The Jamesonite Prospect is a copper, silver, and gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,677 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 6,677 Feet (2,035 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.26, -118.14917
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Jamesonite Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Jamesonite Prospect
District: Rochester District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: 0.12 OZ. AU/TON
Analytical Data: 6.34% CU, 0.6-17.1 OZ. AG
Comment (Development): APPARENTLY INACTIVE IN 1984
Comment (Geology): A COPPER-BEARING VEIN OCCURS AT THE SHAFT ABOVE THE JAMESONITE-QUART VEINS AND CONSISTS OF QUARTZ, SLIGHTLY TOURMALINIFEROUS, CHALCOPYRITE NOW OXIDIZED TO CHALCOCITE, CHRYSOCOLLA, & MALACHITE.
Comment (Deposit): JAMESMITE-QUARTZ VEIN OCCURS IN A NARROW FISSURE VEIN IN LEVCOGRANITE NEAR A CONTACT WITH THE OVERLYING WEAVER RHYOLITE
Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF WOODY CANYON ON NORTH SIDE
Comment (Deposit): PROSPECT CONSISTS OF SEVERAL ADITS AND ONE SHAFT AT SLIGHTLY HIGHER ELEVATION. JAMESONITE-QUARTZ VEIN WITH SPHALERITE, PYRITE AND GALENA OCCUR IN A NARROW FISSURE VEIN IN LEUCOGRANITE NEAR A CONTACT WITH THE OVERLYING WEAVER RHYOLITE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS AND ONE SHAFT AT SLIGHTLY HIGHER ELEVATION.
Reference (Deposit): KNOPF, A. 1924, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS ROCHESTER DISTRICT, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 762
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; PH.D. THESIS STANFORD UNIV.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 25 SEP 84, NBMG DISTRICT EXAMINATION
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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.