRDS details
Primary: Dromedary Hump Mine
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: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): THE DROMEDARY HUMP VEIN LIES IN THE NORTHERN PART OF A DACITE INTRUSIVE, ABOUT 7,000 FEET NORTH OF THE NEVADA HILLS MINE. IN PLACES IT IS ABOUT 50 FEET WIDE, AND IT CONSISTS CHIEFLY OF MASSIVE QUARTZ AND SILICIFIED ROCK. IT IS IN PART BRECCIATED AND IN PLACES CRUDELY BANDED AND VUGGY. ORE DEPOSITS OCCUR IN DISCONTINOUS POCKETS AND STREAKS, MOSTLY SMALL. THE DEPOSITS ARE SILVER DEPOSITS, BELIEVED TO BE FORMED BY HOT MINERAL-BEARING MAGNATIC SOLUTIONS. THE SURFICIAL ORE WAS QUITE RICH BUT DIFFICUT TO TREAT.
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F C, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA, 1947, NBMG FILES
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R C, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 83
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.