The Sioux Claims is a silver and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,591 feet.
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Elevation: 5,591 Feet (1,704 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.55556, -117.10167
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Sioux Claims MRDS details
Primary: Sioux Claims
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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 And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Valmy And Dewitt Thrust Faults
Description: Nw-Trending Faults; Butte Fault
Comment (Location): ON S. SIDE GALENA CANYON 1 1/2 MILES E. OF GALENA
Comment (Development): 3 CLAIMS
Comment (Deposit): VEIN, SHEAR ZONE CONTAINING IRREGULAR MASSES OF SULFIDES
Comment (Workings): 2 TUNNELS, SHAFTS, OPEN CUTS
Comment (Geology): VEIN IS 4 TO 6 FEET WIDE IN CRUSHED BLACK SHALE CONTAINING STRINGERS OF QUARTZ CARRYING PYRITE. CRUSHED ZONE ALSO CONTAINS IRREGULAR MASSES OF SULPHIDES.
Comment (Deposit): THREE CLAIMS DEVELOPED BY 2 TUNNELS, 120 AND 200 FT LONG, ON THE VEIN, AND SOME OPEN CUTS AND SHAFTS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): HILL, J.M., SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CALIFORNIA AND NW NEVADA: U.S.G.S. BULL 594
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. 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.