The Nenzel Crown Point Mines is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,900 feet.
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Elevation: 6,900 Feet (2,103 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.28639, -118.14528
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Nenzel Crown Point Mines MRDS details
Primary: Nenzel Crown Point Mines
District: Rochester District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1911
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: Normal Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Development): WORK BEGAN IN 1912. IN JANUARY 1913, NENZEL INCORPORATED THE NENZEL GOWD POINT CO. TO TAKE OVER THE CLAIMS. NO APPARENT ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL VEINS IN THE AREA-I.E. BIG CHIEF, COMPRESSOR, ZERO, AND VEIN NO 10.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY A SHAFT, AN ADIT DRIVEN TO THE SHAFT, AND A CROSSCUT DRIVEN WESTWARD 1200 FT.
Comment (Geology): SEVERAL VEINS IN THE AREA MOST OF THEM INTERSECTED BY THE CROSSCUT. THE MOST IMPORTANT VEINS WERE CALLED THE BIG CHIEF, COMPRESSOR, ZERO, AND VEIN NO. 10, AND NO. 5. THE MORE COMPACT QUARTZ CARRIED SOME ZINCBLENDE & COVELLITE.
Comment (Deposit): LOCATED IN 1911 BY JOSEPH NENZEL. WORK BEGAN ON THE CLAIMS IN 1912. IN JANUARY 1913, NENZEL INCORPORATED THE NENZEL CROWN POINT CO. TO TAKE OVER THE CLAIMS. DEVELOPED BY A SHAFT, AN ADIT DRIVEN TO THE SHAFT. AND A CROSSCUT DRIVEN WESTWARD 1200 FEET. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): KNOPF, A, 1924, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF ROCHESTER DISTRICT, NEVADA; USGS BULL.762
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F. C., 1914, ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA: IN USGS BULL.580
Reference (Deposit): SHAMBERGER, H. A., 1973, ROCHESTER, & HISTORIC MINING CAMPS OF NEVADA, V.4
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION OF THE DISTRICT.
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.