The Northern Lights Deposit is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,449 feet.
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Elevation: 5,449 Feet (1,661 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.60667, -117.02694
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Northern Lights Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Northern Lights Deposit
District: Battle Mountain
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Battle Mountain Gold Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin & Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Carbonate-hosted Au-Ag
Description: Dewitt Thrust Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Pyritization, Argillization, Sericitization. See Geology Comments.
Comment (Location): LOCATED APPROX. 4000 FT. SOUTH OF SURPRISE MINE.; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = WINNEMUCCA (1971) 1:250000
Comment (Workings): HISTORIC WORKINGS CONSIST OF SEVERAL SHALLOW PITS, SHORT ADITS, AND OPEN CUTS. THESE WORKINGS ARE, FOR THE MOST PART, NOW CAVED AND INACCESSIBLE.
Comment (Production): PRE-1965 PRODUCTION: SHIPMENTS MADE FROM THIS PROPERTY ARE REPORTED TO HAVE CONTAINED 12%-13% CU, BUT THE TONNAGE IS NOT KNOWN.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): 1988 RESERVES CALCULATED USING A STRIP RATIO OF 2:1.
Comment (Geology): ALTERATION COMMENTS: SILICIFICATION, PYRITIZATION, ARGILLIZATION, SERICITIZATION. AU MINERALIZATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH FINE-GRAINED SILICA (LOCALLY CHALCEDONIC) AND PYRITE REPLACING FORMERLY CALCAREOUS SILTSTONE AND SANDSTONE OF THE HARMONY FORMATION. EXTENSIVE BLEACHING AND ARGILLIZATION ARE BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY THE BREAKDOWN OF PYRITE AND LIBERATION OF SULFUR AS SULFATE TO FORM ACID-LEACH TYPE CONDITIONS. MONZONITE-GRANODIORITE PORPHYRITIC SILLS EXHIBIT STRONG ARGILLIZATION AND, LOCALLY, SERICITIZATION.
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R. J., AND ARNOLD, D. C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA, USGS PROF. PAPER 459-B.
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): SCHMIDT, K. W., WOTRUBA, P. R., AND JOHNSON, S. D., 1988, GOLD-SILVER AND RELATED MINERALIZATION AT COPPER BASIN, NEVADA, IN GOLD DEPOSITS OF NORTH CENTRAL NEVADA, SPECIAL PUBLICATION #8, THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEVADA, RENO.
Reference (Production): PRE-1965 CUMULATIVE PRODUCTION: ROBERTS, R. J., AND ARNOLD, D. C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA, USGS PROF. PAPER 459-B.
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.