The Raleigh is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.31444, -116.69806
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Raleigh MRDS details
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1920
Discovery Year: 1920
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: The Fountry Rocks Have Been Argillized While Closer To The Granodiorite Stock They Have Been Pyrometasomatized.
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION INCLUDED SOME COPPER, AS WELL.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT, INCLINED SHAFT, DRIFT, STOPE, WINZE
Comment (Geology): AT THE SOUTH END OF THE PROPERTY THERE ARE 3 NW VINES, THE MIDDLE AND WESTERLY ONE JUNCTION NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE PROPERTY. THIS WEST VEIN IS THE LITTLE GEM VEIN, AND A. E. RALEIGH CLAIMED THAT THE ORE CHUTE RAKES FROM THE LITTLE GEM INTO THE GYLDING CLAIM (CARPOR, 1920). THE DEPOSIT IS ADJACENT TO THE NORTH CONTACT OF THE OLIGOCENE TENABO STOCK WHERE IT INTRUDES THE PALEOZOIC ROCKS.
Comment (Deposit): THE RALEIGH CLAIMS ADJOIN THE GOLD QUARTZ GROUP ON THE NORTH. A SHAFT WAS SUNK ON THE RHYOLITE DIKE, AND AN INCLINED SHAFT AND DRIFT EXPLORED A FAULT ZONE WHICH DIPS 30 DEGREES NW. THE 4 TO 5 FOOT WIDE GOUGE CONE WAS MINED FROMA STOPE AND A WINZE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K. (1977) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO, NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): HUMPHREY, F. L. (1945) RECONNAISSANCE OF A. E. RALEIGH'S CLAIMS, TENABO, NEV. N.B.M. DISTRICT FILE 151
Reference (Deposit): CARPER, A. F. (1920) REPORT ON GYLDING PROPERTY, LANDER CO. NEV., N.B.M. DISTRICT FILE 151
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.