The NBMG Sample Sites 3866 and 3867 is a lead, zinc, copper, and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,659 feet.
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Elevation: 4,659 Feet (1,420 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Zinc, Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.20056, -118.34417
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NBMG Sample Sites 3866 and 3867 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Sites 3866 and 3867
Secondary: Area of Old Henderson Claims
District: Sand Springs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: C. W. Henderson
Home Office: Fallon
Years: 1980 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Chloritization Of Granite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3866 CONTAINED 2% FE, 0.3% MG, 0.15% CA, 0.2% TI, 5000 PPM MN, 10 PPM AG, 10 PPM B, 1000 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 50 PPM BI, 10 PPM CO, 2000 PPM CU, 20 PPM LA, 20 PPM MO, 3000 PPM PB, 150 PPM SR, 100 PPM V, + 10000 PPM ZN, 100 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 3867 CONTAINED 7% FE, 0.7% MG, 0.05% CA, 0.1% TI, 150 PPM MN, 3 PPM AG, 700 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 10 PPM BI, 150 PPM CU, 100 PPM PB, 200 PPM SR, 100 PPM V, 30 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): ON NORTH SIDE OF CHUKAR CANYON. UTM IS FOR SAMPLE SITE 3866. UTM FOR SAMPLE SITE 3867 IS N 4339720 E 384160. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): AREA WAS STAKED IN 1976 AND AGAIN IN 1980 BY C.W. HENDERSON OF FALLON; CLAIMS NOW INVALID; NO ACTIVITY WHEN EXAMINED IN 1986.
Comment (Deposit): PROSPECTING HAS OCCURRED ALONG MARGINS OF DIKES WHICH CUT GRANITE. SAMPLE 3866 IS FROM A SMALL ADIT (15 FT LONG) AND INCLINE WHICH CUTS A N 65 E, 55 NW SHEAR ZONE, ALTERED, IN GRANITE. LIMITED MINERALIZATION ALSO FOLLOWS FRACTURES OUT INTO THE COUNTRY ROCK. THE SAMPLE WAS COLLECTED FROM THE DUMPS AND CHIPPED FROM THE EXPOSED VEIN AND CONSISTED OF MINOR COPPER AND YELLOW GREEN OXIDES COATING BASE METAL SULFIDES. A SHORT DISTANCE TO THE NORTHEAST, A SMALL PROSPECT EXPLORES A NW-TRENDING STRUCTURE NEAR A PARALLEL ANDESITE DIKE. THE WORKINGS ARE ON THE OLD HENDERSON CLAIMS. SAMPLE 3867, TAKEN FROM THE EXPOSED VEIN WAS PRIMARILY MASSIVE HEMATITE AND MINOR BASE METAL SULFIDES.
Comment (Workings): SMALL ADIT, INCLINE AND PROSPECTS
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 17 SEP 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, PL. 1.
Reference (Deposit): USDI, BLM, MINING CLAIM RECORDS.
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