The NBMG Sample Site 3945 is a silver and copper mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,499 feet.
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Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Copper
Lat, Long: 39.43528, -118.27972
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NBMG Sample Site 3945 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Site 3945
Secondary: Short Day Claims #8
District: Mountain Wells District; Laplata 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.
Owner Name: Richard Fisk, Laplata Gold Mines
Years: 1986 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Kaolinization, Sericitization, Of Granite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3945 FROM QUARTZ VEIN CONTAINS 0.05% FE, 700 PPM AG, 10 PPM B, 700 PPM BI, 5000 PPM CU, 5 PPM NI, 700 PPM PB, 1500 PPM SB, 500 PPM ZN, AND 0.05 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS).
Comment (Deposit): 2-FT COMB QUARTZ VEIN IN SERICITIC, KAOLINIZED GRANITE, WITH CU OXIDE MINERALS AND SILVER SULFIDES. INCLINE SUNK ON BANDED QUARTZ VEIN WHICH MAY BE A PROJECTION OF THE VEIN SAMPLED IN SAMPLE 3944. THE VEIN CUTS GRANITE WHICH IS KAOLINIZED & SERICITIZED.
Comment (Workings): PROSPECT, INCLINE
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): ACTIVE CLAIMS IN 1986, BUT NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN OCT., 1986. AREA IS WITHIN CLAIMS FORMERLY HELD AND EXPLORED BY FREEPORT EXPLORATION AND LATER PHELPS DODGE CORP, WHOSE ACTIVITY CONSISTED OF ROAD BUILDING, GEOCHEMICAL SAMPLING AND SOME ROTARY DRILLING.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, PL 1.
Reference (Deposit): PHELPS DODGE CORP. DATA.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK & TINGLEY, J.V., 9 OCT 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
Reference (Deposit): BLM-USDI, 1986, MINING CLAIM RECORDS
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.