The Valley View is a lead, silver, and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Lead, Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.17833, -116.66111
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Valley View MRDS details
Primary: Valley View
District: Cortez District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1908
Discovery Year: 1908
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
Description: Deposit In Lower Plate Of Roberts Mtn. Thrust
Description: Deposit Located Near Crescent Rangefront Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Intrusive Dikes & Sills Now Largely Clay
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Devonian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian
Comment (Development): ACTIVE AROUND 1908.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN OF QUARTZ OCCURS ALONG AND ALTERED PORPHYRY DIKE.
Comment (Workings): A 58 INCLINED SHAFT SUNK 103 FEET WITH A FEW HUNDRED FEET OF WORKINGS ON THE 50 AND 100-FT. LEVELS.
Comment (Geology): A QUARTZ VEIN 1 TO 5 FEET THICK OCCURS ALONG A SOUTHEAST TRENDING ALTERED PORPHYRY DIKE THAT CUTS THE WEINBAN LIMESTONE.
Comment (Deposit): ACTIVE AROUND 1908. AN INCLINED SHAFT AT 58 WAS SUNK 103 FEET ON A QUARTZ VEIN, WITH A FEW HUNDRED FEET OF WORKINGS ON THE 50 AND 100 FOOT LEVELS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Production): GILLULY AND MASURSKY, 1965.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO., N.B.M. BULL 8
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.