The Antimony King Mine is a antimony mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.39139, -117.10194
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Antimony King Mine MRDS details
Primary: Antimony King Mine
Secondary: Dry Canyon
Secondary: Big Creek
Secondary: Mammoth Mountain
District: Big Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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
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: Simple Sb (veins, pods, etc)
Comment (Geology): STIHNITE IN CRYSTALS, BLEBS, PADS, AND VEINLETS OCCURS IN QUARTZ WITHIN A SILICIFIED FAULT BRECCIA ALONG A FRACTURE ZONE THAT STRIKES N 55DGE W AND DIPS 50DGE SW. WALL ROCKS ARE DARK SILICEOUS SHALE AND DARK-GRAY THIN-BEADERR LIMESTONE THAT TRIKE ABOUT N 45DGE W AND DIP EAST ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIDGE AND STRIKE ABOUT N 35DGE W AND DIP W ON THE WEST SIDE FO THE RIDGE. THE FAULT BRECCIA LEDGE IS ABOUT 40 FT WIDE AND TRACEABLE ALONG STRIKE FOR NEARLY 400 FT.
Comment (Deposit): THE MINE WAS DISCOVERED ABOUT 1890. THE MINE IS DEVELOPED BY OPEN PITS ALONG THE OUTCROP OF THE FRACTURE ZONE, SEVERAL ADITS, AND A 230-FT INCLINED SHAFT. MOST OF THE WORKINGS ARE OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): AT THE HEAD OF DRY CANYON
Comment (Deposit): STIBNITE IN CRYSTALS, BIEBS, AND PODS AND VEINLETS OCCURS IN QUARTZ WITHIN A SILICIFIED FAULT BRECCIA ALONG A FRACTURE ZONE.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PITS, SEVERAL ADITS, AND A 230-FT INCLINED SHAFT
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., AND MCKEE, E.H., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7043
Reference (Deposit): HILL, JAMES M., SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA AND NORTHWESTERN NEVADA: USGS BULL. 594, P. 121-123.
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.