The Blue Dick Antimony Mine is a antimony and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Antimony, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.4125, -116.83667
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Blue Dick Antimony Mine MRDS details
Primary: Blue Dick Antimony Mine
District: Hilltop District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
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
Model Name: Simple Sb (veins, pods, etc)
Description: Roberts Mtns Thrust At Depth
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Comment (Production): $5000 - $100,000 IN SB FROM 60 TONS OF METAL
Comment (Deposit): ABOUT 1900, 1000 TONS ANTIMONY ORE WAS TREATED LOCALLY FOR ITS SILVER. 100 TONS OF SORTED ORE YIELDING 60% ANTIMONY WAS SHIPPED DURING WW I. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF A 140-FT ADIT AND SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF OTHER WORKINGS. IN 1941, 12 TONS SB ORE WERE SHIPPED TO THE METAL RESERVE BOARD STOCKPILE AT BATTLE MOUNTAIN. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Geology): VEIN ASSOCIATED WITH 6 INCH COAL SEAM: BLEBS, CRYSTALS, PORS & VEINLETS OF STIBINTE IN QTZ.
Comment (Deposit): A VEIN IS ASSOCIATED WITH A 6-INCH COAL SEAM WITH BLEBS, CRYSTALS, PODS, AND VEINLETS OF STIBNITE IN QUARTZ
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF A 140-FT ADIT AND SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF OTHER WORKINGS.
Comment (Location): N & S SIDES OF WEST FORK ROCK CREEK
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W. O., 1938, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO., NEV.; USBM INFO. CIRC. 7043
Reference (Deposit): LAWRENCE, E. F., 1963, ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 61.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEV.; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 885
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.