The Dry Canyon Mine is a antimony mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.38333, -117.10667
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Dry Canyon Mine MRDS details
Primary: Dry Canyon Mine
Secondary: Antimony No. 4
District: Big Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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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)
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: ORE AVERAGED 55% ANTIMONY
Comment (Location): 1/2 MI SOUTHWEST OF ANTIMONYKING
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS AND SMALL OPEN PITS
Comment (Geology): STIBNITE OCCURS IN A QUARTZ VEIN A FEW INCHES TO A FOOT THICK THAT STRIKES N35DEG W AND DIPS 55DEG SW. THE WALL ROCK IS A GRAY THIN-BEDDED ARENACEGUS LIMESTONE THAT STRIKES N60DEG W AND DIPS ABOUT 50DEG SW.
Comment (Deposit): THE MINE IS DEVELED BY SEVERAL SHORT ADITS AND SMALL OPEN PITS. IT IS OWNED BY THE AUSTIN SILVER MINING CO.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., AND MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF 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.