The Snow Squall Mine is a gold, silver, and fluorine-fluorite mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,249 feet.
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Elevation: 5,249 Feet (1,600 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver, Fluorine-Fluorite
Lat, Long: 40.50778, -118.73722
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Snow Squall Mine MRDS details
Primary: Snow Squall Mine
Secondary: Far Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1490
District: Farrell District; Stone House District; Seven Troughs District (Northern Part)
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.
Owner Name: Pacific Coast Mines Inc. ; Standard Slag Co, Reno
Years: 1983 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1490 CONTAINS 0.5% FE, 0.2% MG, +20% CA, 0.07% TI, 30 PPM MN, 70 PPM AG, 300 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 5 PPM CU, 50 PPM LA, 20 PPM MO, 30 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 200 PPM SR, 70 PPM Y, 50 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): ZONE.
Comment (Geology): NAME SNOW SQUALL TAKEN FROM CLAIM MAP IN SHAMBERGER
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): FRESH DOZER WORK; ROTARY DRILL RIG ON PROPERTY
Comment (Deposit): TWIN WORKINGS ON SOUTH SLOPE OF HILL; LOWER ADIT DRIVEN NORTH INTO HILL EXPOSES CRUSHED, HORIZONTAL FLOW CONTACT AT PORTAL. ROCK HEAVY WITH MNO AND FE OX. ROCK ON DUMPS IS FE-OXIDE STAINED ALTERED ANDESITE, SOME FLUORITE-BEARING QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL. UPPER WORKINGS ARE A VERTICAL SHAFT COLLARED IN PINK FLAGGY RHYOLITE FLOW. ROCK ON DUMP FRIABLE, FE-OXIDE STAINED RHYOLITE WITH FLUORITE-QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL. FLUORITE PRESENT AS CLOTS, SUBHEDRAL MAMMILLARY FRACTURE FILLINGS AND IN VUGS. SOME WHITE CHALCEDONIC QUARTZ PRESENT. SAMPLE 1490 TAKEN FROM HIGH-GRADE PILE BY SHAFT. IN SMALL PIT DOWNSLOPE FROM SAMPLE SITE, A N 40 W, 60 SW SHEAR ZONE IS EXPOSED. BLACK ALTERED HORNFELS ON HANGING WALL, GREEN AND COLORLESS FLUORITE PRESENT IN SHEAR ZONE WITH FE-OX; ZONE 0.5-1.00 FT WIDE, 2 INCHES OF FLUORITE NEAR FOOTWALL. IN PIT ABOUT 20 FT TO THE EAST, WHITE-TAN KAOLINIZED DIKE IS EXPOSED, DIKE VERY FINE-GRAINED, MAINLY QUARTZ (COULD BE PHOYLITE) LIES IN THE FOOTWALL OF THE FLUORITE RICH
Comment (Workings): ADITS AND SHAFT; NEW DOZER WORK; DRILL HOLES; STOPE
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 7 JUN 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION, AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): SHAMBERGER, H.A., 1972, HISTORIC MINING CAMPS OF NEVADA-SEVEN TROUGHS, NEVADA HISTORICAL
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. I.
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.