The Big Ledge Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,020 feet.
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Elevation: 6,020 Feet (1,835 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.20278, -118.18417
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Big Ledge Mine MRDS details
Primary: Big Ledge Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 3818
Secondary: Jelinek Mine In Part
District: Fairview District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1906
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Wall Rock, Mostly On South Or Hanging Wall Side
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3818 CHIPPED FROM VEIN AND SELECTED FROM UPPER DUMPS, CONTAINS 0.15% FE, 0.015% TI, 30 PPM MN, 1000 PPM AG, 100 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 30 PPM CU, 5 PPM MO, 70 PPM PB, 20 PPM ZR, AND 13 PPM AU (BY A A ANALYSIS).
Comment (Deposit): VEIN AND SILICIFIED OUTCROP BOLD OUTCROPS. VEINS FORMED BOTH BY FISSURE FILLING AND REPLACEMENT OF ADJACENT WALLROCK. VEIN MATERIAL CONSISTS OF VUGGY QUARTZ WITH GREY SPECKS OF SILVER SULFIDE. SOME VEINS CONTAIN CALCITE AND FRAGMENTS OF SILICIFIED AND REPLACED RHYOCITE BRECCIA.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): SOLD TO DAVIS IN 1906, WORKED UNTIL 1916, SOLD TO JELINER WHO WORKED THE MINE INTO THE 1920'S. INACTIVE IN 1986
Comment (Workings): OPEN STOPE AND ADIT ON WEST SIDE OF BIG LEDGE #2.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK AND TINGLEY, J.V., 19 OCT 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSES.
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1947, UNPUB. REPORT ON CARSON SINK AREA
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, P. 71-74.
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.