The Tex Claims is a manganese and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,499 feet.
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Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Commodity: Manganese, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.92639, -114.68472
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Tex Claims MRDS details
Primary: Tex Claims
District: Ely Springs (Lone Mountain) District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Golden Triangle Exploration, Wayne Cole, Locater
Home Office: P.O. Box 187, Pioche, Nv
Years: 1982 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Replacement Mn
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Deposit): MN-RICH SILICIFIED FAULT ZONE, 5 FT WIDE, BLACK DUE TO ABUNDANT WAD AND MN OXIDES, CONTAINING SOME LIMONITIC GOSSAN LENSES AND BRECCIA (?) FRAGMENTS OF WHITE AND BLACK CALCITE. ZONE IS BRECCIATED AND SILICIFIED. ON NE SIDE OF SHAFT IS A RESISTANT OUTCROP OF LIMESTONE BRECCIA CEMENTED BY SILICA AND MN OXIDES. EAST OF SHAFT 2 PROSPECTS OCCUR IN MEDIUM (1-2 FT THICK) BEDS OF MARLY BROWN LIMESTONE WHICH STRIKES N45W, DIP 25 NE. LIMONITE-STAINED, SILICIFIED REPLACEMENT ZONES CUT THE ROCKS PARALLEL TO BEDDING. ONE ZONE ABOUT 3 FT WIDE WAS BRECCIATED AND FILLED WITH LIMONITE, HEMATITE, MN OXIDES, CLAY AND CALCITE. REMOBILIZED PODS OF WHITE CALCITE VEINS ARE COMMON WITHIN THE ZONE. SAMPLE 1717 IS OF WAD AND MANGAND SIDERITE, WITH VUGS FILLED WITH PYRITE, ARSENOPYRITE?, PYROLUSITE, QUARTZ AND CALCITE. ORE IS VUGGY, SLIGHTLY MAGNETIC, DENSE.
Comment (Workings): MAIN WORKING IS SHAFT INCLINED S50E, ABOUT 20 FT DEEP. 2 SMALL PROSPECT PITS LIE ALONG STRIKE OF REPLACEMENT ZONE ABOUT 50-60 FT E. OF SHAFT. OLD CAMPSITES IN AREA
Comment (Deposit): COUNTY MAP OF MINES SHOWS KING MIDAS MINE AT THIS LOCALITY. HOWEVER, THE DESCRIPTION OF THE MINE IN THE COUNTY REPORT BETTER FITS SAMPLE LOCATION 1714 WHERE NW FAULT ZONE IS STOPED TO A DEPTH OF 30-40 FT. THERE IS NO STOPING OF FAULT ZONE AT THIS LOCALITY. ; INFO.SRC : 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): MOST RECENT SIGN OF ACTIVITY IN 1983 WAS STAKING.
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT
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