The Silver Prize is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.35778, -116.72667
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Silver Prize MRDS details
Primary: Silver Prize
Secondary: Lovey Ground
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
Description: Deposit In Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn Thrust, In A Zone Of Numerous Imbricate Thrust Slices, Such As The Lander Thrust.
Description: High Angle Nw Trending Gold Quartz Fault
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Comment (Development): UPPER LODE EXPLORED BY A 40-FT. INCLINE; LOWER VEIN OPENED BY 3 SHORT ADITS.
Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS
Comment (Workings): 40-FT INCLINE; 3 SHORT ADITS
Comment (Geology): THE TWO VEINS AVERAGE 2 FEET IN WIDTH ONLY OXIDIZED ORE WAS ENCOUNTERED AND THE VEINS PROBABLY JOIN AT DEPTH. (EMMONS 1910)
Comment (Deposit): TWO VEINS ARE PRESENT ON THE CLAIM. THE UPPER LODE IS EXPLORED BY A 40 FOOT INCLINE, AND THE LOWER VEIN IS OPENED IN THREE SHORT ADITS. ADJOINS THE GRAND PRIZE CLAIM ON THE NORTHWEST.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :PATENTED CLAIM
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION ALSO INCLUDED SOME COPPER AND ZINC
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 93, REFERENCE NO 3201500128
Reference (Deposit): EMMONS, W. H. (1910) RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN ELKO, LANDER, & EUREKA COS, NEV. USGS BULL 408
Reference (Deposit): WRUCKE, C. T. (1974) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE TENABO AREA, LANDER CO NEV, USGS MAP -647
Reference (Production): EMMONS, W. M., 1910
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.