The Fortuna and Helen Claims is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,201 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.93611, -114.08583
Map: View on Google Maps
MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.
Fortuna and Helen Claims MRDS details
Primary: Fortuna and Helen Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1725
Secondary: Delta B Claims
District: Eagle Valley District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Argillization (Kaolinization)
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1725 CONTAINS 1000 PPM MN, 200 PPM AG, 200 PPM BA, 100 PPM MO, 100 PPM PB, 200 PPM SR, 70 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Deposit): BRECCIA CEMENTED BY CHACEDONIC QUARTZ. THE FRAGMENTS IN THE BRECCIA ARE ANDESITIC (RELICT PLAGIOCLASE OBSERVED) AND LESSER AMOUNTS OF RHYOLITE. SOME FRAGMENTS SHOW MULTIPLE BRECCIATION TEXTURES AND ALMOST
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL OLD WORKINGS IN AREA ARE NOW OBLITERATED BY RECENT BULLDOZING OF RIDGE AREA. WORKINGS EXAMINED ARE TWO N 70 W-TRENDING INCLINED SHAFTS, 1 CAVED, 1 OPEN.
Comment (Deposit): NARROW RIDGE IS UNDERLAIN BY RESISTANT RIB OF QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEIN MATERIAL, QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEIN BRECCIA, BRECCIATED AND VEINED VOLCANIC MOST ROCK. VEIN IS QUITE RESISTANT AND SILICEOUS. CALCITE (BLACK AND WHITE) AND SIDERITE DOMINATE VEIN COMPOSITION IN THE LOWER PORTION WITH INCREASING SILICA TOWARD THE TOP. THE TOP OF THE EXPOSED OUTCROP HAS A RUBBLY "BULL QUARTZ" (MASSIVE TEXTURE) APPEARANCE. THE LOWER CONTACT OF THE EXPLORED VEIN IS EXPOSED IN THE CAVED SHAFT. THE CONTACT APPEARS BRECCIATED AND CONTAINS FRAGMENTS OF ARGILLIZED (KAOLINIZED) ANDESITE. MUCH OF THE VEIN IS COMPOSED OF SUGARY TO MASSIVE WHITE QUARTZ. PODS AND VEINLETS OF BROWN SIDERITE AND WHITE CALCITE ARE COMMON. SOME PORTIONS OF THE VEIN ARE BRECCIATED AND INDEED VEIN MAY JUST BE PART OF A LARGER ZONE OF BRECCIATION. IN FACT, SOME QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL IN THE AREA IS ITSELF BRECCIATED AND RECEMENTED BY SILICA. ALSO VUGGY, COCKS COMB QUARTZ VEINS ABOUT 1 IN. WIDE CROSSCUT FRAGMENTS CONTAINED IN VOLCANIC
Comment (Development): SURFACE EXPLORATION OF THE AREA (TRENCHING, SCRAPING) PROBABLY OCCURRED THIS SPRING OR SUMMER (1983). EVIDENCE OF GEOCHEMICAL SAMPLING OF VEIN OUTCROP. RECENT EXPLORATION ACTIVITY-POSSIBLE DRILL SITE
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1985, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, 9/19/83
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.