Keno Claims

The Keno Claims is a silver and gold mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,991 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.

Mine Info

Name: Keno Claims  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 6,991 Feet (2,131 Meters)

Commodity: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 37.92056, -114.07889

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Keno Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Keno Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1709
Secondary: Delta? Claims


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Barium-Barite


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Eagle Valley (Fay) District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Burgess, D.
Years: 1983 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Several Shear Zones; Several Stages Of Pre-And Post-Mineral Faulting


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Alteration, Chloritization


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1709 CONTAINS 300 PPM MN, 5 PPM AG, 500 PPM BA, 20 PPM PB, 300 PPM SR, 100 PPM ZR.


Materials

Ore: Barite
Gangue: Clay
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Fluorite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): DOUBLE-PORTALLED ADIT BEGINS IN MASSIVE SILICEOUS OUTCROP OF QUARTZ-VEINED VOLCANIC AND QUARTZ-CEMENTED VOLCANIC BRECCIA. RUBBLY OUTCROPS OF QUARTZ-CEMENTED BRECCIA CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST 100 FT ABOVE LOWER ADIT (SAMPLE LOCATION 1709). OUTCROPS CONSIST OF AN INTERLOCKING NETWORK OF COCKSCOMB PRISMATIC, BANDED AND OPEN-CENTERED SUGARY WHITE QUARTZ VEINS AND VEINLETS WHICH CEMENT LIGHT PURPLE ANDESITE-DACITE(?) VOLCANIC BRECCIA FRAGMENTS. THE FRAGMENT ARE INTENSELY SILICIFIED AND HYDROTHERMALLY ALTERED. THE FRAGMENTS ARE LIGHT PURPLE IN COLOR WITH AN APHANITIC GROUNDMASS WHICH CONTAINS CLAY AND IRON-ALTERED PHENOCRYSTS OF PLAGIOCLASE AND CHLORITIZED HORNBLENDE(?) CRYSTALS. QUARTZ COMPRISES MORE THAN 50% OF THE BRECCIA ZONE WITH VEINS AS WIDE AS 1 IN AND AVERAGING 0.5 IN. IN WIDTH. QUARTZ AFTER CALCITE IS VERY COMMON. OXIDIZED PYRITE OCCURS IN THE FRAGMENTS AND IN THE VEIN MATERIAL. SOME FRAGMENTS ARE CUT BY EARLY-STAGE VITREOUS QUARTZ VEINLETS SOME OF THE VEIN MATERIAL IS LIGHT GREEN AND

Comment (Deposit): PINK AND MAY CONTAIN FLUORIDE AND/OR ADULARIA. THE N-S-TRENDING ADIT FOLLOWS A VERTICAL SHEAR ZONE ABOUT 3 FT WIDE. THE E-W ADIT FOLLOWS A LESS PRONOUNCED SHEAR ZONE. ENTIRE OUTCROP AT PORTAL IS SI

Comment (Workings): DOUBLE-PORTALLED ADIT. ADITS TREND E-W AND N-S. INCLINED SHAFT (RAISE?) LIES ABOVE ADITS CONNECTING WITH E-W ADIT. RECENT ROADWORK AND SURFACE EXPLORATION IN THE AREA

Comment (Geology): BLACK OBSIDIAN OCCURS AS FLOAT IN THE AREA.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972

Comment (Development): PROPERTY ACTIVELY EXPLORED IN 1983. UNDERGROUND WORKINGS RECENTLY EXAMINED AND SAMPLED. PORTAL AREA IS BULLDOZED AS ARE DUMPS IN FRONT OF PORTAL. NO ACTIVITY NOTED ACROSS DRAINAGE TO NORTH AT NW TRENDING ADIT


References

Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, SEPT. 14, 1983


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.