The NBMG Sample Site 1480 is a silver and gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,676 feet.
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Elevation: 5,676 Feet (1,730 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.235, -118.76417
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NBMG Sample Site 1480 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Site 1480
District: Velvet District
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: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1480 OF KAOLINIZED, SILICIFIED WELDED ASH-FLOW TUFF WITH DULL ORANGE-BROWN LIMONITE ON FRACTURE SURFACES CONTAINS 1 % FE, 0.2 % MG, 0.3 % , 0.1 % TI, 100 PPM MN, 3 PPM AG, 30 PPM B, 700 PPM BA, 20 PPM CU, 100 PPM LA, 20 PPM MO, 5 PPM NI, 70 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 10 PPM V, 50 PPM Y, 200 PPM ZR, AND 0.05 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.5 MILE SOUTH OF VELVET GOLD MINE. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): RUBBLE ZONE ALONG N20W, NEAR VERTICAL STRUCTURE WHICH CUTS ARGILLIZED, BLEACHED WELDED ASH-FLOW TUFF. SILICIFICATION ALONG STRUCTURE; ZONE IS ABOUT 15 FT WIDE AS EXPOSED IN ADIT AND CUTS.
Comment (Workings): SHORT ADIT INTO SOUTH RIM OF BASIN; CUTS.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 5 JUN 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINTAION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULLETIN 89, PL. 1.
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.