The Bryan Mine is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.56222, -117.11917
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Bryan Mine MRDS details
Primary: Bryan Mine
Secondary: El Dorado
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Discovery Year: 1880
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
Description: Scott Canyon And Dewitt Thrust Faults
Description: Ne-And Nw-Trending Faults. Plumas Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: ORE AVERAGED $12/TON IN GOLD IN 1880'S 151 SAMPLES AVERAGED $4.39 IN AU & AG IN OXIDIZED ZONE AND $1.30/TON IN SULFIDE ZONE
Comment (Location): 3/4 MILE SE OF GALENA TOWNSITE
Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION IS UNKNOWN, BUT AT LEAST 75.7 OZ. AU AND 262 OZ AG. WERE PRODUCED.
Comment (Development): ORE WAS MILLED IN AN AMALGAMATION PLANT ON DUCK CREEK IN 1880'S; IT HAD BEEN REMOVED BY 1912
Comment (Workings): TUNNELS, SHAFTS
Comment (Geology): FRACTURE ZONE RANGES FROM A FEW INCHES TO 10 FEET WIDE
Comment (Deposit): THE BRYAN VEIN WAS DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL TUNNELS AND A SHAFT ON BOTH SIDES OF A SOUTH BRANCH OF DUCK CREEK. ORE WAS MILLED (IN 19880'S) IN A 10-STAMP AMALGAMATING PLANT ON DUCK CREEK, 1/2 MILE NE OF THE SHAFT. THIS MILL HAD BEEN REMOVED PRIOR TO 1912.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
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 (Production): STEWART, MC KEE & STAGER, 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.