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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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
Primary: Burke Mine
Secondary: Burke Tunnel
District: Pioche District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
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
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 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.