The Fred Branch Property is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.20944, -118.19056
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Fred Branch Property MRDS details
Primary: Fred Branch Property
Secondary: May Be Same As Or On Same Vein As Grand Central Mine
District: Fairview District; South Fairview District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Fred Branch And Associates
Years: 1935 -
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Rhyolite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: ANOTHER RAN 2.8 OZ/T AG, 0.015 OZ/T AU.
Analytical Data: ONE SAMPLE RAN 0.03 OZ/T AU, 2.9 OZ/T AG
Comment (Location): YORK'S LOCATION DESCRIPTION (7 MILES SE OF FRENCHMAN, ON WEST SIDE OF FAIRVIEW PEAK) AND THE GEOLOGY AND WORKING BOTH FIT THE GRAND CENTRAL VEIN. THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS FRED BRANCH PROSPECT IN BRANCH CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): VISITED AND EXAMINED BY BERNARD YORK ON 12 SEP 1935
Comment (Deposit): VEIN TRACEABLE ON SURFACE FOR 1500 FT, 10-20 FT WIDE, IS A REPLACEMENT OF CALCITE BY QUARTZ
Comment (Workings): 4 CLAIMS OPENED BY 2 LOCATION SHAFTS AND ONE SHORT TUNNEL THAT CROSSCUTS THE VEIN ABOUT 10 FT LOWER AND 30 FT WEST OF SHAFT.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, PL. I.
Reference (Deposit): YORK, B., 1935, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE FRED BRANCH PROPERTY; NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 7, ITEM NO. 5.
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.