The Whitlach Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.48222, -117.06861
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Whitlach Mine MRDS details
Primary: Whitlach Mine
Secondary: Union Mine
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
Description: Fractures, Postmineral Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cambrian
Analytical Data: ASSAYED AT $700 /TON IN 1864
Comment (Location): CHOSE A POINT NEAR CENTER OF SECTION
Comment (Production): TOTAL VALUE $5,000 TO $100,000; ACCORDING TO STEWART ET AL; ACCORDING TO ROSS, PRODUCTON TOTALS NEARLY $800,000, AND ACCORDING TO SCHMIDT; PRODUCTION WAS $3,500,000.?
Comment (Deposit): THE UNION VEIN HAS BEEN MINED FOR ABOUT 600 FT. DOWNDIP. A RICH ORE SHOOT WAS PART OF THE WHITLACH VEIN. TWO OTHER VEINS ARE PRESENT AT THE MINE.
Comment (Deposit): MUCH OF THE ACTIVITY OF THE DISTRICT WAS AT THE PLYMOUTH AND UNION MINES IN 1888-1889. IN 1890 45 MEN WERE EMPLOYED AT THE UNION, AND THE ORE AVERAGED 250 OUNCES TO THE TON. DEVELOPMENT THEN WAS CARRIED OUT IN PART BY THE MANHATTAN SILVER MINING CO, WHICH CARRIED WORK DOWN TO THE 200-FT LEVEL. LATER DEVELOPMENT WAS DONE BY THE AUSTIN MINING CO. IN THE 1890'S. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Workings): LEVELS HAVE BEEN OPENED AT DEPTHS OF APPROXIMATELY 125, 200, 350, 450, 550, AND 625 FT. A WINZE ON THE VEIN NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THE 700-FT LEVEL. STOPES EXPLORE THE UNION VEIN, AND EITHER A BRANCH OR A SEPARATE VEIN HAS BEEN STOPED. CROSSCUTS WERE DRIVEN SOUTHWESTERLY. THE WILD JIM VEIN HAS BEEN STOPED RATHER EXTENSIVELY; THE SNOW FLAKE VEIN HAS LITTLE STOPPING. A CROSSCUT HAS BEEN DRIVEN ABOUT 1700 FT NORTHEAST FROM THE SHAFT AT THE 350-FT LEVEL.
Reference (Deposit): SCHMIDT, F.S., (UNPUBLISHED), AUSTIN CUSTOM MILL REPORT: NBMG FILES.
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, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 997.
Reference (Deposit): HUGHES, H.H., 19558 CONFIDENTIAL REPORT ON AUSTIN, NEVADA PROPERTIES OF HERCULES MINES COMPANY (UNPUB.): NBMG FILES.
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.