Copper Bell Shaft

The Copper Bell Shaft is a copper and silver mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,121 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Copper Bell Shaft  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation: 5,121 Feet (1,561 Meters)

Commodity: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.51222, -117.22083

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Copper Bell Shaft MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Bell Shaft


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Cuprite District


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Goldfield-Midway-Bullfrog Mining Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Cuprite Hills


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Shear Zone (N85e, 60s)


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: THE VEIN IS REPORTED TO HAVE RUN 12% CU, 14 OZ AG, AND $1.20 AU PER TON.


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Chalcedony
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): THE COPPER BELL SHAFT IS 85 FEET DEEP.

Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN AT ONE POINT IS CAP BY 9 FEET OF SPONGY LIMONITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): BALL, S.H., 1906, NOTES ON THE ORE DEPOSITS OF SOUTHWESTERN NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA, IN EMMONS, S.F. AND ECKEL, E.C., ED., CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, 1905: USGS BULL. 285, P. 59-60.

Reference (Deposit): BALL, S.H., 1907, A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE IN SOUTHWESTERN NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA: USGS BULL. 308, P. 69.


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.