The Star Point Mine is a copper mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,902 feet.
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Elevation: 4,902 Feet (1,494 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.45278, -117.87917
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Star Point Mine MRDS details
Primary: Star Point Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2335
Secondary: Azureite Copper Mine Sign On Old Building
District: Willow Creek District Area
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: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Thrust Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2335, SELECT PUMP AND PIT FACE MATERIAL WITH VISIBLE OXIDE CU MATERIAL, CONTAINS 3% FE, 0.7% MG, 3% CA, 0.2% TI, 100 PPM MN, 1.5 PPM AG, 200 PPM B, 1000 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 5 PPM CO, 150 PPM CR, +20000 PPM CU, 70 PPM NI, 70 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 150 PPM SR, 700 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 700 PPM ZN, 100 PPM ZR.
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Deposit): AZURITE AND MALACHITE OCCUR AS FRACTURE COATINGS WITH LIMONITE IN SHEARED AND BRECCIATED DARK QUARTZITE AND ARGILLITE. NUMEROUS 1-6 CM (AND WIDER) WHITE BULL QUARTZ VEINS CUT THE VALMY BUT OFTEN APPEAR UNRELATED TO THE OCCURRENCE OF OXIDE COPPER MINERALS. SEVERAL SHEAR ZONES APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN PROSPECTED. THEY GENERALLY TREND E-W TO NE AND DIP 35-40 N. JOHNSON SHOWS A THRUST FAULT NEAR THIS LOCALITY ENTIRELY WITHIN THE VALMY. NO SULFIDE MINERALS WERE SEEN. QUARTZ VEINING IS PRESENT ALONG AT LEAST ONE SHEAR ZONE.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL SHORT ADITS, NUMEROUS SHALLOW PROSPECT PITS AND BULL DOZERCUTS
Comment (Location): ON N. SIDE OF KLONDIKE CANYON NEAR MOUTH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 13 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL.I.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG DFR 85-3.
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.