The Eveningstar Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,249 feet.
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Elevation: 5,249 Feet (1,600 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.32444, -118.48750
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Eveningstar Mine MRDS details
Primary: Eveningstar Mine
District: Trinity District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Clayton Mendham
Years: 1935 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1864
Discovery Year: 1862
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: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Form: TABULAR, PINCH-AND-SWELL,PODS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: MINE WORKINGS-0.2-28.3 OZ AG, 3-0.66 OZ. AU PER TON. SAMPLE 2829 CONTAINS 2 % FE, 2 % MG, 0.1 % CA, 0.05 % TI, 70 PPM MN, 20 PPM AG, 200 PPM AS, 1000 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 10 PPM CR, 100 PPM CU, 7 PPM MO, 7 PPM NI, 300 PPM PB, 150 PPM V, 700 PPM ZN, 20 PPM ZR, AND 0.15 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Analytical Data: DUMP SAMPELES-0.1-128.1 OZ. AG, 0.02-0.66% CU, T TO 0.31 OZ AU
Comment (Location): ALL OF THE MINES ARE IN THE VERY NARROW TRINITY CANYON WITH A STREAM FROM SPRINGS FLOWING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CANYON THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE AREA.
Comment (Production): INCOMPLETE RECORDS: 38 TONS ORE AT $50-$90/TON IN 1935
Comment (Development): WORKED IN 1860'S, 1877-78, 1914-1916, 1934-35. NO ACTIVITY IN 1984 AT TIME OF EXAMINATION, BUT ACTIVE WORK TO NORTH OF CAMP.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1860'S
Comment (Deposit): THE EVENINGSTAR WAS THE FIRST MINE WORKED IN THE DISTRICT, DISCOVERED IN EARLY 1860'S. IT WAS EXTENSIVELY DEVELOPED IN 1864 AND HAD ITS OWN 5-STAMP MILL, THAT WAS MOVED TO OREANA IN 1865. MINE WAS WORKED AGAIN IN 1877-78 AND INTERMITTENTLY FROM 1914 TO 1916, AND REOPENED 1934-35 BY CLAYTON MENDHAM. DEVELOPED BY AN INCLINED SHAFT AND SEVERAL ADITS; 1500 LENGTH TOTAL WORKINGS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Geology): ORE OCCURS IN 2 PARALLEL VEINS FROM SEVERAL INCHES TO 3 1/2 FT. WIDE. GOLD IS FREE AND ASSOCIATED WITH IRON OXIDES. MINERALIZATION CHARACTERIZED BY PINCH AND SWELL STRUCTURE THAT DEFINES PODS OF SHEARED AND BRECCIATED RONGLY ALTERED GRANODIORITE 2-4 FT. WIDE.
Comment (Deposit): INCLINED SHAFTS WERE DRIVEN IN SHEAR ZONES IN GRANODIORITE. ALTERATION ALONG THE VEINS INCLUDES BRECCIATION SILICIFICATION AND IRON OXIDES. VEINS TREND N 60-70 E, DIP ABOUT 60 W. THERE ARE BOTH QUARTZ BRECCIAS AND BRECCIA COMPOSED OF MAFIC ROCKS WITH A MATRIX OF SILICA AND SULFIDES. SAMPLE 2829 TAKEN FROM THE DUMPS OF THE EVENING STAR AND FROM AN EXPOSED VEIN IN THE UPPER WORKINGS, CONSISTS OF CHALCOPYRITE, GALENA, POSSIBLE SILVER SULFIDES AND GOLD. WORKINGS EAST OR WEST OF THE MINE ARE ON PARALLEL VEINS. ONE OF THE SHEAR ZONES FILLED WITH VEIN MATERIAL IS UP TO 20 FT WIDE WITH OPEN STOPES ADJACENT TO THE INCLINE.
Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT, ADITS
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 8 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANLYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM 1C6902.
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.