The Silver Lode is a silver and copper mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,431 feet.
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Elevation: 7,431 Feet (2,265 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Copper
Lat, Long: 38.59611, -114.72194
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Silver Lode MRDS details
Primary: Silver Lode
District: Patterson; Patterson Pass; Cave Valley
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: Lausen, Sandra
Home Office: Elko, Nv.
Years: 1979 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Form: TABULAR, PODS
Description: Patterson Pass Fault (E-W-Trending)
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification; Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: NBMG SAMPLE 811 CONTAINS 1 % FE, 0.7 % MG, 1.5 % CA, 300 PPM MN, 1500 PPM AG, 300 PPM AS, 20 PPM B, 20 PPM BA, 3 PPM BE, 70 PPM CD, 1000 PPM CU, 5000 PPM PB, 1000 PPM SB, 500 PPM SR, 70 PPM V, 2000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Location): SCHELL CREEK RANGE JUST NORTH OF PATTERSON PASS
Comment (Development): LOCATION MONUMENT NEAR SHAFT READS "SILVER LODE, J. MONTEY OUSLEY(?),--?-- THOMSEN, LOCATED NOV. 6, 193-(?) NEW LOCATION MONUMENT READS "SILVER LODE, LOCATED BY SANDRA LAUSEN, ELKO, NV, 9/15/79.
Comment (Workings): 1 SHAFT (20FT DEEP), 1 ADIT, 2 DOZER PITS (ASSESSMENT WORK)
Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE IS BRECCIATED AND SILICIFIED ALONG FAULT. SOME QUARTZ IS GREY AND MAY CONTAIN DISPERSED SULFIDES. APPLE-GREEN STAIN ON ROCKS IN DUMP MAY BE FE PHOSPHATE.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ IS VUGGY AND DUMP ROCKS HAVE ABUNDANT SILICA-HEMATITE VEINLETS AND CU-OXIDES. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): FIELD CHECK BY BENTZ/SMITH, NBMG, 1981
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.