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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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
Primary: Copper Bell Shaft
District: Cuprite District
Land ownership: Federal
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Owner Name: Goldfield-Midway-Bullfrog Mining Co.
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: Cuprite Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Shear Zone (N85e, 60s)
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: THE VEIN IS REPORTED TO HAVE RUN 12% CU, 14 OZ AG, AND $1.20 AU PER TON.
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.
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 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.