Savage Mine

The Savage Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Storey county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,138 feet.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Savage Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Storey

Elevation: 6,138 Feet (1,871 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 39.305, -119.64917

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Savage Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Savage Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Manganese
Tertiary: Iron


Location

State: Nevada
County: Storey
District: Comstock Lode


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Consolidated Gould, Chollar And Savage Mining Co

Owner Name: Consolidated Gould, Chollar And Savage Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1863
Discovery Year: 1859
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: North Trending Anticline; Regional Dips To W Or Nw

Type: L
Description: Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Propylitization, Oxidation, Pyritization


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Stephanite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Polybasite
Gangue: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): VEIN/COMSTOCK FAULT

Comment (Workings): SHAFT, DRIFTS, CROSS CUTS.

Comment (Deposit): A BONANZA STRIKE IN THE COMSTOCK LODE, THE SHALLOW RICH ORE WAS WORKED OUT BY 1886, AND CROSSCUTS AND DRIFTS EXTENDING FROM THE COMBINATION SHAFT AT GREAT DEPTHS FOUND NO NEW ORE LODES. ORIGINALLY STAKED IN 1859 LATER PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE CONSOLIDATED GOULD, CHOLLAR AND SAVAGE MINING CO. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Development): SHALLOW RICH BONANZA ORE WAS WORKED OUT BY 1886. CROSSCUTS AND DRIFTS FAILED TO DISCOVER NEW ORE.

Comment (Location): BETWEEN GOULD & CURRY AND HALE & NORCROSS CLAIMS


References

Reference (Deposit): STODDARD, CARL, AND CARPENTER, J.A., 1950, MINERAL RESOURCES OF STOREY AND LYON COUNTIES, NEVADA NBMG BULL 49

Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H.F., 1959, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WASHOE AND STOREY COUNTIES, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 70

Reference (Deposit): BASTIN, E.S., 1922, BONANZA ORES OF THE COMSTOCK LODE, VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA; USGS. BULL 735-C

Reference (Deposit): W.P.A. STATE WRITER'S PROJECT, 1940-41, INDIVIDUAL HISTORIES OF THE MINES OF THE COMSTOCK UNPUBLISHED OPEN FILE REPORT; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL.

Reference (Production): STODDARD, C. AND CARPENTER. J.A., 1950


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.