Florida Mine

The Florida Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,959 feet.

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.

Mine Info

Name: Florida Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation: 6,959 Feet (2,121 Meters)

Commodity: Silver

Lat, Long: 39.49417, -117.05444

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Florida Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Florida Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Reese River District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Fractures, Postmineral Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Stephanite
Ore: Polybasite
Ore: Proustite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrargyrite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Rhodochrosite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrolusite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Ankerite
Gangue: Graphite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): MORE THAN $100,000 WAS PRODUCED.

Comment (Deposit): RETICULATE VEIN PATTERN WITH IRREGULAR OFF SHOOTS THAT ORE GENERALLY LESS THAN 100 FT LONG.

Comment (Location): CHOSE A POINT IN E 1/2, SEC. 20


References

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, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF REESE RIVER DISTRICT, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 997.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.