The Szywala Claims is a iron mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,050 feet.
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Elevation: 6,050 Feet (1,844 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.52167, -114.78556
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Szywala Claims MRDS details
Primary: Szywala Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1742
District: Delamar District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Ted Szywala, C/O Parkway Dev. Co.,
Home Office: 9950 W. Lawrence, Schiller Park, Ill.
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1980
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1742 CONTAINS 15% FE, GREATER THAN 20% CA, 2000 PPM MN, 7 PPM AG, 200 PPM PB, 200 PPM SR.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN SEPT. 1983, BUT PROPERTY WAS STAKED
Comment (Deposit): MOST OF DUMP ROCK IS COMPOSED OF GRAY OR REDDISH LIMESTONE WITH HEMATITE(?)-FILLED GIRVANELLA ALGALOOVIDS. SOME OF THE ROCKS ARE BRECCIATED OR DISPLAY SILICA-CEMENTED FINE BRECCIA ZONES. OTHER LIMESTONE BRECCIA ON THE DUMP IS CEMENTED BY WHITE CALCITE. THE PRESENCE OF BRECCIA SLICKENSIDES INDICATES THAT THE ADIT FOLLOWS OR INTERCEPTS A FAULT ZONE, ALTHOUGH NO SUCH STRUCTURE IS OBVIOUS AT PORTAL. SAMPLE 1742 CONSISTS OF A FINE LIMESTONE BRECCIA CEMENTED WITH WHITE CALCITE WHICH CARRIES SCATTERED CRYSTALS OF OXIDIZED PYRITE. THE ROCKS SHOW SOME HEMATITE STAINING ALSO.?
Comment (Workings): ONE N45E ADIT IN LIMESTONE
Comment (Geology): PINK IRON STAINS AND WHITE, CALCITE-CLAY COAT BEDDING PLANE SURFACES
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT OF 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.