The Gossan is a lead, zinc, silver, and copper mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Commodity: Lead, Zinc, Silver, Copper
Lat, Long: 37.94833, -117.48361
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Gossan MRDS details
District: Lone Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Sericitization Of Granite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Workings): 40-FT INCLINED SHAFT
Comment (Geology): POSSIBLE PRESENCE OF A PORPHYRY CU DEPOSIT
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED AREA. EXACT LOCATION UNCERTAIN. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Location): SOUTH OF THE GOLD EAGLE, ACCESSIBLE BY 4 WHEEL DRIVE ON DIRTROAD. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): POSSIBLY A FEW TONS OF OXIDE ORE PRODUCED
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE OCCURS ALONG CONTACT BETWEEN SILICATED AND MARBELMINERALIZED ROCK IS A GOSSAN WITH PLUMBOJAROSITE, SMITHSONITE AND CU OXIDES. GRANITE PORPHYRY IS BLEACHED AND SERICITIZED, INTRUDING A SMALL DIORITE BODY AS WELL AS MULE SPRINGS LIMESTONE.
Comment (Workings): 30-METER SHAFT, SEVERAL PROSPECT PITS ON PROPERTY
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM,H.F., JR., 1979, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): ALBERS,J.P. AND STEWART,J.H. 1972, NBMG BULL. 78.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 83-8, 83-11, 1983
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.