The Caliente Prospects is a silver and gold mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 37.61694, -114.51917
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Caliente Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Caliente Prospects
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 1494
District: Caliente Area
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
Description: Shear Zones, Fractures
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Propylitization, Argillization, Bleaching, Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Deposit): STOCKWORKS, QUARTZ VEINS OCCUR ALONG SHEAR ZONES IN PROPYLITIZED, ARGILLIZED ANDESITE. MINING APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CONCENTRATED AT POINTS WHERE THE MAIN SHEAR ZONE WAS INTERSECTED BY A N10W, VERTICAL SHEAR. ROCK AT INTERSECTION AND ALONG BOTH STRUCTURES IS LACED WITH NARROW QUARTZ VEINLETS. VEINLETS HAVE A N20E TREND, BUT DIP 10-15 SE. MAIN MINED ZONE CONTAINED 3-4 FT WIDE BRECCIATED QUARTZ VEIN WITH FE OXIDES AND MND SPOTS ALONG IT. VEIN HAS DRUSY QUARTZ CRYSTALS FILLING VUGS, SOME JAROOSITE ON FRACTURE SURFACES. THE ROCK ON THE POINT SURROUNDING THE OLD WORKINGS IS BLEACHED AND SILICIFIED NEAR THE SHEAR ZONE; BLEACHING DECREASES AWAY FROM THE MAIN STRUCTURE.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS, ONE SHAFT, OPEN STOPES, CUTS
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1984, AND QUADE, JACK, FIELD EXAMINATION, 6/14/84
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BULL 73, PL. II.
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.