The Golconda-Gold Wedge Group is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,649 feet.
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Elevation: 4,649 Feet (1,417 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.47667, -118.10028
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Golconda-Gold Wedge Group MRDS details
Primary: Golconda-Gold Wedge Group
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 3909, 3912
Secondary: Golconda, Golconda Extension, Gold Wedge,
Secondary: Golden Wedge Fraction and My All Fraction
District: Wonder District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Golconda-Wonder Mining Co.
Years: 1907 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1925
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Description: Fault Zone
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching, Kaolinization, Silicification Of Rhyolite Tuff
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3909 OF SULFIDE-BEARING BRECCIA FROM SHAFT DUMP CONTAINED 0.3% FE, 0.05% MG, 0.1% TI, 30 PPM MN, 1500 PPM AG, 500 PPM BA, 300 PPM CU, 100 PPM MO, 30 PPM PB, 15 PPM V, 30 PPM ZR, 3.8 PPM AU (BY A A ANALYSIS), AND 520 PPM ZN (BY A A ANALYSIS). SAMPLE 3912 OF ALTERED VOLCANICS FROM DUMP OF LARGE ADIT CONTAINED 1% FE, 0.07% MG, 0.05% CA, 0.2% TI, 30 PPM MN, 7 PPM AG, 1500 PPM BA, 5 PPM CU, 7 PPM MO, 20 PPM PB, 100 PPM SR, 10 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 150 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1900'S
Comment (Location): UTM IS FOR SAMPLE SITE 3909, CENTRALLY LOCATED ON THE CLAIM BLOCK. UTM FOR SAMPLE SITE 3912 IS N 4369960, E 405560. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): M.S. #3153, NOT PATENTED, BUT SURVEYED IN 1907. NO ACTIVITY WHEN EXAMINED IN 1986, BUT NEARBY STAKING BY ERICKSON IN JULY 1979. SIZE OF WORKINGS INDICATE SOME PROBABLE PAST PRODUCTION
Comment (Deposit): LARGE SILICIFIED VEIN, PARTLY BRECCIA-VERY STRONGLY SILICIFIED, FORMED ALONG A FAULT ZONE. THE ZONE INCLUDES A 6-INCH THICK LENS OF LIMONITE-STAINED BRECCIATED QUARTZ VEIN. MOST OF THE WORKINGS REPORTEDLY FOUND VERY LITTLE MINERALIZATION BELOW THE 100 FT LEVEL.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 10 CUTS, 4 SHAFTS, 1 CUT AND TUNNEL, 1 CUT & SHAFT (1907) LARGE CROSS-CUTTING ADIT, SHAFTS, STOPE. THE LARGE ADIT WAS DRIVEN FROM THE CANYON EAST OF THE LARGEST WORKINGS, TO THE WEST, FOLLOWING AND UNDERCUTTING THE LARGE SILICIFIED VEIN.
Reference (Deposit): SHAMBERGER, H.A., 1974, WONDER; HISTORIC MINING CAMPS OF NEVADA; NEVADA HISTORICAL PRESS, P. 28.
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1947, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA.
Reference (Deposit): USDI, BLM, MINING CLAIM RECORDS
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK AND TINGLEY, J.V., 25 SEP 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.