The Avalanche Prospect is a silver and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,299 feet.
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Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.56083, -117.12944
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Avalanche Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Avalanche Prospect
Secondary: Blossom Mine
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: French Co., (1880'S)
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
Discovery Year: 1869
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
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: Polymetallic replacement
Description: Major Thrust Faults
Description: Numerous N-Trending Faults; Virgin Fault Zone
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Geology): VEIN IS BARREN FRACTURE IN-FILLED WITH CRUSHED CALCAREOUS SANDSTONE AND QUARTZITE. OREBODIES REPLACED LIMEY BEDS ALONG SHEARED ZONES. FAULTS CONTAIN MASSIVE LIMONITE AND HEMATITE IN PLACES; ALSO VEINLETS OF PARTIALLY OXIDIZED GALENA AND IRON OXIDES.
Comment (Deposit): FIRST CLAIM HERE WAS RECORDED IN 1869. THIS WAS AMONG THE CLAIMS ACQUIRED BY THE FRENCH CO. IN THE EARLY 1880'S IN THE GALENA AREA. PRODUCTION FROM CLAIMS AS A WHOLE WAS GOOD FROM EARLY 1880'S TO 1885, BUT NO INDIVIDUAL FIGURES ARE RECORDED. WORKINGS CONSISTED OF AN 800-FT. DRIFT TO A RAISE, FOLLOWING THE S. EXTENSION OF THE WHITE AND SHILOH VEIN, WHICH IS APPARENTLY BARREN HERE. PRODUCTION, IF ANY, WAS NO DOUBT VERY SMALL ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): E SIDE OF S FORK AT HEAD OF DUCK CREEK
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION WAS FROM ABOUT 1000 TONS ORE MINED PRIOR TO 1912, MOSTLY MINED IN THE 1880'S.
Comment (Deposit): OREBODIES REPLACED LIMEY BEDS ALONG SHEAR ZONES.
Comment (Workings): DRIFT, RAISE
Reference (Deposit): HILL, J. M., 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CALIFORNIA AND NW NEVADA: U.S.G.S. BULL. 594
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R. J. AND ARNOLD, D. C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J. H., MC KEE, E. H. AND STAGER, H. K., GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NEV. BUREAU OF MINES. BULL 88
Reference (Production): STEWART, J. H., MC KEE, E. H., AND STAGER, H. K., 1977
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.