The Violet Mine is a silver, copper, and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Copper, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.30417, -116.68528
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Violet Mine MRDS details
Primary: Violet Mine
Owner Name: Aaron Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Development): SEVERAL LONG ADITS, INCLINES, RAIZES AND OTHER UNDERGROUND FACILITY MOST OF WHICH IS REPORTED TO BE IN WORKING ORDER.
Comment (Location): LESS THAN ONE MILE WEST OF TENABO.
Comment (Geology): SHALES AND CHERTS OF VALMEY INTRUDED BY TERTIARY GRANITES, BRECCIA AND RHYOLITE DIKES. ALONG CONTACT OF A SHALE AND CHERT IS CHARACTERIZED BY HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION. IN MAIN ADIT CHERTS ACTS AS THE HANGING WALL STRIKING EW AND DIPPING TO SOUTH.
Reference (Deposit): FIELD EXAMINATION, NBMG, 1982
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.