Mushett Lease

The Mushett Lease is a silver, zinc, and gold mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,679 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Mushett Lease  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation: 5,679 Feet (1,731 Meters)

Commodity: Silver, Zinc, Gold

Lat, Long: 37.72167, -117.21972

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Mushett Lease MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mushett Lease
Secondary: Miss Jessie Claim


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Bismuth
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Tellurium


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Goldfield 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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Goldfield Hills


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Epithermal quartz-alunite Au


Orebody

Form: PIPELIKE


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Dacite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: A SAMPLE OF THE SPHALERITE CONTAIN 1.8 OZ AU, 7 OZ AG, 55.6% ZN PER TON.


Materials

Ore: Bismuthinite
Ore: Famatinite
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Production): AMOUNT UNKNOWN

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 430 FT SHAFT.


References

Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, F.L., THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOLDFIELD, NEVADA: USGS PP 66, P. 223-224


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.