The Mayflower is a tin mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.96556, -116.86028
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Mayflower MRDS details
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
Form: TABULAR, LENSES
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: The Tin-Bearing Belt Is Marked By Red-Staining Or Bleached Silicitied Rhyolite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Comment (Deposit): TIN WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN 1914, WORK WAS DONE IN THE DISTRICT FROM 1928 TO 1938 AND AGAIN IN 1952. EXPLORATION ON THE PROPERTY CONSISTS OF A 50 FOOT SHAFT. SMALL GRAB SAMPLES TAKEN BY FRIES IN 1941 ACROSS THE NORTH & EAST WALLS OF THE SHAFT SHOWED .01% SN AND .005% SN RESPECTIVELY. SEE FRIES (1941 P. 291) FOR GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PROSPECT.
Comment (Development): TIN DISCOVERED IN 1914. THE DISTRICT WAS WORKED, 1928-1938 AND AGAIN IN 1952 MAPPED AND SAMPLED IN 1941.
Comment (Deposit): CASSITERITE-BEARING QUARTZ VEINLETS, LENSES, AND FRACTURE COATINGS IN RHYOLITE
Comment (Workings): SHAFT
Comment (Geology): STAGER, H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBERG W.O. (1939) RECONNAISSANE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO NEV., USBM I.C. 7043
Reference (Deposit): FRIES, C. (1941) TIN DEPOSITS OF NORTHERN LANDER CO. NEVADA., 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.