The American Basin Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,402 feet.
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Elevation: 7,402 Feet (2,256 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.5325, -118.15167
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American Basin Mine MRDS details
Primary: American Basin Mine
District: Star District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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
Description: Fracture Zone
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicified, Sericitized, Pyritized
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): A MINERALIZED ZONE IN THE LOWER 150 FT OF THE PRIDA FORMATION. DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF VEINS ALONG FAULT FISSURES OF SMALL DISPLACEMENT, CONNECTED WITH STOCKWORKS IN CERTAIN BEDS. FROM THE PORTAL OF THE ADIT A 4 TO 12 INCH FISSURE VEIN FOLLOWS ALONG A FAULT FISSURE IN SANDSTONE. AT 160 FT IT INTERSECTS THE OVERLYING SILTY LIMESTONE AND ABRUPTLY CHANGES TO A STOCKWORK. IN AN INCLINED STOPE WEST OF THIS POINT, VEIN MATERIAL IS CONFINED TO A SINGLE BED OF SILTY LIMESTONE FORMING A TYPICAL BED VIN.
Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF VEINS ALONG FAULT FISSURES OF SMALL DISPLACEMENT, CONNECTED WITH STOCK-WORKS IN CERTAIN BEDS. FROM PORTAL OF ADIT A 4 TO 12 INCH FISSURE VEIN FOLLOWS ALONG A FAULT FISSURE IN SANDSTONE, AT 160 FEET IT INTERSECTS THE OVERLYING SILTY LIMESTONE AND ABRUPTLY CHANGES TO A STOCKWORK. IN AN INCLINED STOPE WEST OF THIS POINT VEIN MATERIAL IS CONFINED TO A SINGLE BED OF SILTY LIMESTONE FORMING A TYPICAL BED VEIN.
Comment (Deposit): A MINERALIZED ZONE ON THE LOWER 150 FEET OF PRIDA FORMATION IS EXPOSED BY A SERIES OF TRENCHES AND ADITS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM APPROXIMATE
Comment (Workings): A SERIES OF TRENCHES AND ADITS
Reference (Deposit): CAMERON, 1939, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE NE HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA; GSA BULL. 50 NO. 4, P 603-604
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.