The Anchor is a silver mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,400 feet.
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Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)
Lat, Long: 35.75056, -115.43833
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Anchor MRDS details
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1952
Discovery Year: 1893
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Physiographic Detail: Spring Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic replacement
Form: FLATENED ELLIPTICAL PIPES
Description: Thrust Faults (Late Jurpssic, Early Tert). Fredrickson Rift Zone; (Nw Belt Of Shearing).
Description: Shallow Synclinal Fold, Normal Faults, Anticlinal Fold.,
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Analytical Data: CRUDE ORE COMMONLY CONTAINED LESS THAN 10% ZN, AND FROM 6 TO 16 OZ AG/TON.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Production): AG CONTENT IN THE GALENA WAS 1 OZ AG TO EVERY 5-6 % PB IN CONCENTRATE; 1 OZ AG FOR EVERY 10 % PB IN THE CRUDE ORE WITH UNOXIDIZED GALENA. CRUDE PB ORE CONTAINED 50 % PB AND LESS THAN 10 % ZN, BUT CONCENTRATE HAD SLIGHTLY MORE.
Comment (Deposit): THERE ARE 2 GROUPS OF ORE SHOOTS, ONE WITH MORE GALENA THAN HYDROZINCITE, AND ONE THAT HAS ONLY ZINC MINERALS
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A MAIN INCLINE, DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL LEVELS.202-FT SHAFT WITH 3 LEVELS, 212-FT WINZE FROM 3RD LEVEL.
Comment (Geology): THE WORKINGS CUT ACROSS THREE DIFFERENT ROCK TYPES, 1) MASSIVE LIMESTONE, 2) THINLY BEDDED LIMESTONE WITH LENTICS OF PRIMARY CHERT, 3) AND THINLY BEDDED NON-CHERTY LIMESTONE. ORE ZONE CLOSELY COINCIDES WITH CONTACT OF THIN BEDDED SHALY LIMESTONE WITH MASSIVE CHERT-BEARING BEDS ABOVE. GALENA FORMS POORLY-DEFINED LENSES 6-8 INCHES THICK AND 5-10 FT LONG IN BRECCIA ZONES; IN A LARGER ZONE UP TO 50 FT THICK.ZINC MINERALS MORE COMMON IN THE SOUTHERN STOPES, AND GALENA PRESENT THERE IS EMBEDDED IN THE MASSES OF HYDROZINCITE.
Reference (Production): HEWETT, D.F., 1931, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOODSPRINGS QUAD., NEV., USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 162, P.160. LONGWELL, ET AL., 1965.
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C.R., ETAL, 1965, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO., NEV., NBMG BULL 62, P186.
Reference (Deposit): ALBRITON, C.C., ETAL, 1954, GEOLOGIC CONTROLS OF LEAD AND ZINC DEPOSITS IN GOODSPRINGS (YELLOW PINE)
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, D.F., 1931, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOODSPRINGS QUAD., NEV., USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 162, P.160.
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.