The Jelinek Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.20472, -118.17750
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Jelinek Mine MRDS details
Primary: Jelinek Mine
Secondary: Big Ledge
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 3823, 3824
District: Fairview District
Land ownership: Private
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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
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3823 CHIPPED FROM VEIN CONTAINS 0.3% FE, 0.15% MG, 0.05% CA, 0.03% TI, 200 PPM MN, 2000 PPM AG, 14 PPM AU (BY A A ANALYSIS), 10 PPM B, 300 PPM BA, 3 PPM BE, 30 PPM CU, 50 PPM PB, 30 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 3824 FROM DUMPS ADJACENT TO PIT ON VEIN CONTAINS 0.2% FE, 0.15% MG, 0.05% CA, 0.03% TI, 150 PPM MN, 1500 PPM AG, 17 PPM AU (BY A A ANALYSIS), 300 PPM BA, 7 PPM BE, 50 PPM CU, 50 PPM PB, 10 PPM V, 20 PPM ZR.
Comment (Workings): CAVED SHAFT AND ADIT ON TOP OF RIDGE WITH MORE WORKINGS TO SW & DOWN THE CANYON
Comment (Location): ABOUT 300 FT UP THE SOUTH SIDE OF MIZPAH CANYON, A TOP THE RIDGE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): SOLD TO DAVIS IN 1906 WHO WORKED MINE UNTIL 1916 AND SOLD IT TO JELINEK WHO WORKED THE MINE INTO THE 1920'S. STAKING IN 1986 DONE BY SPECTRUM EXPLORATION, NOT ON FILE AT COURTHOUSE.
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS OCCUR ALONG THE TRACE OF THE BIG LEDGE VEIN WHICH CUTS SILICIFIED LIGHT-COLORED VOLCANICS. BIG LEDGE VEIN, DESCRIBED BY SCHRADER AS THE PIONEER VEIN IN THE CAMP LYING IN THE EAST CENTRAL PORTION OF THE ORIGINAL CLAIM BLOCK, EXPOSED FOR 3000 FT. VEIN WAS OPENED BY SEVERAL DIFFERENT WORKINGS FROM MIZPAH CANYON AND FROM THE TOP BY A SHAFT AND ADIT (SAMPLE 3823). AT THAT SITE, THE VEIN WAS IN A RHYOLITE BRECCIA WITH COMB QUARTZ, STREAKS AND SPECKS OF SILVER SULFIDES AND GOLD. WORKINGS WERE SUNK ON A POD-LIKE FINE-GRAINED COMB QUARTZ 30-40 FT WIDE, AT WHICH LOCATION THE VEIN BORE N 65 E, NEAR VERTICAL. SAMPLE INCLUDED SOME ADULARIA AND SULFIDE SPECKS IN THE QUARTZ AND BRECCIA MATRIX. SCHRADER REPORTED THE LOWER WORKINGS ON THE SIDE OF MIZPAH CANYON TO BE IN GOOD ORE FOLLOWING THE VEIN, 2-20 FT WIDE AT THAT POINT. SAMPLE 3824 FROM A PROSPECT SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS SW ALONG SAME BIG LEDGE VEIN-A SMALL CAVED SHAFT ON A 3-4 FT WIDE EXPOSURE OF WHITE COMB QUARTZ WITH SOME VUGGY
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ AND SPECKS OF DARK GREY SILVER SULFIDES.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK AND TINGLEY, J.V., 10 SEP 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSES
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1947, UNPUB. REPORT ON CARSON SINK AREA.
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.