Burke Mine

The Burke Mine is a silver, lead, and zinc mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,250 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.

Mine Info

Name: Burke Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 6,250 Feet (1,905 Meters)

Commodity: Silver, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 37.92583, -114.44750

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Burke Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Burke Mine
Secondary: Burke Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Pioche District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Development): EXPLORATORY WORK DONE IN 1920'S-1930'S, DRIFTING EASTWARD ON THE YUBA DIKE FROM THE FACE OF THE BURKE TUNNEL

Comment (Deposit): OXIDIZED AG ORE DECREASED IN GRADE EASTWARD AND DOWNWARD. TUNNEL INTERSECTS THE BURKE VEIN THEN ANOTHER VEIN IN THE QUARTZIT, AND FINALLY THE YUBA DIKE. MINE LOCATED ON SE BRANCH OF MAIN FISSURE VEIN

Comment (Workings): TUNNEL TRENDING S13E; ALSO SHAFT

Comment (Location): ON NORTH SLOPE OF TREASURE HILL ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972


References

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BULL 73, P. 131.

Reference (Deposit): USGS P.P. 171, 1932, P. 57

Reference (Deposit): ABBOTT, J.W., 1907, MIN. & SCI. PRESS.

Reference (Deposit): SHAW, S.F., 1909, ENG. & MIN. JOUR., VOL. 88., P. 547-548.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.