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Dyer Ranch Shaft

The Dyer Ranch Shaft is a copper, lead, silver, and zinc mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,951 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Dyer Ranch Shaft  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation: 4,951 Feet (1,509 Meters)

Commodity: Copper, Lead, Silver, Zinc

Lat, Long: 37.75833, -118.02167

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Dyer Ranch Shaft MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Dyer Ranch Shaft
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 1254
Secondary: 1965


Commodity

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


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Dyer District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1887
Discovery Year: 1863
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1254 CONTAINS 5% FE, 0.05% MG, 0.07% CA, 0.1% TI, 20 PPM MN, 3000 PPM AG, 10000 PPM AS, 200 PPM B, 70 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 10 PPM CR, 1000 PPM CU, 20 PPM LA, 5 PPM NI, + 20000 PPM PB, 1500 PPM SB, 5 PPM SC, 500 PPM SR, 30 PPM V, 10 PPM Y, 1500 PPM ZN, 50 PPM ZR.


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIMES OF EXAMINATION IN 1982 AND 1984, BUT AREA WASSTAKED.

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS IN SHALE, RANDOM, VARIABLE ORIENTATION. VEINS FOLLOW CONTORTED BEDDING PLANES IN SHALE, LIMESTONE. VEINS ARE OF WHITE "BULL" QUARTZ STAINED WITH FE OXIDE AND CU OXIDE (MINOR).

Comment (Workings): SHAFT, CUTS


References

Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, F.C., 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA; NEVADA NEWSLETTER PUBLISHING CO., RENO, NEVADA.

Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1982, FIELD EXAMINATION, AUG. 16, 1982.

Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION 4/28/84.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 83-12, 1983.


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.