The NBMG Sample Site 2882 is a silver, tungsten, and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,098 feet.
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Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Tungsten, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.89056, -119.09528
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NBMG Sample Site 2882 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Site 2882
District: Truckee District; Fireball Ridge
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Description: Minor Shear
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2882 FROM SHAFT DUMP CONTAINS 3 % FE, 2 % MG, 5 % CA, 0.5 % TI, 500 PPM MN, 20 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 7 PPM CO, 300 PPM CR, 7 PPM CU, 100 PPM LA, 70 PPM NI, 15 PPM PB, 20 PPM SC, 300 PPM SR, 70 PPM V, 20 PPM Y, 70 PPM ZR, AND 0.12 PPM HG (BY AA ANALYSIS).
Comment (Location): NW PART OF FIREBALL RIDGE. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): OLD WORKING; NO ACTIVITY WHEN EXAMINED IN 1985.
Comment (Deposit): SAMPLE WAS SELECTED FROM A DUMP IN FRONT OF A SHALLOW EXPLORATION SHAFT IN CHLORITIZED METASEDIMENTS WITH MINOR EPIDOTE. THE 30-FT SHAFT IS ON A MINOR SHEAR WHICH SHOWS VERY LITTLE ALTERATION OR MINERALIZATION, BUT MAY HAVE BEEN FOR TUNGSTEN(?)- IT IS NEAR A CONTACT.
Comment (Workings): 30-FT EXPLORATION SHAFT.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 26 FEB 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, R. AND SPEED, R. C., 1974, NBMG BULL 83, P. 85-86, 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.