The Galena Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 131 feet.
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Elevation: 131 Feet (40 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.56583, -117.12833
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Galena Mine MRDS details
Primary: Galena Mine
District: Battle Mountain
Owner Name: The French Co.,
Years: 1912 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
Discovery Year: 1980
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: Major Thrust Faults
Description: Nw-Trending Faults
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Location): NEAR GALENA TOWNSITE
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FROM ALL THE FRENCH'S CO'S HOLDINGS WAS $4 TO $6 MILLION IN SILVER AND GOLD WITH LEAD, ZINC, AND COPPER, FOR THE WHOLE AREA.
Comment (Development): IN 1912, GALENA PROPERTY CONSISTED OF 22 CLAIMS AND 3 MILL SITES, ACQUIRED BY THE FRENCH CO. IN THE EARLY 1880'S AND MINED FOR 5 YEARS. IDLE FROM 1885 TILL AFTER 1912.
Comment (Deposit): IN 1912, THE GALENA PROPERTY CONSISTED OF 22 CLAIMS AND 3 MILL SITES, ACQUIRED BY THE FRENCH CO., IN THE EARLY 1980'S, AND MINED FOR FIVE YEARS THEREAFTER. THE MINES WERE IDLE FROM 1885 TO AT LEAST 1912, BUT PRODUCTION WAS ESTIMATED AT $4 TO $6 MILLION IN SILVER AND GOLD, FROM THE COMPANY'S HOLDINGS IN THE AREA. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MC KEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 88
Reference (Deposit): HILL, J.M., 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CALIFORNIA AND NW NEVADA; U.S.G.S. BULL 594.
Reference (Production): STEWART, J.H.; MCKEE, 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.