The Humbug-Lucky Chance Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.56028, -117.12111
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Humbug-Lucky Chance Mine MRDS details
Primary: Humbug-Lucky Chance Mine
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: 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
Form: TABULAR, VEIN
Description: Dewitt Thrust Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritization, Argillization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SILVER WAS ERRATIC, UP TO 9 OZ/TON.
Analytical Data: AU RANGED FROM 0.10 TO 2 OZ./TON
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1870'S
Comment (Geology): PRINCIPAL STOPES WERE IN OXIDIZED ZONE AND RANGED FROM 2 TO 4 FT WIDE.
Comment (Location): 3/4 MILE SE OF TOWNSITE OF GALENA
Comment (Development): INTERMITTENTLY PRODUCTIVE SINCE 1870'S BUT THE ONLY PRODUCTION RECORDS ARE SINCE 1921
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT, SHAFT, LEVEL WORKINGS
Comment (Deposit): HUMBUG-LUCKY CHANCE MINE HAS BEEN INTERMITTENTLY PRODUCTIVE SINCE THE 1870'S, BUT PRODUCTION IS RECORDED ONLY SINCE 1921. WORKINGS IN 1955 CONSISTED OF AN OPEN CUT AND 700 FT. OF LEVEL WORKINGS AS WELL AS A 150-FT. SHAFT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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.