Golden Eagle Mine

The Golden Eagle Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.

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: Golden Eagle Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation:

Commodity: Silver

Lat, Long: 39.48139, -117.09028

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Golden Eagle Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Eagle Mine
Secondary: Last Chance Mine
Secondary: Byers Incline


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Lead


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Reese River District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

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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

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Fractures, Postmineral Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

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.


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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.


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 DEOPSITS OF THE 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.