The Golden Eagle Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.48139, -117.09028
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Golden Eagle Mine MRDS details
Primary: Golden Eagle Mine
Secondary: Last Chance Mine
Secondary: Byers Incline
District: Reese River 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
Description: Fractures, Postmineral Faults
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: IN 1905 A SAMPLE ASSAYED 2.3 OUNCES GOLD AND 311 OUNCES SILVER TO THE TON, AND OTHER ASSAYED 1.3 OUNCES GOLD AND 160 OUNCES SILVER TO THE TON.
Comment (Location): CHOSE A POINT WAS CENTER OF SECTION
Comment (Production): LESS THAN $5,000 WAS PRODUCED.
Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IS IRREGULAR AND INTERRUPTED BY SEVERAL CROSS FRACTURES, SOME CONTAINING QUARTZ. IN SEVERAL PLACES THE VEIN HAS BEEN DISPLACED.
Comment (Workings): THE INCLINE FOLLOWS A VEIN ALL THE WAY DOWN. DRIFTS TO THE EAST AT DEPTHS OF 122 AND 222 FEET IN THE INCLINE SHOW THAT THE VEIN IS IRREGULAR.
Comment (Deposit): MUCH OF THE WORK WAS DONE BY THE AUSTIN GOLD MINING CO. ABOUT 1905.
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 DEOPSITS 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.