The Dean Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,700 feet.
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Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2,347 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.4275, -116.84667
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Dean Mine MRDS details
Primary: Dean Mine
Secondary: Cumberland Mine
District: Lewis District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Roberts Mtns. Thrust At Depth
Description: Laramide Faulting; Dean Mine Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitic, Pyritic, Propylitic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Deposit): THE HISTORY PARALLELS THAT OF THEADJACENT HILLTOP DISTRICT TO WHICH MINES ON SAME VEINS BELONG. DEVELOPED BY NUMEROUS ADITS, SHAFTS AND OTHER WORKINGS SINCE THE 1890'S. LESSEE C.B. LANCASTER WAS MINING ORE HERE IN 1938. 3 VEINS ON THE PROPERTY: MORNING STAR, PITTSBURG, AND CUMBERLAND VEINS PATENTED CLAIM
Comment (Location): ON DEAN CANYON
Comment (Production): $5,000 TO $700,000 IN GOLD AND SILVER.
Comment (Development): HISTORY PARALLELS HILLTOP DISTRICT
Comment (Deposit): THREE VEINS-MORNING STAR, PITTSBURG, AND CUMBERLAND VEINS.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY NUMEROUS ADITS, SHAFTS, AND OTHER WORKINGS SINCE THE 1890'S.
Comment (Geology): AG IS SUBORDINATE TO GOLD
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEV.; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES & GEOL. BULL. 88 PT 2
Reference (Deposit): YANDERBURG, W.O., 1939, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO., NEV.; USBM INFO CIRC. 7043
Reference (Deposit): EMMONS, W.H., A RECONNAISSANCE OF SOME MINING CAMPS IN ELKO, LANDER, AND EUREKA COUNTIES, NEVADA 1910, USGS BULL 408.
Reference (Deposit): GILLULY, J., AND GATES, O, 1965, TECTONIC AND IGNEOUS GEOLOGY OF THE NORTHERN SHOSHONE RANGE, NEVADA: SECTION ON E CON GEOL BY K.B. KETNER; USGS PROF PAPER 465
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.