The Laurent Deposit is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.47278, -117.08972
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Laurent Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Laurent Deposit
District: Reese River District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Laurent, Gus
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: Polymetallic veins
Description: Fractures, Postmineral Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Production): LESS THAN $5000 WAS PRODUCED.
Comment (Workings): IN 1937 THIS DEPOSIT HAD AN INCLINE THAT WAS 48 FT DEEP WITH AN AVERAGE INCLINATION OF 50 NW. A LITTLE MORE THAN 60 FT OF DRIFTS WERE DRIVEN FROM THE BOTTOM AND A SHORT DRIFT FARTHER UP THE INCLINE.
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ LENSES ARE EXPOSED ALONG A DIKE TRENDING N30 E.
Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IN PLACES BREAKS INTO IRREGULAR VEINLETS. SEVERAL ROUGHLY PARALLEL VEINS ARE EXPOSED IN NEARBY CUTS AND INCLINES.
Comment (Location): CHOSE A POINT IN NORTHERN 1/2 SEC
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 THE REESE RIVER DISTRICT, LAND ER 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.