The Delamar Wash Workings is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,561 feet.
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Elevation: 5,561 Feet (1,695 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.46028, -114.78583
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Delamar Wash Workings MRDS details
Primary: Delamar Wash Workings
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1755.
District: Delamar District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: NBMG SAMPLE 1755 CONTAINS 10% FE, 100 PPM MN, 2 PPM AG, 500 PPM BA, 50 PPM CU, 50 PPM PB, 500 PPM SB 70 PPM V, 100 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): ADIT BEGINS IN RUBBLY ALLUVIAL SLOPE OF PROSPECT MOUNTAIN QUARTZITE. DUMP CONSISTS OF ROUNDED ALLUVIAL BOULDERS AND PEBBLES OF QUARTZITE AND SOME MINED ROCK WHICH CONSISTS OF ALTERED QUARTZITE. ALTERED QUARTZITE ON DUMP IS SILICIFIED (RECRYSTALLIZED) AND QUARTZ-VEINED. VEINS AND HOST ROCK CONTAIN CLOTS, VUGS AND FINE FRACTURE COATINGS OF LIMONITE AND MANGANESE OXIDES. SAMPLED QUARTZITE IS BRECCIATED AND RECEMENTED BY SUGARY OR COMB QUARTZ. QUARTZ CARRIES OXIDIZED PYRITE AND SPECKS OF DARK MINERAL, POSSIBLY MN OXIDES, AG OR OTHER SULFIDE. SOME JASPERY GOSSAN IS ALSO INCLUDED.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS ARE MOSTLY CAVED AND OF SMALL EXTENT. SAMPLED WORKING IS AN OPEN N10W-TRENDING ADIT. SHAFTS ARE POSSIBLY OLD PLACER WORKINGS
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT OF OCT. 2, 1983
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.