The NBMG Sample Site 3951 is a silver, copper, and lead mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,899 feet.
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Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Copper, Lead
Lat, Long: 39.44944, -118.31083
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NBMG Sample Site 3951 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Site 3951
Secondary: Laplata Site
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3951 SELECTED FROM DUMP MATERIAL NEAR MILLSITE CONTAINS 0.3% FE, 0.03% MG, 0.2% CA, 0.03% TI, 100 PPM MN, 700 PPM AG, 200 PPM AS, 1000 PPM BI, 100 PPM CD, 5000 PPM CU, 1500 PPM MO, 7 PPM NI, 3000 PPM PB, 2000 PPM SB, 20 PPM V, 300 PPM ZN.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1860'S
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS IN PHYLLITE & SLATE NEAR A GRANODIORITE CONTACT.
Comment (Workings): TWO SHAFTS, ONE NOW OBLITERATED BY DOZER WORK, OLD MILL SITE.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): SILVER MINERALIZATION DISCOVERED IN AREA IN 1862; MOST ACTIVITY CEASED BY 1869. NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1986.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK & TINGLEY, J.V., 9 OCT 86, NBMG SAMPLE ANALYSIS AND FIELD EXAMINATION.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, 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.