The Cambrian and New York Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.54444, -117.04889
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Cambrian and New York Mine MRDS details
Primary: Cambrian and New York Mine
Secondary: Watt Mine
District: Reese River 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
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1869
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: Fractures, Postmineral Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Deposit): THIS MINE WAS REOPENED IN 1900 AND SOME MATERIAL WAS MINED. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Workings): THE MAIN INCLINE WAS DRIVEN N38E FOR 350 FT AND IS INCLINED AT ANGLES THAT RANGE FROM 14DEG TO 45DEG; MOST OF IT SLOPES A LITTLE MORE THAN 30DEG. LEVELS HAVE BEEN OPENED AT DISTANCES OF 85, 179, AND 253 FEET. DRIFTS ARE EXTENDED FROM EACH LEVEL, AND STOPES AR CARRIED UPWARD.
Comment (Production): PRODUCED BETWEEN $5,000 TO $100,000. MAY BE UP TO $150,000.
Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN FOLLOWS A CRUSHED ZONE THAT NEARLY PARALLELS THE QUARTZITE (COUNTRY ROCK) BEDDING. IRREGULAR VEINLETS ARE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE ZONE.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P., 1953, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE REESE RIVER DISTRICT, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 997.
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.