The Mountain Lion Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,841 feet.
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Elevation: 6,841 Feet (2,085 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.93972, -114.60889
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Mountain Lion Mine MRDS details
Primary: Mountain Lion Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1446
District: Highland District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Owner Name: Paul Gemmill And Brothers
Years: 1964 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1931
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: PODS, LENSES
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1446 CONTAINS 15% FE, 500 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 1500 PPM AS, 100 PPM BI, 2000 PPM CU, GREATER THAN 20000 PPM PB, 1000 PPM SB, 500 PPM SN, 500 PPM V, 100 PPM W, 3000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Workings): THREE OR MORE SHAFTS (TWO WITH HEADFRAMES) AND SEVERAL SMALL PROSPECT PITS. SEVERAL OLD WOOD BUILDINGS AT SITE. WORKING LINE UP ALONG N75W STRUCTURE. SOME ORE WAS TAKEN FROM 200 FT. LEVEL.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): RECENT EXPLORATORY DRILLING NEARBY TO SOUTH. MINESITE RECENTLY STALKED, DUMP SAMPLED IN RECENT PAST (1983 REPORT) SOME WORK DONE IN 1936. ORE SHIPPED IN 1925-1929
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED QUARTZ AND JASPER, BRECCIA. HIGHLY FE-STAINED, BRECCIATED AND RESILICIFIED QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL ON THE DUMP CARRIES OXIDIZED AND UNOXIDIZED PYRITE. DARK SULFIDE LENSES, PODS OF CRYSTALLINE GALENA, AND MINOR CU OXIDES. THE QUARTZ IS MASSIVE WHITE TO "SULFIDE" GREY, SUGARY TO COARSELY CRYSTALLINE, MASSIVE. SMALL VUGS IN THE QUARTZ ARE COATED BY FE-MN OXIDES, WHICH ARE ABUNDANT IN THE DENSE JASPEROID AND QUARTZ VEIN SAMPLES. GOSSANY ZONES ARE PRESENT THROUGHOUT VEIN MATERIAL AND SILICA-FE VEINLETS AND LENSES CUT THROUGH THE ROCK. THE BRECCIA IS RECEMENTED BY SILICA AND FE-OXIDES, INDICATING VEIN MATERIAL WAS EMPLACED ALONG FISSURE/SHEAR ZONE. SOME YELLOW AND GREEN OXIDES (AS?, PB?, CL?) COAT ROCK. SAMPLE IS QUITE DENSE. DOLOMITE BRECCIA RECEMENTED BY REDDISH-GRAY JASPEROID.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 166, PRESS CLIPPINGS, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 1929
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BULL 73, P. 151.
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION, AUG. 27, 1983.
Reference (Deposit): FITCH, D.C., 19648 GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COMET DISTRICT, LINCOLN CO., NEVADA; UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO M.S. THESIS, P. 78-79
Reference (Production): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 161, PRESS CLIPPINGS, 1925-1929
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.