The Quartz Claims is a silica mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 38.02306, -118.13861
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Quartz Claims MRDS details
Primary: Quartz Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1072
District: Black Horse
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Merle Swanson
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Workings): WORKING CONSIST OF A COUPLE OF DOZER CUTS IN GRAND DIORITE, WHICH IS CUT BY MASSIVE QUARTZ VEINS.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ OCCURS IN MASSIVE BULL QUARTZ VIENS AND AS INTERSEPTS IN FELDSPAR RICH PEGMITITE DIKE.
Comment (Geology): SERICITE BANDS OCCUR AT CONTACT BETWEEN PEGMATITE AND GRANODIORITE. PEGMATITE DIKE IS ABOUT 20 FT WIDE, CUT WITH GREEN MICA, CONTAINS BIOTITE CHRYSTALS UP TO 1 INCH; FE OXIDE ALONG FRACTURES, DENDRITIC PYROLUSITE AND CHORITIZED IN AREAS. DIKE TRENDS N20W. FELDSPAR APPEARS TO BE PLAGIOCLASE WITH ORTHOCLASE(?).
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): SMITH, 1982, FIELD EXAMENATION (AUG. 5, 1982)
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.