The Spider Prospect is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,751 feet.
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Elevation: 4,751 Feet (1,448 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.47722, -118.10306
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Spider Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Spider Prospect
Secondary: Spider and Wasp Group
Secondary: Spider Patent, Tony Pam Patent
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 3906, 3907
District: Wonder District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Brown, Archie B. And Julia A.
Years: 1986 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Strong Alteration Of Tuff
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3907 CONTAINED 0.2% FE, 0.05% MG, 0.05% TI, 30 PPM MN, 1000 PPM AG, 300 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 20 PPM CU, 15 PPM MO, 5 PPM NI, 50 PPM PB, 30 PPM ZR, AND 0.15 PPM AU, (BY A A ANALYSIS). SAMPLE 3906 (ANALYSIS REPORTED ELSE WHERE ALREADY) CONTAINED 2000 PPM AG AND 100 PPM PB AND 2.1 PPM AU.
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW ADITS AND SHAFTS EXPLORING LARGE E-W VEIN STRUCTURE. NEARLY ALL WORKINGS IN THE CAMP ENTER THE VEIN FROM THE NORTH, WHILE A FEW OF THE WORKINGS ON THE EAST SIDE OF CAMP EITHER SINK ON OR STOPE THROUGH THE TOP OF THE SYSTEM
Comment (Deposit): E-W VEIN STRUCTURE. CENTRAL PORTION CHARACTERIZED BY A MILKY WHITE COMB QUARTZ VEIN CONTAINING SPECKS OF BLACK SILVER SULFIDES. SAMPLE 3906 WAS FROM A SMALL ADIT AND SHAFT WHERE THE SUBSURFACE WORKINGS ARE CONNECTED. THE QUARTZ ORE ASSAYED 2000 PPM AG AND 2.1 PPM AU. SAMPLE 3907 CAME FROM ANOTHER SHAFT AND ADIT A FEW HUNDRED FEET TO THE SE ON THE TONY PAH PATENT, AND CONSISTED OF MILKY WHITE COMB QUARTZ FROM A VEIN IN THE ADIT. SOME OF THE VEIN GOUGE AND WALLROCK APPEARED TO BE A WHITE, VERY HIGHLY ALTERED TUFF.
Comment (Location): UTM IS TO SAMPLE SITE 3907 ON THE TONY PAM PATENT ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): ORIGINAL CLAIMS STAKED IN 1906, PATENTED 1908 BY THE SPIDER-WASP MINING CO. STAKING OF TREASURE HILL CLAIMS BY ERICKSON IN 1979 COMPLETELY SURROUNDS THE PATENTS
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 25 SEP 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): CHURCHILL COUNTY RECORDER AND ASSESSOR, RECORDS.
Reference (Deposit): USDI, BLM, MINING CLAIM RECORDS.
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.