The Driscol Property is a silver and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,801 feet.
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Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.57278, -117.12528
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Driscol Property MRDS details
Primary: Driscol Property
Secondary: Harriet Mine
Secondary: Galena High-Line Mine.
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1875
Discovery Year: 1875
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 veins
Description: Thrust Faults
Description: Major Ne-Trending Fault Set; Minor Nw Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Pyritization
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: THE 1936 SHIPMENT AVERAGED 0.045 ZOZ./TON AU AND 216 OZ/TON AG AND 5.08% PB.
Analytical Data: 1935 SHIPMENT AVERAGED 0.10 OZ./TON AU, AND 35 OZ./TON AG, AND 3% PB
Comment (Development): 3 CLAIMS EXTENSIVELY WORKED IN THE 1870'S BY 4 DRIFT TUNNELS THROUGH A 200-FT. VERTICLA RANGE
Comment (Deposit): BRECCIATED FAULT ZONE; MAIN ORE SHOOTS LOCALIZED WHERE THE FAULT CUTS SANDSTONE; BARREN WHERE IT CUTS SHALE
Comment (Workings): DRIFTS
Comment (Location): ON HILLS N. OF DUCK CREEK & GALENASITE
Comment (Production): PRE-1916 PRODUCTION UNKNOWN.
Comment (Deposit): CONSISTS OF 3 CLAIMS LYING BETWEEN THE WHITE AND SHILOH AND THE TRINITY VEINS ON THE HILLS N. OF DUCK CREEK. PROPERTY WAS EXTENSIVELY WORK IN THE LATE 1870'S BY 4 DRIFT TUNNELS THROUGH A 200-FT. VERTICAL RANGE. TOTAL LENGTH OF WORKINGS IS ABOUT 2035 FT. AMOUNT OF PRE-1916 PRODUCTION IS UNKNOWN. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S
Comment (Geology): VEIN RANGES FROM 3 INCHES TO 4 FEET WIDE. 3-4 INCH ORE STREAK (GALENA) FOLLOWS THE HANGING WALL. "ORE WAS SOMEWHAT OXIDIZED TO A MASS OF IRON-STAINED CELLULAR CERUSSITE SURROUNDING UNALTERED GALENA. "ANGLESITE PRESENT. MAIN ORE SHOOTS LOCALIZED WHERE FAULT ZONE CUTS SANDSTONE. ZONE IS BARREN WHERE IT CUTS SHALE.
Reference (Deposit): HILL, J.M., 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN N.E. CALIFORNIA AND N.W. NEVADA: U.S.G.S. BULL 594
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977; GEOLOGY AND MINER DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEVADA: NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 88
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): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965
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.