The NBMG Sample Location 1746 is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 37.48333, -114.77278
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NBMG Sample Location 1746 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Location 1746
District: Delamar 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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1746 CONTAINS GREATER THAN 5000 PPM MN, 300 PPM AG, 500 PPM BA, 200 PPM CU, 10000 PPM PB, 500 PPM SR, 100 PPM V, 2000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEIN. JUST NORTH OF SHAFT COLLAR, A VEIN OF VUGGY, PRISMATIC, COMB QUARTZ STRIKES N75E, DIP STEEPLY SE. VEIN IS COMPOSED OF SEVERAL SPLAYED SUBPARALLEL BRANCHING VEINLETS, EACH LESS THAN 4 INCHES WIDE. HOWEVER, TOGETHER WITH THE INTERVENING WALLROCK, THE VEINS COMPRISE A THICKNESS OF ABOUT 2-3 FT. THE VEIN QUARTZ IS VITREOUS, WHITE, AND IN SOME CASES FORMS COCKADE STRUCTURES AROUND BLEACHED ANGULAR FRAGMENTS OF SHALE. SOME SHALE FRAGMENTS SHOW AN EARLY STAGE OF FINE QUARTZ VEINING WHICH PREDATES EMPLACEMENT OF THE MAIN VEIN (S). THE SHALE FRAGMENTS AND ENCLOSING WALLROCKS HAVE RESPONDED TO ALTERATION BY BECOMING MORE MIICACEOUS AND BLEACHING TO A LIGHT TAN OR GREEN COLOR. VERY FINE GRAINED OXIDIZED PYRITE IS PRESENT IN THE COMB QUARTZ VEIN AND QUARTZ-CEMENTED SHALE BRECCIA. MN OXIDES (INCLUDING SOME CRYSTALLINE PYROLUSITE) ARE COMMON AS COATINGS AND COATS IN VEIN MATERIAL. THE VEINS ARE VUGGY AND OPEN-CENTERED. IRON OXIDES ARE LESS ABUNDANT AND ASSOCIATED WITH PYRITE.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): AREA IS STAKED AND THE SITE OF FAIRLY RECENT SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE EXPLORATION, PROBABLY 3-4 YRS. OLD.
Comment (Workings): ONE SHAFT WITH COLLAPSED HEAD FRAME. DRILL ROADS EXTEND ALONG NORTHERN FLANK OF KNOLL OCCUPIED BY WORKINGS, INTO SADDLE AREA, AND TO EAST IN AREA OF PROSPECTS. MORE SHAFTS HIGHER ON KNOLL
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P.,1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, SEPT. 22, 1983.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BULL. 73.
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.