The Last Chance Mine is a silver, lead, and antimony mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,669 feet.
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Elevation: 4,669 Feet (1,423 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead, Antimony
Lat, Long: 40.36639, -118.38889
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Last Chance Mine MRDS details
Primary: Last Chance Mine
District: Arabia District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
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: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Form: DISCONTINUOUS POCKETS
Description: Faulting In Plane Of The Structures
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Deposit): POST-MINERAL FAULTS HAVE LOCALLY DISPLACED THE MINERALIZATION INTO DISCONTINUOUS PODS THAT PINCH OUT AND WIDEN.
Comment (Geology): POST-OXIDATION DEFORMATION, MOVEMENT IN THE PLANE OF THE VEINS, HAS DISTORTED THE LAST CHANCE VEIN INTO DISCONTINUOUS POCKETS OF ORE ALONG THE WORKINGS.
Comment (Deposit): POST-MINERAL FAULTING HAS LOCALLY DISPLACED THE MINERALIZATION INTO DISCONTINUOUS PODS. PINCHING OUT AND WIDENING OF ORE PODS CAN BE SEEN WELL IN THE LAST CHANE WORKINGS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 89
Reference (Deposit): DECKER, D.J., 1972, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ARABIA DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA M.S. THESIS UNR
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.