The Soa Lode Claim is a lead, silver, and gold mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 feet.
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Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 37.69889, -114.51278
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Soa Lode Claim MRDS details
Primary: Soa Lode Claim
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 117
District: Chief District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Faults, Gentle Folding
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 117 CONTAINS 10% FE, 20% CA, 2000 PPM MN, 7 PPM AG, 200 PPM BA, 100 PPM CU, 200 PPM PB, 100 PPM SB
Comment (Development): WORKINGS ARE INACTIVE, BUT CLAIMS APPEAR CURRENT AND THERE ARE RECENT (WITHIN PAST 3 YEARS) SIGNS OF GEOCHEMICAL SAMPLING IN THE AREA (1983)
Comment (Location): ON S. FLANK OF SMALL E-W RIDGE.
Comment (Workings): MAIN WORKINGS CONSIST OF 2 ADITS; 1 OPEN AND 1 CAVED. SEVERAL SHALLOW TRENCHES OCCUR IN RUBBLE ON RIDGE ABOVE ADITS
Comment (Geology): TERTIARY VOLCANICS OVERLIE THE SEDIMENTS TO THE SOUTH.
Comment (Deposit): NBMG SAMPLE 117 TAKEN HERE. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): PORTAL IN QUARTZITE CUT BY FE-STAINED SILICIFIED BRECCIA ZONE, SLIGHTLY UNDULATORY. ZONE CONSISTS OF FINELY CRUSHED ROCK ALTERED TO A MIXTURE OF CLAY, CALCITE, SILICA, PUNKY FE OXIDES. SOME OF THE MORE SILICIFIED FRAGMENTS HAVE GREEN AND YELLOW OXIDES WHICH MAY BE SCORODITE OR OTHER AS MINERALS. FAULT ZONE IS PROBABLY A THRUST CONTACT BETWEEN QUARTZITES AND LIMESTONE, SINCE CRUSHED & ALTERED ROCK APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN DERIVED FROM LIMESTONE.
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT ON AUG. 17, 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.