The Malefactor Claims is a lead and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,900 feet.
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Elevation: 6,900 Feet (2,103 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Silver
Lat, Long: 38.06056, -114.61778
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Malefactor Claims MRDS details
Primary: Malefactor Claims
Secondary: Malefactor Claims 2
District: Bristol-Jackrabbit District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Thomas Grover
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1913
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Western Fault; Eastern Fault
Comment (Deposit): CLAIMS ARE ALONG A BELT OF IRON-STAINED BRECCIA STRIKING N15W, 20 50 FT WIDE. BRECCIA OCCCURS ABOUT ALONG STRIKE OF THE WESTERN FAULT. THE EASTERN FAULT ZONE IS REPRESENTED BY A BRECCIA ABOUT 0.25 MILE EAST OF THE CLAIMS. SILICEOUS FLOAT THAT CARRIES RESIDUAL GALENA, STAINED WITH YELLOW, EARTHY CERUSSITE AND OCCASIONALLY BY COPPER CARBONATES, INDICATING SOME FAIR-SIZED QUARTZ VEINS PROBABLY OCCUR IN THE YELLOWISH, SHALEY LIMESTONE BETWEEN THE TWO FAULT ZONES.
Comment (Location): A MILE SOUTH OF THE HOME RUN MINE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NO DEVELOPMENT WORK DONE AS OF 1913
Reference (Deposit): HILL, J.M., 1916, USGS BULL 648, P. 136
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.