The NBMG Sample Location 1759 is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,899 feet.
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Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.43833, -114.73722
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NBMG Sample Location 1759 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Location 1759
District: Delamar Area
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: Fe-Staining, Bleaching, Kaolinization Of Rhyolite; Silification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1759 CONTAINS 200 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 100 PPM BA, 100 PPM CU, 50 PPM PB, 500 PPM SB
Comment (Deposit): BETWEEN FRAGMENTS. VEIN WAS PROBABLY EMPLACED ALONG A FAULT WHICH DOWNDROPS FE-STAINED BLEACHED VOLCANICS AGAINST CAMBRIAN LIMESTONE, AS VOLCANICS ARE EXPOSED ON WEST SIDE OF VEIN IN ONE PORTION OF T
Comment (Workings): AT LEAST 3 SHAFTS WITH CONNECTING DRIFTS OR STOPES ALONG VEIN STRUCTURE. AT LEAST 4 DRILL HOLES AND PADS LOCATED NEAR OR ADJACENT TO WORKINGS (NORTHERN WORKINGS). 2 INCLINED SHAFTS AND A CONNECTING STOPE AT SOUTHERN WORKINGS.
Comment (Deposit): NORTHERN SHAFT BEGINS IN ALTERED RHYOLITE. MOST OF DUMP CONSISTS OF WHITE ALTERED RHYOLITE WHICH SHOWS OXIDIZED CLOTS AND GHOSTS AFTER PYRITE AND PINK, RED AND ORANGE IRON OXIDE BANDS OR OXIDATION RINGS. A SMALL AMOUNT OF GREY LIMESTONE WITH CALCITE VEINING WAS ALSO FOUND ON THEDUMP. DRILL CUTTINGS ARE ALSO COMPOSED OF GREY LIMESTONE. SOUTHERN WORKINGS ARE A COMBINATION OF 2 INCLINED SHAFTS AND A CONNECTING STOPE. THESE WORKINGS PROVIDE BETTER EXPOSURE OF THE MINERALIZED VEIN STRUCTURE. A QUARTZ-CEMENTED BRECCIA VEIN CUTS GREY LAMINATED LIMESTONES, MEDIUM-BEDDED (1-2FT) CONTAINING GIRVANELLA ALGAL PODS AND STRIKING N10E, DIP 35 SE. THE EXPOSED VEIN IS ABOUT 3 FT WIDE AT MAIN WORKING BUT APPEARS TO NARROW TO THE NORTH TO 1-2 FT WIDE. THE VEIN IS COMPOSED MAINLY OF QUARTZ AND QUARTZ-CEMENTED LIMESTONE BRECCIA. LIMESTONE FRAGMENTS CONTAINED IN THE VEIN ARE SILICIFIED, FE-STAINED AND RECEMENTED BY WHITE VITREOUS AND GREY COMB AND DRUSY EPITHERMAL QUARTZ. EUHEDRAL QUARTZ-FILLED MGS OCCUR
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983, BUT PROBABLY DRILLED WITHIN PAST 3-5 YEARS.
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMIT, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, 10/2/83
Reference (Deposit): CALLAGHAN, E, 1937, UNR BULL VOL 31, NO. 5.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H. 1970, NBMG BULL 73, PL. II.
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.