The Workings Along Forlorn Hope Vein is a zinc and lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 37.91861, -114.59722
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Workings Along Forlorn Hope Vein MRDS details
Primary: Workings Along Forlorn Hope Vein
District: Highland District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Numerous Bedding Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Workings): ABOUT 30 FT OF WORKINGS
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION FORMS A TABULAR BEDDED REPLACEMENT BODY WITH A STRIKE LENGTH OF ABOUT 250 FT, 40 FT THICK. MINERALIZATION IS STRONGEST NEAR THE CENTER OF THE BODY AND IS MARKEDLY WEAKER 10-20 FT TO EITHER SIDE. THE REMAINDER OF THE ALTERED BODY CONSISTS OF DOLOMITIZED LIMESTONE. STRONGEST ALTERATION AND MINERALIZATION IS LOCALIZED AT THE CONTACT OF THE LOWER MEDIUM-BEDDED, AND THE UPPER THIN-BEDDED PARTS OF THE PEASLEY. WORKINGS SHOW LOCALLY ABUNDANT GALENA AND SOME SPHALERITE. TRACE AMOUNTS OF DIKE ROCK ARE PRESENT ON THE DUMP, BUT DIKES WERE NOT SEEN IN THE WORKINGS. NUMEROUS BEDDING FAULTS CUT THE UPPER THIN-BEDDED PART OF THE PEASLEY MEMBER.
Reference (Deposit): FITCH, D.C., 1964, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE COMET DISTRICT, LINCOLN CO., NEV.: UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO, M.S. THESIS
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.