Montgomery-Shoshone Mine

The Montgomery-Shoshone Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Nye county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,039 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.

Mine Info

Name: Montgomery-Shoshone Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Nye

Elevation: 4,039 Feet (1,231 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 36.91333, -116.80833

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Montgomery-Shoshone Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Montgomery-Shoshone Mine
Secondary: Shoshone-Polaris Mine
Secondary: Polaris Mine
Secondary: Polaris Vein
Secondary: St. Joe-Bullfrog Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Nye
District: Bullfrog District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Bond Gold Corp.
Home Office: P. O. Box 519 Beatty, Nv 89003


Production

Year: 1911
Time Period: 1905-1911
Material type: ORE AU AG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.52 Opt Au Equivalent Grade.


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1905
Discovery Year: 1904
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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: Epithermal vein, Comstock


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Detachment Faulting.

Type: L
Description: Ore Occurs In Part Along The Ne-Striking Montgomery-Shoshone Fault. This Fault Has An Apparent Normal Displacement Of 3,500 Ft.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Locally Strong Silicification As Quartz Flooding; Some Argillization And Alunite Along Shears.


Rocks

Name: Tuff
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene

Name: Tuff
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AG:AU RATIO IN 1989 APPROX. 8:1.
Analytical Data: HISTORICALLY, AG:AU RATIO WAS 25:1


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Cerargyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Kaolinite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): FIGURES ARE FOR COMBINED MONTGOMERY-SHOSHONE AND BULLFROG PITS-ABOUT A MILE APART.

Comment (Deposit): DURING UNDERGROUND MINING, MOST OF THE ORE PROBABLY CAME FROM ABOVE THE 300 FT LEVEL. THE BEST ORE FROM "GLORY HOLE" AREA, SOME OF WHICH REPORTED TO ASSAY $700/TON.

Comment (Location): NORTH SLOPE OF MONTGOMERY MOUNTAIN. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Commodity): THE RATIO AG:AU IS MUCH HIGHER THAN CHARACTERISTIC FOR BULLFROG DISTRICT ORES

Comment (Development): ACQUIRED BY ST. JOE IN 1982 AND EXPLORATION DRILLING BEGAN IN SEPTEMBER 1983. BY 1985 A MINERAL INVENTORY HAD BEEN DEVELOPED, METALLURGICAL TESTING WAS COMPLETED, AND AN OPEN PIT MINE WAS DESIGNED. ST. JOE PLANNED (2/88) TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION IN JUNE, 1988, WITH PRODUCTION TO BEGIN IN MAY, 1989. IN APRIL 1988, 8 DRILL RIGS WERE ACTIVE ON THE PROPERTY IN PRE-PRODUCTION. EXPLORATION IN THE VICINITY BASED ON THE MONTGOMERY-SHOSHONE MODEL LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF WHAT BECAME KNOWN AS THE BOND GOLD BULLFROG DEPOSIT (RECORD #RE00023). ; ECON.COM: OPEN PIT MINE DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BOND GOLD BULLFROG MINE.

Comment (Workings): HISTORIC WORKINGS CONSIST OF 600 FT. DEEP SHOSHONE SHAFT AND 300 FT. DEEP POLARIS SHAFT WITH 9000 FT. OF WORKINGS. DEVELOPED AS AN OPEN PIT BY BOND GOLD.


References

Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, F.L., ET AL, 1910, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BULLFROG DISTRICT: USGS BULL. 407, P. 104-111.

Reference (Deposit): KRAL, V.E., 1951, MINERAL RESOURCES OF NYE CO.: NBMG BULL. 50, P. 32-34.

Reference (Deposit): BLM, 1988, PUBLIC SCOPING DOCUMENT FOR PROPOSED BULLFROG/MONTGOMERY-SHOSHONE PROJECT.

Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1988, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG, 1988, THE NEVADA MINERAL INDUSTRY 1987, NBMG SPECIAL PUBLICATION MI-1987.

Reference (Deposit): JORGENSEN, D.K., 1987, GEOLOGY OF THE MONTGOMERY-SHOSHONE GOLD DEPOSIT, NYE CO., NV: IN GSN SYMPOSIUM FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK.

Reference (Deposit): JORGENSEN, D.K., ET AL, 1989, GEOLOGY, ALTERATION AND MINERALOGY OF THE BULLFROG DEPOSIT, SOCIETY OF MINING ENGINEERSREPRINT NUMBER 89-135.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG, 1994, MI-1993

Reference (Production): JORGENSEN, D.K., ET AL, 1989, GEOLOGY, ALTERATION AND MINERALOGY OF THE BULLFROG DEPOSIT, SIETY OF MINING ENGINEERS PREPRINT NUMBER 89-135.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): BLM, 1988, PUBLIC SCOPING DOCUMENT FOR PROPOSED BULLFROG/MONTGOMERY-SHOSHONE PROJECT. NBMG MI-1993


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.