The Tallulah Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,774 feet.
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Elevation: 5,774 Feet (1,760 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.75222, -117.95500
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Tallulah Mine MRDS details
Primary: Tallulah Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2665
District: Sierra District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1865
Discovery Year: 1865
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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Development): TALLULAH WAS ONE OF THE EARLIEST SILVER MINES DEVELOPED AND WORKED IN THE DISTRICTNO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1985.
Comment (Deposit): BRECCIATED WHITE QUARTZ VEIN CUTS SHALE AND LIMESTONE; VEIN STRIKES N50E, DIPS 60-70 NW; VEIN HAS QUARTZ RUBBLE AL-ONG ITS WALLS, CONTAIN INCLUSIONS OF WALL ROCK. WHERE EXPOSED -IN ROADCUT ABOVE LOWER ADIT, THE VEIN IS 2-3 FT WIDE. VEIN QUA-RTZ FROM THE LARGEST DUMP CONTAINS CLOTS OF TETRAHEDRITE, SPHA-LERITE, GALENA AND EUHEDRAL TO SUBHEDRAL PYRITE CUBES UP TO 0.-5 INCH ON A SIDE. THE GALENA AND SPHALERITE APPEAR TO HAVE FOR-MED AROUND THE MARGINS OF THE PYRITE.
Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS WHICH CROSSCUT INTO VEIN, CUTS, PROSPECT PITS, RUINS OF SMALL MILL IN THE CANYON BELOW LOWER ADIT.
Comment (Geology): CONTAINED RICH ANTIMONIAL SILVER ORES.
Comment (Deposit): NUMEROUS MINES AND PROSPECTS WERE LOCATED AND WORKED IN DISTRICT DURING THE PERIOD 1862-80. THE TALLULAH WAS ONE OF THE FIRST DEVELOPED AND EARLIEST WORKED SILVER MINES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1860'S
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): WHITEHILL, 1873, BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST FOR YEARS 1871 & 1872: CARSON CITY, NEV. STATE PRINTER
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 18 JUN 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M. G., 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.