The Spring Prospect is a copper and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.29806, -118.12028
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Spring Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Spring Prospect
District: Spring Valley District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: 0.010 OZ AU/TON
Analytical Data: 0.5-2.6 OZ AG
Analytical Data: CHIPS:0.20-1.62%CU
Comment (Development): NO APPARENT ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF TWO SEPARATE QUARTZ VEINS WHOSE THICKNESS VARIES GREATLY. THEY ARE SHARPLY BOUNDED.
Comment (Workings): A CAT CUT AND A 10-METER ADIT.
Comment (Geology): THICKNESSES OF VEINS VARY GREATLY AND ARE SHARPLY BOUNDED. OTHER CHALCOPYRITE-QUARTZ CALCITE VEINS (OF MINOR EXTENT) WHEN INCLUDED WITH THE SPRING PROSPECT, DEFINE A NORTHWEST-TRENDING LINEATION.
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF TWO SEPARATE QUARTZ VEINS, UPHILL VEIN IS EXPOSED BY CAT CUT, LOWER VEIN EXPOSED BY A 10 METER ADIT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM & SHARP, 1957, GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF T28N, R33&34E, MT. DIABLO BASE & MERIDIAN, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA, SOUTHERN PACIFIC LAND CO. REPORT, SAN FRANCISCO
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY & SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; PH.D THESIS STANFORD UNIV.
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.