The Hard-To-Find Mine is a silver, tungsten, and copper mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Tungsten, Copper
Lat, Long: 39.98944, -118.82194
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Hard-To-Find Mine MRDS details
Primary: Hard-To-Find Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2996
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2996 OF VEIN QUARTZ AND GOSSAN CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.07 % MG, 5 % CA, .007 % TI, 1500 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 30 P-PM B, 20 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 30 PPM CO, +20000 PPM CU, 20 PPM MO- 10 PPM NI, 15 PPM SN, 20 PPM V, 500 PPM ZN.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = DESERT PEAK (1951) 1:625000
Comment (Deposit): SHEAR ZONE CUTS GARNET SKARN. EAST (FOOTWALL) SIDE OF ZONE IS WHITE CRYSTALLINE MARBLE; THE WEST (HANGING WALL) SI-DE OF THE ZONE IS TACTITE. PODS OF MASSIVE WHITE QUARTZ OCCUR -ALONG THE SHEAR ZONE; QUARTZ CONTAINS CLOTS OF RED-BROWN AND C-INNAMON BROWN GOSSAN. SOME QUARTZ ON THE DUMP CONTAINS DISSEMI-NATED PYRITE. THERE ARE PIECES OF GRANODIORITE ON THE DUMP- TH-ERE MAY BE A CONTACT CUT BY UNDERGROUND WORKINGS.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: CU SKARN.
Comment (Workings): MINE IS DEVELOPED BY A SHAFT INCLINED ABOUT 70 DEGREES TO THE NORTHWEST ON A TACTITE ZONE BETWEEN MARBLE AND GRANODIORITE. SHALLOWER SHAFTS LIE TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE MAIN SHAFT. COARSELY CRYSTALLINE MARBLE IS EXPOSED ALONG THE ROAD NORTH OF THE SHAFTS. THE DUMP IS COMPOSED OF TACTITE, MARBLE, BIOTITE, GRANODIORITE, AND SOME APPARENTLY BARREN QUARTZ. CUTS; SOME STOPING
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R.C., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 83.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1985, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION, 4-16-85.
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.