The Post Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.46528, -117.10111
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Post Mine MRDS details
Primary: Post Mine
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1945
Discovery Year: 1945
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: Valmy And Dewitt Thrust Faults
Description: Butte Fault
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Location): ADJOINS GOLD BUTTE MINE TO SOUTH
Comment (Development): 280-FT ADIT WITH STOPES EXTENDING 75-FT UP DIP OF VEIN
Comment (Workings): ADIT, STOPES
Comment (Geology): ORE BODIES ARE PYRITE-QUARTZ LENSES IN SHEAR ZONE
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 280-FT. LONG ADIT WITH STOPES EXTENDING 75 FT. UP THE DIP OF THE VEIN. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R. J., ARNOLD, D. C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B
Reference (Production): ROBERTS, R. J., AND ARNOLD, D. C., 1965.
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.