The Bunce Prospect is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,626 feet.
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Elevation: 4,626 Feet (1,410 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.26583, -118.80278
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Bunce Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Bunce Prospect
Secondary: D B Claim
Secondary: D B Nos. 1-17 Claims
Secondary: Bunce Lease
Secondary: Discovery Zone
Secondary: North Zone
Secondary: Santa Fe East Zone
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Noramex Minerals/ Annabel Gold Mines Inc. Joint Venture
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Description: Faulting And Fracturing
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Comment (Deposit): THE GOLD OCCURS AS FINE PARTICLES DISSEMINATED IN RHYOLITE. EMPLACEMENT APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO SILICIFICATION AND HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION IN A NEAR-SURFACE ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERIZED BY HYDROTHERMAL EXPLOSION BRECCIAS AND EXTENSIVE FOSSIL HOT SPRING SINTERS.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: HOT-SPRING AU-AG.
Comment (Workings): TRENCHES
Comment (Development): THE BUNCE PROPERTY WAS DISCOVERED IN THE 1930'S, BUT REMAINED UNDEVELOPED UNTIL THE ADVENT OF HEAP LEACH TECHNOLOGY. IN 1984, HILLSIDE ENERGY LEASED 80 ACRES OF PRIVATE LAND FROM THE BUNCE ESTATE AND JOINT VENTURED IT WITH NORAMEX MINERALS. ADDITIONAL LAND WAS ACQUIRED BY STAKING. ALSO IN 1984, TRENCHING EXPOSED GOLD MINERALIZATION OVER WIDTHS OF 30 AND 25 M, OPEN ON BOTH ENDS, IN 2 TRENCHES 120 M APART. IN APRIL 1987, CALVADA RESOURCES OPTIONED THE PROPERTY AND DRILLED 4970 FT. BEFORE DROPPING THE OPTION. IN LATE 1988, NORAMEX INCREASED ITS INTEREST FROM 56% TO 100% BY BUYING OUT THE HILLSIDE INTEREST. IN 1989, NORAMEX FINALIZED AGREEMENT WITH SANTA FE PACIFIC MINERALS INC. TO UNITIZE THE RESPECTIVE MINERAL LANDS IN THE AREA. IN MAY 1990, NORAMEX GRANTED ANNABEL GOLD MINES INC. THE RIGHT TO EARN 44% RELATIVE TO NORAMEX BY INCURRING $800,000 IN EXPLORATION EXPENDITURES. PRIOR TO THE SANTA FE AGREEMENT, 6420 FT. HAD BEEN DRILLED ON THE BUNCE LEASE PLUS 1600 FT. BY SANTA FE ON ITS
Comment (Development): ADJOINING GROUND. THE BEST DRILL INTERCEPT WAS 70 FT./0.107 OPT AU. A 6090 FT. DRILLING PROGRAM WAS COMPLETED ON THE SANTA FE AND BUNCE LEASE GROUND IN 1990. A 15,000 FT. REVERSE CIRCULATION DRILLING PROGRAM WAS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION BY MID-1991, FOLLOWED BY METALLURGICAL AND FEASIBILITY STUDIES.
Comment (Location): UTM TO A POINT WITHIN THE DB CLAIMS IN THE SE 1/4 OF SEC. 26 T28N R28E. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): MINESEARCH ANNUAL, 1984-85, VOL VII, P. 69-70.
Reference (Deposit): HILLSIDE ENERGY CORP NEWS RELEASE, 2/15/85, 3/21/85.
Reference (Deposit): BLM MINING CLAIM DATA.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULLETIN 89, PL. 1.
Reference (Deposit): "NORAMEX FOCUSSING ON GOLD DEPOSITS IN NEVADA", THE MINING RECORD, APRIL 24, 1991, P. 9.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): 1986 AND 1990 FIGURES: "NORAMEX FOCUSSING ON GOLD DEPOSITS IN NEVADA", THE MINING RECORD, APRIL 24, 1991, P. 9.
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.