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Blue Bell Mine

The Blue Bell Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,149 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Blue Bell Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 7,149 Feet (2,179 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 37.96333, -114.57778

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Blue Bell Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Bell Mine
Secondary: Roeder Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1389


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Highland District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1870
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic replacement


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillic; Silicification


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1389 CONTAINS GREATER THAN 20% FE, 3000 PPM MN, 2000 PPM AS, 50 PPM AG, 1000 PPM CU, GREATER THAN 20000 PPM PB, 100 PPM SB, 200 PPM SN, 5000 PPM ZN.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Jarosite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): FAULT BRECCIA LIMESTONE CEMENTED WITH GRAINY CRYSTALLINE CALCITE AND QUARTZ, WHICH CARRIES FINE-GRAINED GALENA INTERGROWN WITH SPHALERITE ALTERING TO ANGLESITE (?) (OR OTHER GREEN ALTERATION MATERIAL) AND PYRITE GHOSTS. FAULT ZONE IS HYDROTHERMALLY ALTERED TO SILICEOUS GOSSAN AND HEAVILY STAINED WITH FE-MN OXIDES. NEAR THE FAULT, THE LIMESTONE IS UNEVENLY SILICIFIED. FRACTURE SURFACES IN THE GOSSAN AND LIMESTONE ARE COATED WITH OPALINE SILICA AND VERY FINE-GRAINED CALCITE, AND CAVITIES ARE LINED WITH DRUSY QUARTZ. BOXWORKS IN THE GOSSAN ARE COATED WITH LIMONITE AND VERY FINE-GRAINED INTERGROWN JAROSITE.

Comment (Workings): MAP SHOWS ONE ADIT. 20-FT ADIT, SURFACE CUTS DOWN SLOPE FOLLOWING FAULT. ADIT TRENDS N 85 W, DIPS STEEPLY SW

Comment (Geology): OXIDIZED PYRITE GRAINS SCATTERED OVER SURFACES OF PARTINGS IN LIMESTONE. BEDS HORIZONTAL TO SLIGHTLY DIPPING WITH E-W STRIKE. HOST ROCK ALSO HAS RIPPLE MARKS, FOSSIL HASH.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1860-1880?

Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983


References

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): SMITH, P. AND BENTZ, J., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION OF AUG. 16, 1983.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.