The Nylon Shaft is a lead, copper, and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,841 feet.
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Elevation: 6,841 Feet (2,085 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.88556, -114.60389
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Nylon Shaft MRDS details
Primary: Nylon Shaft
Secondary: NBMG Sample Location 1439
District: Comet District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1439 CONTAINS 20% FE, GREATER THAN 5000 PPM MN, 5 PPM AG, 200 PPM BA, 100 PPM CD, 200 PPM CU, 200 PPM PB, 500 PPM SR, 10000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Workings): VERTICAL SHAFT APPROX. 30-50 FT DEEP, WITH METAL PIPE AND LADDER EXTENDING TO DEPTH TRENCHING IN AREA OF SHAFT IS ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD. MORE RECENT EXTENSIVE TRENCHING ON OTHER SIDE OF CANYON TO NORTH.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED TOWNSHIP AND RANGE. ON S SIDE OF BURROWS CANYON
Comment (Commodity): SAMPLE 1439 CONSISTED OF MARLY, LIMONITIC AND MN-STAINED ALTERED VEIN MATERIAL WITH SPECULAR HEMATITE ON FRACTURE SURFACES, OXIDIZED PYRITE (AND POSSIBLY MAGNETITE) IN QUARTZ VEIN. MINOR MALACHITE (ONE SPECK OBSERVED. ROCK IS COMPLETELY ALTERED, SOMEWHAT SILICIFIED AND DENSE.
Comment (Development): AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN AUG., 1983, SHAFT HAD BEEN ROPED OFF AND FLAGGED WITHIN THE PAST FEW WEEKS INDICATING RECENT SAMPLING OR EXAMINATION OF THE WORKINGS.
Comment (Deposit): SHEAR (FISSURE) ZONE MARKED BY ABUNDANT LIMONITE AND MN OXIDES. "VEIN" HAS SHARP CONTACTS WITH LIMESTONE MOST ROCKS AND CUTS ACROSS THEIR BEDDING AT ABOUT 90 DEGREES. "VEIN" DOES NOT PERSIST ALONG STRIKE TO THE EAST
Comment (Geology): ROCK IS LOCALLY CUT BY RANDOM CALCITE VEINLETS AND STAINED BY MINOR FE OXIDES. WALLROCKS ARE RELATIVELY UNALTERED AND SHOW ONLY RECRYSTALLIZATION AND IRON-STAINING AS ALTERATION EFFECTS. LIMESTONE HERE STRIKES ABOUT N-5 AND DIPS GENTLY E. AT THE SHAFT. THE LIMESTONE FORMS BEDS ABOUT 0.5-2.0 FT THICK. ALTERED ZONE OUTCROPS JUST E OF SHAFT COLLAR. ALTERED ROCK IS PUNKY IN TEXTURE, SOMEWHAT SILICIFIED, STAINED AND REPLACED BY ABUNDANT LIMONITE (PLUMBOJAROSITE?) AND MN OXIDES CALCITE OCCURS IN VUGS, AND MINOR QUARTZ VEINING IS EVIDENT.
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, AUG. 26, 1983
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.