The Badger Patent is a gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,281 feet.
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Elevation: 4,281 Feet (1,305 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.79583, -118.88861
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Badger Patent MRDS details
Primary: Badger Patent
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2651
District: Desert District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Form: TABULAR, PODS, LENSES
Description: Faults, Nne Trending
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Kaolinization Of Diorite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2651, A DUMP SAMPLE OF KAOLINIZED DIORITE WITH CHLORITE, CU OX CLOTS AND FRACTURE COATINGS AND MALACHITE, CONTAINS 3% FE, 0.15% MG, 0.07% CA, 0.3% TI, 150 PPM N, 5 PPM AG, 500 PPM AS, 1500 PPM 3, 1000 PPM BA, 50 PPM CR, 15000 PPM CU, 7 PPM NI, 100 PPM PB, 15 PPM SC, 100 PPM SR, 100 PPM V, 10 PPM Y, 30 PPM ZR, AND AA ANALYSIS SHOWED 0.15 PPM AU.
Comment (Workings): VERTICAL SHAFTS (5 IN AREA), WITH WOODEN HEADFRAME ON LARGES, CUTS AND TRENCHES ALONG STRIKE OF VEINS
Comment (Deposit): CU OXIDE-STAINED SHEAR ZONE IN KAOLINZED DIORITE WITH PODS AND LENSES OF WHITE VEIN QUARTZ (BRECCIATED) ALONG STRUCTURE. SERIES OF SILICIFIED FE-OXIDE-STAINED OUTCROPS MARK A PARALLEL SHEAR ZONE N AND S OF BADGER. STRUCTURE AT THE BADGER SHAFT STRIKES N 80 E, DIP 55 NW. THE EXPOSED ZONE IS 10-15 FT THICK WITH 1-FT WIDE QUARTZ VEIN ON HANGING WALL. A N 30 W, 80 NE FRACTURE ZONE WITH PODS OF VEIN QUARTZ ALONG IT INTERSECTS THE NE STRUCTURE IN A PIT ABOUT 100 FT WEST OF THE BADGER SHAFT. ALTERATION EXTENDS ALONG BOTH STRUCTURES. VEINS AND ADJACENT WALLROCK ARE LOCALLY CU OXIDE-STAINED.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY WHEN EXAMINED IN 1985. WORKINGS PROBABLY DATE FROM MID 1800'S.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1985, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION, 2/26/85, AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, R. AND SPEED, R.C., 1974, NBMG BULL 83, PL. I
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.