The Little Buck Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,929 feet.
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Elevation: 6,929 Feet (2,112 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.90528, -114.05833
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Little Buck Mine MRDS details
Primary: Little Buck Mine
Secondary: Winner No. 2 Claim and Snowflake No. 10 Claim
District: Eagle Valley (Gold Springs) District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Andesite Mining Co.
Years: 1935 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: N50w, 38ne Fault, Probably Pre-Mineral With Small Post-Mineral Movement.; Other Small Post-Mineral Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: ASSAYS UP TO 0.9 OZ/T AU
Comment (Development): LARGEST MINE ON THE SNOWFLAKE VEIN, RIVALS THE JENNIE AS THE LARGEST PRODUCER IN THE DISTRICT.
Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF MIDNIGHT WASH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1982
Comment (Workings): THE LITTLE BUCK SHAFT IS INCLINED 70 DEGREE AND HAS 4 LEVELS AT 70 FT, 135 FT, 185 FT AND 270 FT. THERE ARE 60 FT OF DRIFTS ON THE 70 FT LEVEL, 340 ON THE 1358 520 ON THE 185 AND 420 FT OF DRIFTS OF DRIFTS ONTHE 270 FT LEVEL. ORE BODY WAS DEVELOPED AND MINED BY RAISING FROM THE LEVELS AND STOPING ORE BETEEN THE LEVELS. SHAFT CAVED 20 FT BELOW COLLAR IN 1976
Comment (Production): PROBABLY HAD PRODUCTION OF AS MUCH AS THE JENNIE MINE, WHICH PRODUCED 16, 391 TONS, 1907-1948.
Comment (Deposit): AN EASTERN STRAND OF THE SNOWFLAKE VEIN CALLED THE LITTLE BUCK VEIN. AT SOME PLACES THERE IS A SPLITTING OF THE VEIN BUT AFTER A FEW FT THE AVERAGE WIDTH IS AGAIN DEVELOPED. BOXWORK DERIVED FROM PYRITE
Reference (Production): PERRY, L.I., 1976, P.42.
Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., 1976, UTAH GEOLOGY, VOL. 3, NO. 1, P.23-49, 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.