The Queen Prospect is a silver, copper, and lead mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Copper, Lead
Lat, Long: 39.78139, -117.27306
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Queen Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Queen Prospect
District: Ravenswood District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: 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: Polymetallic veins
Description: Plates Of The Roberts Mountain Thrust
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cambrian
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Deposit): SHORT QUARTZ VEINS
Comment (Deposit): THE QUEEN SHAFT IS ABOUT 250 FEET DEEP.
Comment (Geology): THE QUARTZ VEINS ARE A FEW INCHES TO 6 FEET WIDE BUT ARE OF SHORT STRIKE AND DIPLENGTH.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O., 1939, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 7043.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITSOF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
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.