The Phoenix is a silver, lead, and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Lead, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.30806, -116.69417
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Phoenix MRDS details
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: Stock Intrudes The Roberts Mtn Thrust Plates
Description: Rhyolite Porphyry Dikes Trend Predominantly West
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: The Granitic Rock Has Been Strongly Sericitized
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION CONTAINED SOME COPPER AND ZINC, TOO.
Comment (Deposit): BANDED FISSURE FILLINGS OF QUARTZ WITH SULFIDES
Comment (Workings): 250-FT 2-COMPARTMENT SHAFT, ADIT AT 100-FT LEVEL AND A 160-FT LEVEL
Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSITS ARE BANDED FISSURE FILLINGS. THE THREE VEINS ARE FROM 4 TO 18 INCHES WIDE AND ALL STRIKE WESTWARD. THE SULFIDE ORE, 100 FEET IN DEPTH IS COMPOSED OF QUARTZ PYRITE, ARSENOPYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, GALENA, SPHALERITE. POST ORE MOVEMENT ALONG THE FISSURE CONTAINING THE VEINS HAS CRUSHED AND DECOMPOSED THE VEIN & WALLROCK INTO TWO FOOT WIDE ZONES OF SERICITIZED COUNTRY ROCK AND BROKEN MASSES OF QUARTZ AND ORE (EMMONS 1910).
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A TWO COMPARTMENT SHAFT 250 FEET DEEP. AN ADIT DRIVEN NORTHWARD INTERSECTS THE SHAFT AT THE 100 LEVEL, AND A SECOND LEVEL AT 160 FEET DOWN. SEE HUMPHREY (1945) FOR GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE FOUR CLAIMS
Reference (Deposit): HUMPHREY, F. L. (1945) REPORT ON THE PHOENIX MINE, LANDER CO. NEV., N. B. M. DISTRICT FILE 151, ITEM3
Reference (Deposit): WRUCKE, C. T. (1974) GEOLO GIC MAP OF THE TENABO AREA, LANDER CO NEV, USGS MAP MF-647
Reference (Production): EMMONS, W. H. (1910)
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K. (1977) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 67, REFERENCE NO. 3201500162
Reference (Deposit): EMMONS, W. H. (1910) RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN ELKO, LANDER, & EUREKA COS. USGS BULL 408
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.