The Uvada Tunnel is a silver and gold mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,781 feet.
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Elevation: 6,781 Feet (2,067 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 37.90111, -114.05083
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Uvada Tunnel MRDS details
Primary: Uvada Tunnel
District: Eagle Valley (Gold Springs) 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
Description: Slight To Intense Fracturing; Cross-Faulting
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: OF 3 VEIN SAMPLES, ONLY ONE SHOWED GOLD AND SILVER
Analytical Data: 0.065 OZ/T AU AND 0.1 OZ/T AG
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Deposit): AN AREA OF MASSIVE CALCITE 25 FT WIDE, 50 FT FROM THE FACE, MAY POSSIBLY CORRELATE WITH THE SPAR VEIN IN THE JENNIE MINE. A CALCITE VEIN CONTAINING MANGANESE OXIDES, WHICH IS PROBABLY THE JENNIE VEIN, WAS INTERSECTED 520 FT FROM THE PORTAL AND ADRIFT WAS DRIVEN ALONG IT TO THE NORTH FOR 170 FT.
Comment (Workings): UVADA TUNNEL WAS DRIVEN TO CROSSCUT THE THOR AND JENNIE VEINS. ONE MAJOR VEIN IS CROSSCUT 520 FT FROM THE PORTAL, AND WAS DRIFTER ON THE NORTH.
Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., 1976, UTAH GEOLOGY, VOL. 3, NO 1., P. 34, PL. 2
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.