The Nevada Group Mine is a lead, silver, and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,381 feet.
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Elevation: 6,381 Feet (1,945 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.55306, -117.12944
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Nevada Group Mine MRDS details
Primary: Nevada Group Mine
Secondary: Nevada Mine
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Nevada Mining Co
Owner Name: Nevada Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1903
Discovery Year: 1898
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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
Form: TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
Description: Golconda Thrust Fault
Description: Virgin Fault And Many Other Complex Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Yes; Type Unspecified
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: 5-17% SI OZ
Analytical Data: 5-29% S
Analytical Data: 20-21% FE
Analytical Data: 16.25% PB
Analytical Data: 14-21 OZ AG/TON
Analytical Data: SULPHIDE ORE, 100 OZ AG PER TON, 44 TONS OF ORE SHIPPED IN 1912 RAN: 0.2-0.5 OZ AU/TON
Analytical Data: CARBONATE ORE-200 OZ AG
Comment (Workings): SHAFT, INCLINED SHAFT, DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, RAISES
Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IS WITHIN A PROMINENT NORTH TRENDING FAULT ZONE ON THE FRINGE OF A COPPER-GOLD ZONE. THE VEIN HAS BEEN TRACED FOR THOUSAND OF FEET ALONG STRIKE. CONSISTS OF 10 CLAIMS DEVELOPED BY A 250 FT-VERTICAL SHAFT PLUS OTHER WORKINGS. MAIN ORE ZONE UNDERGROUND IS 40 FT WIDE AND WAS DEVELOPED FOR 150 FT ALONG STRIKE ON TWO LEVELS IN 1912. EXACT DATE OF DISCOVERY IS NOT KNOWN, BUT THE NEVADA MINING CO. WAS ORGANIZED IN 1898 AND FIRST RECORDED PRODUCTION WAS IN 1902 WHEN 75 TONS OF 38 1/2 OZ. AG WAS SHIPPED. MOST PRODUCTION WAS IN THE 1920'S. LATER SHIPMENTS IN THE 1940'S WERE MAINLY FROM DUMPS. WORKINGS AS OF 1965, CONSISTED OF OVER 3500 FT. OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS CONNECTED BY 200 FT. OF RAISES AND WINZES, AS WELL AS A 250-FT VERTICAL SHAFT AND A 215-FT INCLINED SHAFT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF COPPER CANYON
Comment (Development): 10 CLAIMS. NEVADA MINING CO. ORGANIZED IN 1898. MOST PRODUCTION WAS IN THE 1920'S. DUMPS WORKED IN 1940'S
Comment (Deposit): BRECCIATED SHEAR ZONE, AS WELL AS FAVORABLE REPLACEMENT LITHOLOGIES, CONTROLLED ORE DEPOSITION
Comment (Geology): ABOVE WATER LEVEL, ORE OCCURS IN IRREGULAR REPLACEMENT LENSES CONSISTING OF "ARGENTIFEROUS SAND CERUSSITE CARBONATE", ANGLESITE, AND RESIDUAL GALENA.
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.
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 OF NE CALIFORNIA AND NW NEVADA: USGS BULL 594.
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.