The 2 Unnamed Adits and Vicinity is a lead and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,640 feet.
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Elevation: 6,640 Feet (2,024 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.89806, -114.60944
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2 Unnamed Adits and Vicinity MRDS details
Primary: 2 Unnamed Adits and Vicinity
District: Comet District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic replacement
Description: Nw-Trending Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Deposit): ADITS ARE LOCATED IN THE MINERALIZED COMBINED METALS BED WHICH HERE CONSISTS OF AN OXIDIZED BEDDED REPLACEMENT DEPOSIT 3-20 FT THICK WITH A STRIKE LENGTH OF 300 FT. A NE-STRIKING LAMPROPHYRE DIKE CUTS THE ROCKS AT THIS OUTCROP. THE MINERALIZED ROCK CONSISTS OF SILICIFIED LIMESTONE WITH ABUNDANT FE-MN OXIDES. OLD COMPANY SURFACE ASSAYS OF THIS OUTCROP SHOW TRACE AMOUNTS OF AG, 0.2% PB, 2.2% ZN, AND ABOUT 9% MN. ALSO, NUMEROUS PROSPECTS LIE ALONG NW-AND NE-STRIKING VEINS ON THE RIDGE ABOVE THE ADITS.
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS PROSPECTS AND TWO ADITS
Reference (Deposit): FITCH, D.C., 1964, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COMET DISTRICT, LINCOLN. CO., NEV; UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO M.S. THESIS, P.85
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.