Valente Shaft

The Valente Shaft is a lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,749 feet.

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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: Valente Shaft  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 7,749 Feet (2,362 Meters)

Commodity: Lead

Lat, Long: 37.94056, -114.59250

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Valente Shaft MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Valente Shaft
Secondary: Part of Mountain Lion Property


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Iron


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Highland District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Plumbojarosite
Ore: Aurichalcite
Ore: Melaconite
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Goethite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): 4600 FT EAST OF MOUNTAIN LION MINE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972

Comment (Workings): SHAFT REPORTEDLY 300 FT DEEP AND SEVERAL OTHER SMALL PROSPECTS IN VICINITY; ADIT

Comment (Deposit): DUMP CONTAINS SILICIFIED DOLOMITE REPLACED BY GALENA. A SMALL ADIT 500 FT SOUTH OF THE VALENTE SHAFT EXPOSES A GENTLY-DIPPING VEIN AND SMALL REPLACEMENT DEPOSIT. LIMONITE MINERALS ARE ABUNDANT IN THE REPLACED DOLOMITE. A FEW SPECKS OF AURICALCITE AND MINIUM ARE PRESENT IN THE VEIN. A SMALL PROSPECT PIT 500 FT WEST OF THIS POINT CUTS A VEIN AND SMALL REPLACEMENT MINERAL DEPOSIT. THE VEIN STRIKES N10E AND DIPS 65E. THE DUMP MATERIAL CONTAINS LOCALLY ABUNDANT GALENA, SOME CERUSSITE, PLUMBO-JAROSITE, MALACHITE, AND MINOR AMOUNTS OF MELACONITE AND AURICALCITE. A SMALL IRON REPLACEMENT BODY IS PRESENT ON THE RIDGE NORTH OF THE VALENTE SHAFT. APPARENTLY IT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE VEINS. THE REPLACED ZONE IS PARALLEL TO BEDDING, ABOUT 1 FT THICK AND 100 FT LONG. IT CONSISTS OF MASSIVE GOETHITE AND HEMATITE. INTERBEDDED LIMESTONE HAS NOT BEEN REPLACED AS EXTENSIVELY AS THE DOLOMITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): FITCH, D.C., 1964, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COMET DISTRICT, LINCOLN CO., NEV; UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO M.S. THESIS, P. 79-80


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.