The Electric Mine is a antimony, silver, and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,649 feet.
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Elevation: 4,649 Feet (1,417 Meters)
Commodity: Antimony, Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.36361, -118.39278
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Electric Mine MRDS details
Primary: Electric Mine
District: Arabia District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past 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: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Flat-Lying Normal Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: AVERAGE-17% SB, 25% PB, 0.1 OZ/TON AU
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF NUMEROUS VEINS SLIGHTLY ARCUATE, AND OFFSET BY CROSS FAULTS. VEINS VARY IN THICKNESS FROM LESS THAN AN INCH TO OVER 6 FT. ON THE UPPER LEVELS THE VEINS LIE IN GRANODIORITE; ON LOWER LEVELS THEY ENTER HORNFELS. IN THE HORNFELS THE VEINS PINCH OUT.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: POLYMETALLIC VEINS.
Comment (Workings): THE MINE IS DEVELOPED BY NUMEROUS SHAFTS, ADITS, TRENCHES, AND OPEN PITS.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.COM: HORN FELS UNFAVORABLE FOR VEIN FORMATION
Comment (Deposit): SHIPMENTS OF ORE WERE MADE IN 1929-30 AND 1944. THE MINE IS DEVELOPED BY NUMEROUS SHAFTS, ADITS, TRENCHES, AND OPEN PITS. THESE COVER NUMEROUS VEINS, SLIGHTLY ARCUATE, AND OFFT A FEW FEET IN SEVERAL PLACES BY CROSS FAULTS. VEINS VARY IN THICKNESS FROM LESS THAN AN INCH TO OVER 6 FEET. ON UPPER LEVELS VEINS LIE IN GRANODIORITE AND ENTERS HORNFELS IN THE LOWER PART OF THE MINE AND ABRUPTLY NARROWS DOWN AND ALMOST PINCH OUT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): DECKER, D.J, 1972, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ARABIA DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA M.S. THESIS UNR
Reference (Deposit): KNOP F.A., 1918, ANTIMONIAL SILVER-LEAD VEINS OF THE ARABIA DISTRICT, NEVADA: USGS BULL 660
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, MLGL, 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG 89
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.