Silver Camel Mine

The Silver Camel Mine is a silver mine located in Humboldt county, Nevada.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Silver Camel Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Humboldt

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 40.8475, -118.69639

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Silver Camel Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Camel Mine
Secondary: Hornsilver Claim
Secondary: Grubstake
Secondary: Abe Lincoln
Secondary: Desert View
Secondary: Silver Pick and Sulphide Claims.


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Aluminum


Location

State: Nevada
County: Humboldt
District: Sulphur District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1908
Discovery Year: 1908
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Conglomerate
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLES ASSAYED UP TO 23.6 OZ/TON AG


Materials

Ore: Alunite
Ore: Cerargyrite


Comments

Comment (Geology): CERARGYRITE ("HORNSILVER") OCCURS IN HARROW SEAMS UP TO 4 INCHES WIDE, ALL LESS THAN 20 FT. BELOW THE SURFACE

Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTED OF SEVERAL TRENCHES AND SHALLOW SHAFTS TOTALLING 1500 FT. WITH THE DEEPEST SHAFT 95 FT. DEEP. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Location): S. END OF SULPHUR DEPOSITS NEAR DEVIL'S CORRAL. ; +/-1500 M.

Comment (Production): OVER $100,000 WORTH TO END OF 1938; UP TO 24 OZ/TON AG

Comment (Workings): TRENCHES, SHALLOW SHAFTS


References

Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O., 1938, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM INF. CIRC. 6995.

Reference (Deposit): JONES, J.C., 1921, UNPUBLISHED NOTES ON SILVER CAMEL MINING & DEVELOPMENT: ON FILE AT NBMG.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.