The Bimetal Group is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.14083, -118.58417
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Bimetal Group MRDS details
Primary: Bimetal Group
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE FROM THE PROSPECT CONTAIN 112 PPM AU, AT ONE SITE AND 6 PPM AU AT 7 OTHER SITES.
Comment (Workings): THIS GROUP IS ON QUARTZ VEINS IN GRANODIORITE; THE QUARTZ VEINS GENERALLY PARALLEL A PROMINENT SET OF APLITE DIKES. THE NORTHERNMOST PROSPECT IN THE GROUP IS OPENED BY TWO SHALLOW INCLINED SHAFTS AND A SHALLOW BULLDOZER TRENCH THAT EXPOSE A QUARTZ VEIN ABOUT 4 INCHES TO 1 FOOT THICK. THE SOUTHERN WORKINGS CONSIST OF TWO INCLINED SHAFTS AND SEVERAL SHALLOW PITS. THE WORKINGS EXPLORE A QUARTZ VEIN THAT STRIKES ABOUT N 70 DEG W AND DIPS ABOUT 40 DEG NE. THE VEIN IS A COMPOSITE VEIN MADE UP OF SEVERAL QUARTZ VEINS 1 TO 3 INCHES THICK. SAMPLES FROM THE PROSPECTS CONTAIN 112 PPM GOLD AT ONE SITE AND LESS THAN 6 PPM GOLD AT 7 OTHERS; ALL SAMPLES CONTAINED LESS THAN 30 PPM SILVER.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, RC, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 8
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.