The Santa Maria Prospect is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.50444, -118.74083
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Santa Maria Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Santa Maria Prospect
Secondary: Lucky Four and Doc Claims
District: Farrell District; Stonehouse Canyon District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Victor Industries Inc.
Home Office: 13238 Northup Way #1, Bellevue, Wa 98005.
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: ROTARY DRILL HOLE VI SHOWED HEAVY SULFIDES UP TO THE 300 FT LEVEL AND A SPOT ASSAY AT THE 50-60 FT LEVEL OF HOLE VI SHOWED 12 OZ/ST AG AND 0.06 OZ/ST AU.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): MINE SEARCH ANNUAL 1984-85, P. 396.
Comment (Location): UTM IS TO CLAIM AREA. CLAIMS COVER A LARGE AREA IN VICINITY OF DEVANEY, SNOW SQUALL, AND STONEHOUSE CANYON MINE . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 15 MINING CLAIMS COVERING 300 ACRES, A COMBINATION OF 2 PROPERTIES, THE DOC AND LUCKY FOUR CLAIMS. MILL SITE IS LOCATED TO SERVE BOTH AN EQUAL DISTANCE. IT PERMITS ARE RECEIVED, A SMALL TEST OPERATION MAY BE CONDUCTED THIS SEASON (1984 REPORT). IN 1981, THE LOADING AND PRODUCTION AREA WAS ENLARGED. A 2-WEEK PROGRAM WITH ROTARY DRILLING WAS DONE ON THE PROPERTY FOR A TOTAL OF 1100 FT. INTERVALS. IN 1983, A SMALL TONNAGE MILLING TEST WAS SUCCESSFUL IN JULY. IN 1984, VICTOR WAS DOING PRELIMINARY FEASIBILITY WORK ON THIS PROPERRY WHILE PERMITTING CONTINUES. SMALL-SCALE TEST MILLING COULD BEGIN THIS YEAR (1984). REFURBISHING OF THE CORONADO MINERALS MILL UNDER A RENEGOTIATED CONTRACT WAS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE BY FALL OF 1984. MILL CAPACITY WOULD BE 125 ST/DAY.
Comment (Deposit): THE CONSULTING GEOLOGIST REPORTED THAT THE GEOLOGY IS VERY SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE DELAMAR AND ROCHESTER AREA OF BULK-TONNAGE LOW-GRADE SILVER FROM EPITHERMAL VEIN-TYPE DEPOSITS FOUND IN VOLCANIC RHYOLITE HOST OF TRIASSIC AND TERTIARY AGE. THE DEPOSITS ARE IN A VEIN, DIKE-LIKE STRUCTURE WHICH OUT CROPS ALONG A HILL-TOP SADDLE.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT
Reference (Deposit): NORTH AMERICAN GOLD MINING INDUSTRY NEWS, 8/83, P. 10.
Reference (Deposit): BLM CLAIM RECORDS, 1986.
Reference (Deposit): MINESEARCH ANNUAL, 1984-85, VOL. VII, P. 395-397; METALS ECONOMICS GROUP, BOULDER, CO.
Reference (Deposit): THE MINING RECORD, 12/23/81; 2/10/81; 4/28/82; 8/1/84, P. 3.
Reference (Deposit): VICTOR INDUSTRIES PRESS RELEASE, 1/14/83
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.