Iron Canyon Mine

The Iron Canyon Mine is a lead, silver, and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,801 feet.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Iron Canyon Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)

Commodity: Lead, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.54611, -117.10722

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Iron Canyon Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Iron Canyon Mine
Secondary: San Miguel Mine
Secondary: Compromise
Secondary: Planet


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Arsenic
Secondary: Antimony


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Battle Mountain District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1908
Discovery Year: 1908
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Orebody

Form: TABULAR TO IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Dewitt Thrust Fault

Type: L
Description: Wing Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillic


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.55 TO 5.7 OZ/TON AG. SULFIDE ORE RAN LESS THAN 0.15 OZ/TON AU.
Analytical Data: 0.25 TO 1.8 OZ/TON AU
Analytical Data: SB UP TO 0.4%
Analytical Data: TR. TO 3.3% AS
Analytical Data: LESS THAN 0.2% CU
Analytical Data: LESS THAN 1%ZN
Analytical Data: EARLY OXIDE ORE YIELDED 2 OZ AU/TON OXIDE ORE SINCE 1939 HAS YIELDED LESS THAN 1% PB


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Calamine
Ore: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Iron
Gangue: Gypsum
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): 1 1/7 MILES UP IRON CANYON FROM MOUTH.

Comment (Development): 9 CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): THE MINE HAS BEEN INTERMITTENTLY PRODUCTIVE SINCE 1908. THE GROUP CONSISTS OF NINE CLAIMS WITH MAIN WORKINGS ON THE IRON CANYON, COMPROMISE AND PLANET CLAIMS. ADDITIONAL WORKINGS ARE ON THE CAVE ADIT, G & C, NORTH WEDGE CLAIMS EARLY ORE SHIPMENT WERE HIGH IN GOLD, WITH LATER ORE RICH IN AG AND PB.


References

Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J., 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 Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.