The NBMG Sample Site 2852 is a silver and gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,069 feet.
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Elevation: 5,069 Feet (1,545 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.83917, -118.47389
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NBMG Sample Site 2852 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Site 2852
Secondary: Box Canyon Mine
District: Haystack District
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.
Owner Name: Southern Pacific Railroad
Years: 1972 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2852 OF DUMP AND EXPOSED VEIN MATERIAL CONTAINS 3% FE, 0.1% MG, 2% CA, 0.15% TI, 500 PPM MN, 1500 PPM AS, 0.2 PPM AU (AA ANALYSIS), 70 PPM B, 200 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 10 PPM CR, 20 PPM CU, 7 PPM NI, 10 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 20 PPM V, 10 PPM Y, 20 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): SEVERAL MILES ON FOOT UP BOX CANYON AND NORTH 0.5 MILE ABOVE BOX CANYON SPRING NO. 2 (ON TOPO). ROAD CANNOT BE SEEN FROM BOX CANYON . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): OLD WORKINGS; HEADFRAME OF SHAFT STILL STANDING IN GOOD CONDITION, BUT ROAD IS GONE
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS IN METASILISTONE. SHAFT WAS SUNK ON A VEIN THAT IS BRECCIATED NEAR THE SURFACE ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE QUARTZ MATERIAL ON THE DUMP IS NOT BRECCIATED. NUMEROUS BULL QUARTZ VEINS OUT CROP ALONG THE MOUNTAIN SIDE AND LITTER THE LANDSCAPE AS SKREE.
Comment (Workings): SINGLE INCLINE SHAFT WITH HEADFRAME. INCLINE IS TRACKED AND APPEARS TO BE STILL USABLE
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 15 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.