The Black Nugget is a tin mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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.
Lat, Long: 40.96528, -116.88389
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Black Nugget MRDS details
Primary: Black Nugget
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: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Rhyolite-hosted Sn
Form: TABULAR, LENSES
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Comment (Workings): SHORT ADIT, SEVERAL PITS
Comment (Location): 1:24000 QUADRANGLE MAP IS A 1965 EDITION
Comment (Deposit): CASSITERITE-BEARING QUARTZ VEINLETS, LENSES AND FRACTURE COATINGS ON RHYOLITE
Comment (Geology): THE TIN DEPOSITS CONSIST OF CASSITERITE BEARING QUARTZ VEINLETS, LENSES, AND FRACTURE COATINGS IN RHYOLITE ALONG AN E TRENDING BELT 2 MILES LONG & 1/2 MILE WIDE. THE VEINLETS RANGE FROM LESS THAN 1 INCH TO 18" WIDE AND ARE ERRATIE IN STRIKE & DIP. THE WALLROCK IS UNALTERRED, AND THE FRACTURES DISCONTINUOUS. THE VEINLETS HAVE AN OPEN TEXTURE AND APPEAR AS INCRUSTATIONS OF THE WALLS OF CROSS AND PARALLEL FISSURES.
Comment (Deposit): IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE DISTRICT, THE ONLY WORKINGS ARE SEVERAL PITS AND A SHORT ADIT.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O. (1939) RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LAVADER CO. NEV., N.B.B.M. I.C. 7043
Reference (Deposit): FRIES C. (1941) TIN DEPOSITS OF NORTHERN LANDER CO., NEV., USGS BULL 931-L
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.