The Nevada Wonder Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.44944, -118.05111
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Nevada Wonder Mine MRDS details
Primary: Nevada Wonder Mine
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To 1300-Ft Level
Analytical Data: OXIDIZED ZONE TO 1300 FT.
Comment (Workings): THIS MINE WAS DEVELOPED TO A DEPTH OF MORE THAN 2,000 FEET AND TOTAL UNDERGROUND WORKINGS EXCEED 12 MILES IN LENGTH. THE WORKINGS EXPLORE THE NEVADA WONDER VEIN, WHICH LIES PARTLY ON THE CONTACT BETWEEN RHYOLITE AND INTRUSIVE DACITE, AND PARTLY WITHIN RHYOLITE. THE VEIN CONSISTS OF QUARTZ MUDELY BANDED WITH FELDSPAR AND IS LIMONITE-STAINED. THE SILVER GOLD ORE OCCURS CHIEFLY IN THE QUARTZ-ADULARIA GANGUE.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R.C., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA, NBMG BULL 83.
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA, 1947, NBMG FILES
Reference (Deposit): SCHILLING; 1962 B; MOLYBDENUM IN NEVADA; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT 2
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG; 1940; MINING DISTRICTS IN CHURCHILL CO.; US BUREAU OF MINES REPT. INV.; 7093
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.