The Pay Day is a mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.32278, -117.22611
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Pay Day MRDS details
Primary: Pay Day
Secondary: Iron Ore
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limestone Converted To Calc-Silicate Skarn
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Geology): HTE LODE STRIKES NORTHWEST AND DIPS SOUTHWEST WITH LIMESTONE ON THE HANGING WALL AND DIORITE ON THE FOOTWALL. IT HAS A REPORTED LENGTH OF 2,500 FEET AND IS 150 FEET WIDE IN PLACES. IT HAS BEEN OPENED BY THE MEEK, TURPIN, AND EXPLORATION SHAFTS TO DEPTHS OF 70 FEE. PRINCIPAL METAL IS IRON AS MAGNETITE & HEMATITE. THERE IS ALSO SOME UPPER SHOWINGS AND A FAIR TENOR IN GOLD AND SILVER. WHERE THE LIMESTONE WAS NOT REPLACED BY IRON MINERALS IT HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A GARNET, EPIDOTE, QUARTZ, MOMTRONITE SKARN ALONG THE DIORITE CONTACT. (SHCRADER, F.C. 1934).
Comment (Deposit): IGNEOUS CONTACT WITH IRON AS MAGNETITE AND HEMATITE.
Comment (Workings): EXPLORATION SHAFTS
Comment (Development): OPENED BY THE MEEK, TURPIN, AND EXPLORATION SHAFTS TO 70-FT DEPTH.
Reference (Deposit): SCHRDER F.C. (1934) THE MCCOY MINING DISTRICT. LANDER CO. NEV., USGS CIRC 10
Reference (Deposit): MCKEE E.H. & STEWART J. (1968) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE MCKOY QUADRANGLE, USGS OPEN-FILE MAP
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.