Taylor Mine

The Taylor Mine is a silver mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,546 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Taylor Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 7,546 Feet (2,300 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 39.08361, -114.68306

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Taylor Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Taylor Mine
Secondary: Monitor Group
Secondary: Argus Group
Secondary: Argus Pit
Secondary: Bishop Pit
Secondary: Reynolds Tunnel


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Antimony
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Taylor District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Silver King Mines, Inc., K. L. Stoker, President
Home Office: P.O. Box 324, East Ely, Nv 89315
Years: 1988 -


Production

Year: 1930
Time Period: 1930'S
Material type: ORE AG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^10 Oz Ag/Ton Average
Year: 1892
Time Period: 1872-1892
Material type: ORE AG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^20 Oz Ag/Ton Average
Year: 1982
Time Period: 1981-1982
Material type: AG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^From 400,000 Tons Ore


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1868
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Distal disseminated Ag-Au


Orebody

Form: BLANKET (DUE TO SUPERGENE REDISTRIBUTION)

Form: BLANKET (DUE TO SUPERGENE REDISTRIBUTION)


Structure

Type: R
Description: Reg.Struct: Nnw Trending Assymetrical Anticline With A Vertical W Limb And Gently Dipping E Limb

Type: L
Description: 2 Prominent Fracture Systems Associated With The Anticline One Nnw, One Ne. Some Of The Nnw Fractures Have Fault Offset, Down On West. Original Movement Was Pre-Ore, But Reactivation Occurred During Basin And Range Tectonics.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Jasperization Of Limestone; Silicification; Kaolinization And Sericitization Of Dike Rock


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age in Years: 35.000000+-
Age Young: Tertiary


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Pyrargyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Stibnite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Fluorite
Gangue: Clay
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Development): ACTIVE OPENPIT MINE AND CYANIDATION MILL EMPLOYING A TOTAL OF 56 PERSONS IN 1983. THE MINEWAS ACTIVE IN THE 1860'S. SILVERKING MINES EXPLORED AND DEVELOPED THE DEPOSIT IN THE 1960'S AND 1970'S. IN 1981, SILVER KING MINES INC. AND AGNEW ENTERPRISES WERE JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS IN THE PROJECT WITH SILVER KING AS OPERATOR. MILL WASBUILT AND MINE OPENED IN 1981 BUT CLOSED IN JUNE 1982 WHEN SILVER DROPPED BELOW$5/OZ. WORKERS WERE CALLED BACK IN SEPT 1982 WHEN SILVER PRICES WERE $8-$9/OZ. TAYLOR MINE HAD BEEN MINED SPORADICALLY IN THE 1950'S WHEN IT WAS PURCHASED BY APREDECESSOR COMPANY OF SILVER KING WHICH WAS INCORPORATED IN 1964. THE SITE HADBEEN RE-EXAMINED IN 1960 AND A HIGH-GRADE MINE WAS IN PRODUCTION FOR ONE YEAR-1965. LOW-GRADE ORE WAS FOUND IN A 3-MILE-SQUARE AREA, AND WHEN SILVER PRICES ROSE IN 1973, THE COMPANY PUT TOGETHER A MAJOR OPERATION TO MINE THE SITE. 85-90% RECOVERY. NERCO ACQUIRED A 50% INTEREST IN TAYWR IN 1984, AS A J.V. WITH SILVER KING. THE MINE SHUT DOWN AGAIN

Comment (Geology): GEOL.COM: SILICA AND SILVER APPEAR TO BE CONTEMPORANEOUS AND ARE SLIGHTLY OLDER THAN THE MID-TERTIARY INTRUSIVE RHYOLITE. SOLUTIONS ENTERED ALONG FRACTURE SYSTEMS AND DEPOSITED MINERALS IN CRACKLE BRECCIA IN AND NEAR THE AXIS OF THE ANTICLINE, AT OR NEAR THE GUILMETTE-PILOT CONTACT. A PERIOD OF CALCITE DEPOSITION FOLLOWED THE ORE-FORMING PERIOD. THE SOURCE OF THE SILVER MAY HAVE BEEN A DEEP-SEATED INTRUSIVE BODY, OR THECHAINMAN SHALE AND MID-TERTIARY INTERMEDIATE VOLCANIC FLOWS.

