The Black Boy Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.39944, -118.60472
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Black Boy Mine MRDS details
Primary: Black Boy Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 3283
District: Trinity District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3283
Comment (Deposit): BRECCIATED WHITE QUARTZ VEINS ALONG IRON-OXIDE STAINED SHEAR ZONES CUTTING METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS. ZONES ARE 10-15 FT WIDE, STAINED CINNAMON BROWN AND MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH RHYOLITE DIKES. AT LEAST TWO VEINS ARE EXPOSED IN THE OLD MINE WORKINGS. THEY ARE PARALLEL AND STRIKE ABOUT N 35 E. THESE VEINS EXTEND SW INTO THE AREA OF BRECCIATED RHYOLITE TUFF WHICH HOSTS THE TRINITY DISSEMINATED SILVER OCCURRENCE. VEIN ORE ON THE MINE DUMPS CONTAINS YELLOW IRON, LEAD, ANTIMONY OXIDES AS WELL AS CERUSSITE AND POSSIBLY CLOTS OF SPHALERITE.
Comment (Workings): 3 ADITS, CUTS
Comment (Development): PROPERTY APPEARS TO HAVE PRODUCED SOME ORE, PROBABLY IN THE 1930'S. CURRENTLY PART OF ACTIVE U.S. BORAX PROJECT, (AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1987)
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1987, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON THE KUMIVA PEAK 1:100000 SCALE MAP AREA
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V. AND BONHAM, H.F.,JR., 1987, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 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.