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.
Primary Mineral: Silver
Lat, Long: 40.8475, -118.69639
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Silver Camel Mine MRDS details
Primary: Silver Camel Mine
Secondary: Hornsilver Claim
Secondary: Abe Lincoln
Secondary: Desert View
Secondary: Silver Pick and Sulphide Claims.
District: Sulphur District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1908
Discovery Year: 1908
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLES ASSAYED UP TO 23.6 OZ/TON AG
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
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Reference (Deposit): JONES, J.C., 1921, UNPUBLISHED NOTES ON SILVER CAMEL MINING & DEVELOPMENT: ON FILE AT NBMG.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 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.