Comment (Location): UTM IS TO APPROXIMATE CENTER OF LARGE AREA OF WORKINGS COVERING OVER 400 ACRES . INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION WAS 1200 TONS/DAY OF ORE, PRODUCING 90000 OZ AG/MONTH IN 1981. MINE LIFE PROJECTED AT 15 YEARS

Comment (Commodity): ORE BOUNDARIES ARE "ASSAY WALLS" WITH MINERALIZATION GRADATIONAL INTO HOST ROCK. LIMONITE PSEUDOMORPHING PYRITE.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): PAY DIRT, SEPT, 1982.

Comment (Development): DUE TO LOW AG PRICE IN JAN. 1985. SILVER KING (WITH PARTNERS PACIFIC SILVER, AND NERCO) ANNOUNCEC ESPLORATION IN THE TAYLOR AREA FOR GOLD IN 1987.

Comment (Workings): 2 OPEN PITS, OPEN CUTS, TAYLOR SHAFT, REYNOLDS TUNNEL. 1:1 STRIPPING RATIO OLD UNDERGROUND WORKINGS ARE INACTIVE

Comment (Deposit): ORE CONSISTS OF FINELY DISSEMINATED CYRSTALS OF ARGENTITE AND CLOTS OF NATIVE AG IN A GANGUE OF SILICIFIED LIMESTONE (JASPEROID). MUCH OF THE JASPEROID CONSISTS OF BRECCIA FRAGMENTS. CALCITE AND QUARTZ OCCUR AS LATE-STAGE VEINS AND AS MATRIX CEMENT IN JASPEROID BRECCIA. THERE ARE ALSO RARELY OCCURRING STIBNITE, SPHALERITE, TETRAHEDRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, GALENA, PYRAGYRITE. DEPOSITS CONSISTS OF LARGE TABULAR MASSES OF ARGENTIFEROUS JASPEROID AT TOP OF GUILMETTE LIMESTONE. ORE OCCUPIES CREST AND FLANKS OF THE N-TRENDING ASSYMETRICAL ANTICLINE WHICH IS THE DOMINAT STRUCTURAL FEATURE OF THE DISTRICT. ORE IS FLAT-LYING ON THE CREST OF THE ANTICLINE, DIPS VERTICALLY ON THE WEST FLANK AND DIPS GENTLY ON THE EAST FLANK. FORM OF ORE BODIES HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT MODIFIED BY LATE MOVEMENT ALONG N- AND ENE-TRENDING NORMAL FAULTS. ORE BODY AVERAGES 50 FTTHICK.


References

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MAP 84, 1983, ACTIVE MINES AND OIL FIELDS

Reference (Deposit): DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, 1983, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1983.

Reference (Deposit): PAY DIRT, SEPT., 1982.

Reference (Deposit): UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE TAYLOR SILVER DISTRICT, NBMGFILES

Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J., SMITH, P., JONES, R., AND TINGLEY, J., 1981, FIELD EXAMINATIONREPORT - MINE TOUR.

Reference (Deposit): HAVENSTRITE, S.R., 1984, SEG FIELD TRIP GUIDE, G.S.A ANN. MTG., RENO, NV.

Reference (Deposit): DREWES, H.; 1967, USGS P.P. 557

Reference (Deposit): LOVERING, T., 1974, JASPEROID AS A GUIDE TO MINERALIZATION IN THE TAYLOR MINING DISTRICT...," CON GEOL VOL 69.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 340, PRESS CLIPPINGS THROUGH 1987.

Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, 1989

Reference (Production): COUCH AND CARPENTER, 1943. PRESS IPPINGS, MINING DISTRICT FILE 340. BONHAM, 1989

Reference (Reserve-Resource): PRESS CLIPPINGS, MINING DISTRICT FILE 340 BONHAM, 1989


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.