The Violet Claim is a molybdenum, gold, and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Molybdenum, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.30472, -116.68472
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Violet Claim MRDS details
Primary: Violet Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1910
Discovery Year: 1910
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 Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn Thrust
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Country Rocks Pyrometa Somatized To Horntels And Calc-Silicate Skarn, Adjacent To Tenabo Stock.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Comment (Deposit): SEAMS OF MOLYBDENITE ALONG JOINT PLANES
Comment (Geology): THE SILICEOUS COUNTRY ROCKS CONTAIN SMALL SEAMS OF MOLYBDENITE ALONG JOINT PLANES (EMMONS 1910)
Comment (Deposit): THE ORIGINAL WORKINGS COMPLETED IN THE EARLY 1900'S CONSIST OF A 250 FOOT DEEP SHAFT AND SUBSIDARY DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT, DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS
Comment (Development): ORIGINAL WORKINGS IN THE EARLY 1900'S CONSISTED OF A 250-FT SHAFT, AND SUBSIDIARY DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS. NO. 70., REFERENCE NO. 3201500163
Reference (Deposit): EMMONS W.H. (1910) RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN ELKO, LANDER, & EUREKA COS., USGS BULL 408
Reference (Deposit): WRUCKE C.T. (1974) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE TENABO AREA, LANDER CO NEV. USGS MAP-647
Reference (Production): STAGER, H.K., 1977
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.