The Florence Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,201 feet.
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Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 37.98167, -114.59528
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Florence Mine MRDS details
Primary: Florence Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1566
Secondary: Lady No. 1 Claim
District: Highland District
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
Form: SHOOTS, CHIMNEYS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching Of Limestone
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Deposit): MINE DEVELOPED ALONG N 10-50 E VERTICAL FRACTURE ZONE IN LIMESTONE. QUARTZ-CALCITE VEIN IS DEVELOPED ALONG ZONE, WITH CLOTS OF RED-BROWN AND YELLOW-BROWN GOSSAN IN VEIN. GOSSAN AREAS WITH JASPEROID, ARE 2-6 FT WIDE ALONG THE STRUCTURE. WHITE QUARTZ-GOSSAN CONTAINS CLOTS OF GALENA RIMMED WITH ANGLESITE. ORE ZONES APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN SHOOTS AND CHIMNEYS WHICH FORMED WITHIN THE MAJOR N 10-50 E STRUCTURE; ALL ARE NEAR-VERTICAL. LIMESTONE HOST IS MODERATELY BLEACHED NEAR THE MINERALIZED STRUCTRES.
Comment (Workings): MAP SHOWS TWO SHAFTS AND ONE ADIT. ADIT WITH WINZE INSIDE, CUTS AND OPEN STOPES UPSLOPE TO NE (1984)
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANTZ, C.M. & PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN CO., NEV., NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 73, P. 150.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V. AND QUADE, JACK, 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION, 6/16/1984
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.