The Wildhorse Group is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.05611, -118.76222
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Wildhorse Group MRDS details
Primary: Wildhorse Group
District: Seven Troughs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Clayton Mendham
Years: 1973 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1959
Discovery Year: 1908
Discovery Method: Unknown
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: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Rhyolite Is Kaolinized
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Location): IN WILDHORSE CANYON; UTM APPROXIMATE
Comment (Production): ABOUT $80,000 WORTH OF ORE AVG. 170 OZ./TON AU AND 760 OZ AG/TON.
Comment (Development): 5 LODE CLAIMS ACTIVELY MINED FROM 1959 TO AT LEAST 1973 ON A SMALL SCALE
Comment (Geology): MAIN VEIN MATERIAL IS HIGHLY METAMORPHOSED RHYOLITE-QUARTZ BRECCIA
Comment (Deposit): MINING ON THE PROPERTY WAS PRINCIPALLY ALONG TWO VEINS. THE VEINS WERE FOUND TO CONVERGE; A CROSS CUT REVEALED SEVEN VEINS CONVERGING ON A SINGLE INTERSECTION POINT, NEAR THE ORIGINAL SHAFT. MINE WAS NEVER WORKED BELOW 75 FEET DUE TO THE WATER LEVEL. WILDHORSE GROUP CONSISTS OF 5 LODE MINING CLAIMS THAT HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY MINED FOR 14 YEARS ON A SMALL SCALE (1959-1973) BY CLAYTON MENDHAM. EARLY PROSPECTING OCCURRED IN WILD HORSE CANYON IN 1908 BUT NO SHIPMENTS MADE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, 1909, MINING DISTRICTS IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, NEVADA; USGS BULL. 414
Reference (Deposit): LITCHFIELD, D.W., 1973, THE WILDHORSE PROPERTY, SEVEN TROUGHS MINING DISTRICT, PERSHING CO., NEVADA: WRITTEN REPORT OCTOBER 31, 1973; UNPUBLISHED
Reference (Production): LITCHFIELD, D.W., 1973
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.