The Modoc No 6 is a tin mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.96333, -116.89611
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Modoc No 6 MRDS details
Primary: Modoc No 6
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1914
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
Model Name: Rhyolite-hosted Sn
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: The Tin-Bearing Belt Is Marked By Red-Stained Or Bleached Silicitied Rhyolite.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Comment (Deposit): TIN WAS DISCOVERED IN 1914 DEVELOPEMENT CONSIST OF A 50 FOOT DEEP INCLINED SHAFT. THIS SHAFT FOLLOWS THE DIP OF FOUR NEARLY PARALLEL VEINLETS. SEE FRIES (1944) FOR GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PROSPECT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Development): TIN DISCOVERED IN 1914; INCLINED SHAFT SUNK 50 FEET
Comment (Deposit): 4 NEARLY PARALLEL VEINLETS; CASSITERITE-BEARING QUARTZ VEINLETS, LENSES, AND FRACTURE COATINGS
Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT
Comment (Geology): THE TIN DEPOSITS CONSIST OF CASSITERITE BEARING QUARTZ VEINLETS, LENSES AND FRACTURE COATINGS IN RHYOLITE ALONG AN EAST TRENDING BELT ABOUT 2 MILES LONG AND 1/2 MILE WIDE. THE WALL ROCKS ARE UNALTERRED, AND THERE IS LITTLE BRECCIATION AS THE FRACTURES ARE DISCONTINUOUS AND UNDERWENT INSIGNIFICANT MOVEMENT. THE VEINLETS HAVE AN OPEN TEXTURE AND APPEAR AS INCRUSTATIONS OF THE WALLS OF CROSS AND PARALLEL FISSURES. THE INCRUSTATIONS ARE LARGELY SPECULARITE AND CASSITERITE
Reference (Deposit): STAGER H. K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBERG W. O. (1939) RECON OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO. NEV, USBM 1.C 7043
Reference (Deposit): FRIES C. (1941) TIN DEPOSITS OF NORTHERN LANDER CO. NEV., USGS BULL 931-C
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.