The Black Star Claim Group is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,800 feet.
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Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 40.77861, -119.00278
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Black Star Claim Group MRDS details
Primary: Black Star Claim Group
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 2928
District: Trego Mining Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2928 CONTAINS 3 % FE, 0.7 % MG, 0.5 % CA, 0.1 % TI, 150 PPM MN, 2 PPM AG, 300 PPM AS, 70 PPM B, 500 PPM BI, 30 PPM CO, 150 PPM CU, 7 PPM MO, 150 PPM NI, 30 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 200 PPM V, 15 PPM ZR, AND 9.0 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS). SAMPLE 2929 CONTAINS 7 % FE, 0.05 % MG, 1.5 % CA, 0.015 % TI, 50 PPM MN, 7 PPM AG, 500 PPM AS, 15 PPM AU, 15 PPM B, 700 PPM BI, 70 PPM CO, 700 PPM CU, 150 PPM NI, 50 PPM PB, 150 PPM V, AND 7.0 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS). SAMPLE 2930 CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.02 % MG, 0.1 % CA, 0.005 % TI, 50 PPM MN, 700 PPM AG, 1000 PPM AS, 30 PPM B, 70 PPM BA, 1000 PPM BI, 50 PPM CD, 7 PPM CO, 20000 PPM CU, 20 PPM LA, 50 PPM NI, 700 PPM PB, +10000 PPM SB, 200 PPM V, 300 PPM ZN, AND 1.5 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS).
Comment (Location): UTM IS FOR SAMPLE SITE 2929, ADIT; UTM FOR SAMPLE SITE 2928 IS N4515870, E331020; UTM FOR SAMPLE SITE 2930 IS N4515670, E330590. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): LOTS OF RECENT LOCAL PROSPECTING ACTIVITY, STAKING, BUT NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1985. MANY GENERATIONS OF CLAIM POSTS. ROAD IS VERY OLD AND BUILT BY HAND.
Comment (Deposit): METAVOLCANICS ON EAST AND GRANODIORITE ON WEST. EXTENSIVE QUARTZ VEIN SYSTEM WITH MOST WORKINGS IN THE GRANODIORITE, ON N-TRENDING VEINS. SMALL ADIT FOLLOWS A N10W VEIN DIPPING 10 W; THIS VEIN WAS OPEN-STOPED ALONG E SIDE OF HILL FOR 200 FT (SAMPLE 2928). ADIT AND INCLINE NEAR MILLSITE EXPLORED SEVERAL VEINS (N10W) IN GRANODIORITE (SAMPLE 2929). LOCALLY, THERE ARE PODS OF BLACK TOURMALINE ADJACENT TO OR NEAR CONTACT ZONES. VEIN MATERIAL HAS BEEN SORTED AND STACKED IN PILES. ONLY VISIBLE MINERALIZATION IN VEINS IS PYRITE AND FE OXIDES.
Comment (Workings): ADITS, OPEN STOPES, MINOR TRENCHING, PROSPECTS, LOADING FACILITY, REMNANTS OF A CRUSHING AND SORTING MILL.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 5 JUN 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOGNSON, 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.