The Nevada Wonder Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.44944, -118.05222
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Nevada Wonder Mine MRDS details
Primary: Nevada Wonder Mine
Secondary: Wonder Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 3802, 3803
District: Wonder District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Belmont Resources Inc., Tom Nimsic, Manager, Lessees, Of Vancouver
Years: 1986 -
Owner Name: Frank Lewis, - Owner Of Patented Claims And Some Unpatented.
Home Office: 120 Greenridge Dr., Reno Nv 89509
Years: 1986 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1906
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Description: Fissures And Shear Zones
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3802 CHIPPED FROM VEIN WITH STRINGERS OF QUARTZ AND SULFIDES, CONTAINS 3% FE, 0.07% MG, 0.05% TI, 700 PPM MN, 1500 PPM AG, 50 PPM AG, 50 PPM AU, 15 PPM B, 150 PPM BA, 5 PPM BE, 20 PPM BI, 30 PPM CR, 300 PPM CU, 300 PPM LA, 50 PPM MO, 10 PPM NI, 200 PPM PB, 100 PPM SB, 20 PPM V, 30 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 3803, A GRAB FROM DUMP OF QUARTZ VEIN AND BRECCIA WITH SULFIDES CONTAINS 0.7% FE, 0.03% MG, 0.05% TI, 30 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 10 PPM B, 150 PPM BA, 1.5 PPM BE, 2000 PPM CU, 100 MO, 700 PPM PB, 1500 PPM ZN, 30 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): NE SIDE OF WONDER MOUNTAIN ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Reserve-Resource): NORTHERN MINER 9/17/81
Comment (Deposit): NEVADA WONDER VEIN LIES PARTLY ON THE CONTACT BETWEEN RHYOLITE AND INTRUSIVE DACITE, AND PARTLY WITHIN THE RHYOLITE. VEIN CONSISTS OF QUARTZ, CRUDELY BANDED WITH FELDSPAR (ADULARIA). ORE DEPOSITS OCCURRED AS TABULAR SILICEOUS VEINS IN FISSURES AND SHEAR ZONES LARGELY IN THE QUARTZ LATITE TO RHYOLITE EXTRUSIVES. THE VEINS OR SILICIFIED WALLROCK ADJACENT TO THEM FORMED PROMINENT OUTCROPS. THE VEINS, UP TO 40 FT WIDE ARE USUALLY SEPARATED FROM THE WALLROCK BY A TABULAR SHEET OF GOUGE FROM LESS THAN AN INCH TO SEVERAL FEET WIDE. LOCALLY THE GOUGE IS WELL-BANDED AND MINERALIZED AND CONSTITUTES GOOD ORE. NEVADA WONDER VEIN EXTENDED TO A DEPTH OF OVER 2000 FT. BEST VALVES OCCURRED IN HANGING WALLSIDE OF THE VEIN
Comment (Workings): 2 VERTICAL SHAFTS, MANY SUBSHAFTS, WINZES; OPEN PIT HEAP LEACH FACILITY, MILL
Comment (Development): AREA EXPLORED BY SILVER STRIKE RESOURCES IN 1981 WHO REPORTED 21 DRILL HOLES TOTALLING 2370 FT ON A ZONE WITH A STRIKE LENGTH OF 1550 FT AND DEPTH OF 250 FT. AT THAT TIME, INDICATED RESERVES WERE CALCULATED AT 731780 TONS OF 0.019 OZ/T AU, 2.42 OZ/T AG WITH AN ADDITIONAL 78000 TONS AT 0.014 OZ/T AU AND 1.59 OZ/T AG AND 0.019 OZ/T AU, 3.12 OZ/T AG ON 2 DUMPS. FEASIBILITY STUDY WAS BEING PLANNED (1981)
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, P. 88-90
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1947, REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, P. 46-59
Reference (Deposit): SCHILLING, J. 1962 B, NBMG REPT 2
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1940, USBM I.C. 7093, P. 54-57
Reference (Deposit): SHAMBERGER, H.A., 1974, HISTORIC MINING CAMPS OF NEVADA-WONDER; NEV. HIST. PRESS
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSES.
Reference (Deposit): BURGESS, J.A., 1917, THE HALOGEN SALTS AT WONDER, NEV; ECON. GEOL. VOL 12, PP. 589-593.
Reference (Deposit): NORTHERN MINER, 9/17/81.
Reference (Production): COUCH & CARPENTER P. 26.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): PAY DIRT, MARCH, 1984
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.