The Goldbanks Merger Mines is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,000 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.46722, -117.60333
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Goldbanks Merger Mines MRDS details
Primary: Goldbanks Merger Mines
Secondary: Goldbanks Merger
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2905
District: Goldbanks District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Owner Name: Red Hill Mining Co.
Years: 1984 -
Time Period: 1908-1934
Material type: AG ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^1 Oz Ag/Ton
Time Period: 1908-1934
Material type: AU ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.75 Oz Au/Ton
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1908
Discovery Year: 1907
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: Hot-spring Au-Ag
Description: North-Trending Shear Zone
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification; Pyritization; Kaolinization
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: AND 100 PPM ZR. IN GENERAL, ORE REPORTEDLY AVERAGED 0.75 OZ/TON AU, 1 OZ/TON AG.
Analytical Data: 10 PPM Y
Analytical Data: 50 PPM V
Analytical Data: 100 PPM SR
Analytical Data: 5 PPM SC
Analytical Data: 50 PPM PB
Analytical Data: 20 PPM NI
Analytical Data: 20 PPM CU
Analytical Data: 20 PPM CR
Analytical Data: 1 PPM BE
Analytical Data: 2000 PPM BA
Analytical Data: 0.07 % MG
Analytical Data: SAMPLE OF CHALCEDONIC VEIN MATERIAL FROM DUMP OF AN ADIT AND OF PYRITIZED AND SILICIFIED RHYOLITE FROM A NEARBY BULLDOZER CUT CONTAINS 2 % FE
Analytical Data: 100 PPM B
Analytical Data: 0.85 PPM AU (AA ANALYSIS)
Analytical Data: 10 PPM AG
Analytical Data: 100 PPM MN
Analytical Data: 0.5 % TI
Analytical Data: 0.05 % CA
Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL SHALLOW SHAFTS FOLLOW TWO PARALLEL QUARTZ VEINS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M055405, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED.
Comment (Other Database): 120 TONS, 1908-1934
Comment (Location): SITE IS ON EAST EDGE OF GOLDBANKS HILLS OVERLOOKING PLEASANT VALLEY. ACCESSIBILITY IS GOOD VIA MAIN ROAD (1984). UTM TAKEN FROM NBMG SAMPLE SITE 2905, AT NORTHERN WORKINGS.
Comment (Development): EARLY LESSEES PROSPECTED FOR SHIPPING ORE WITH LITTLE SUCCESS. TOTAL PRODUCTION OF SHIPPING ORE ABOUT 3 CARLOADS. 1984 ASSESSMENT WORK REPORTEDLY DONE.
Comment (Deposit): ORE CONTAINS AU, AG & MINOR HG DISTRIBUTED ERRATICALLY THROUGH THE QUARTZ VEINS.
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS BULLDOZER CUTS; SHORT ADITS AND SHALLOW SHAFTS.
Comment (Geology): VEINS OF FINE-GRAINED, WHITE TO PINKISH, CHALCEDONIC QUARTZ CUT SILICIFIED RHYOLITE. THE WALL ROCKS ARE COMMONLY STRONGLY SILICIFIED AND PYRITIZED, AND SMALL FELDSPAR PHENOCRYSTS ARE CONVERTED TO KAOLINITE.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O., 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 6902, P. 15.
Reference (Deposit): DREYER, R. M., 1940, GOLDBANKS MINING DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 33, P. 28-30.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 1984, GOLDBANKS MERGER MINES-FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS, PERSHING COUNTY, GOLDBANKS DISTRICT: NBMG UNPUBLISHED (TINGLEY) FILE.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H. & PHOENIX, D.A., 1944, QUICKSLIVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41.
Reference (Analytical Data): GARSIDE (1984)
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 56-57.
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.