The Dig More Claims is a copper and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.63611, -114.30472
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Dig More Claims MRDS details
Primary: Dig More Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Location 785
District: Little Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Moore, L. R. And Maeder, J. A.
Home Office: Caliente, Nv
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1979
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Fracturing, Shearing
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization, Epidotization, Chloritization, Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 785 CONTAINED 20% FE, 5000 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 2000 PPM BA, 500 PPM BI, GREATER THAN 20000 PPM CU, 150 PPM PB, 500 PPM SR, 1000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983
Comment (Deposit): SHAFT EXPLORES A 6-10 FT WIDE SHEAR OR FRACTURE ZONE IN INTRUSIVE ROCK. THE ZONE IS MORE FRACTURED THAN BRECCIATED. BRIGHT BLUE MALACHITE AND CHRYSOCOLLA COAT FRACTURE SURFACES WITHIN ZONE. FE AND MN OXIDES ARE ALSO PRESENT IN THE ZONE BUT ARE NOT AS ABUNDANT AS THE COPPER MINERALS. SAMPLE 785 CONSISTS OF DENSE DARK GREEN SKARN(?) OR MAFIC INTRUSIVE WITH CU OXIDES AND MAGNETITE. SHAFT IS LOCATED WITHIN THE NORTH CENTRAL PORTION OF A TERTIARY DIORITE STOCK WHICH INTRUDES "OLDER" TERTIARY VOLCANICS AT THE SOUTH END OF LITTLE (EMPTY) MOUNTAIN.
Comment (Workings): ONE SHAFT ABOUT 25-30 FT DEEP, STEEPLY INCLINED TO THE EAST
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, AUG. 19, 1983.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BULL. 73.
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.