The Wilder Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,834 feet.
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Elevation: 6,834 Feet (2,083 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.49167, -117.07111
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Wilder Mine MRDS details
Primary: Wilder Mine
Secondary: Belle Wilder Incline
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: ASSAYS MADE IN 1915-19 SHOW THAT THE VEIN MATTER CONTAINED AS MUCH AS 100 OUNCES SILVER TO THE TON. ONE SAMPLE SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT HIGH-GRADE MATERIAL CONTAINED A TRACE OF GOLD, 68.8 OUNCES SILVER, 8.4% LEAD AND 11.2% COPPER. A PIECE ASSAYED IN 1919 CONTAINED .12 OUNCE GOLD AND 419.9 OUNCES SILVER TO THE TON, 1.8% LEAD, AND 1.2% ZINC, 4.7% COPPER, 13.5% IRON, AND 52.8% SILICA. THIS IS PROBABLY ROUGHLY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PROPORTIONS OF THE DIFFERENT CONSTITUENTS, THOUGH OF MORE THAN AVERAGE RICHNESS.
Comment (Production): PRODUCED BETWEEN $5,000 TO $100,000.
Comment (Deposit): THE QUARTZ LENSES VARY IN WIDTH FROM ABOUT AN INCH TO MORE THAN A FOOT.
Comment (Workings): THE INCLINE WAS DRIVEN DOWNWARD 160 FT ON THE HANGING WALL OF A VEIN. A CROSSCUT NORTHEAST FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WINZE CUTS 3 VEINS, EACH OF WHICH HAS BEEN DRIFTED ON FOR A SHORT DISTANCE.
Comment (Location): CHOSE A POINT IN NW 1/4
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.
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.