The Morris and Caple Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.54361, -117.04972
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Morris and Caple Mine MRDS details
Primary: Morris and Caple Mine
Secondary: Morris and Cable Tunnel
District: Reese River District
Land ownership: Private
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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
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: ASSAYS GENERALLY RANGE FROM 1 TO 30 OUNCES SILVER TO THE TON, WITH A NEGLIGIBLE AMOUNT OF GOLD.
Comment (Production): TOTAL VALUE GREATER THAN $100,000 ACCORDING TO STEWART ET AL, ACCORDING TO ROSS , TOTAL PRODUCTION IS REPUTED TO BE $2,200,000.
Comment (Deposit): A RATHER POORLY DEFINED CRUSH ZONE IN QUARTZITE WITH IRREGULAR QUARZT VEINLETS.
Comment (Deposit): IN 1937 ONLY ABOUT 550 FT OF WORKINGS WERE ACCESSIBLE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): CLOSE TO THE BOTTOM OF NEW YORK CANYON
Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P., 1953, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE REESE RIVER DISTRICT, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 997.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDERS COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
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.