The NBMG Sample Site 2883 is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,902 feet.
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Elevation: 4,902 Feet (1,494 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.89611, -119.10222
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NBMG Sample Site 2883 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Site 2883
District: Truckee District; Fireball Ridge
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Porphyry Cu-Mo
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2883 FROM SULFIDE-BEARING QUARTZ VEIN IN STOPE CONTAINS 0.3 % FE, 0.02 % MG, 10 PPM MN, 150 PPM AG, 50 PPM B, 300 PPM BI, 30 PPM CD, 70 PPM CU, 30 PPM LA, 2000 PPM PB, 15 PPM SN, 2000 PPM ZN, AND 0.1 PPM HG (BY AA ANALYSIS).
Comment (Workings): OPEN STOPE ABOUT 50 FT DEEP, 40 FT ALONG STRIKE.
Comment (Location): NW END OF FIREBALL RIDGE, ACCESSIBLE BY GOOD E-W ROAD NEAR POWER LINES. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1985. OLD WORKINGS; STOPING INDICATES SOME SMALL PAST PRODUCTION.
Comment (Deposit): A 4-FT QUARTZ VEIN HAS BEEN OPEN-STOPED TO SURFACE. VEIN IS NEAR CONTACT BETWEEN DIORITE AND YOUNGER ANDESITIC VOLCANICS. OLD TIMBERS AND ORE PILLARS ARE HOLDING THE OPEN-STOPE, WHICH APPEARS TO BE 30-40 YEARS OLD (?) SAMPLE INCLUDES MINERALIZATION FROM THE VEIN, ORE-PILLARS AND DUMPS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, R., SPEED, R. C., 1974, NBMG BULL 83, P, 85-86, PL. I.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 26 FEB 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.