The Labrador Deposit is a gold and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,899 feet.
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Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.62278, -117.02944
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Labrador Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Labrador Deposit
District: Battle Mountain District
Owner Name: Battle Mountain Gold Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin & Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Cu
Description: Nne- And Wnw-Trending High Angle Normal Faults; Surprise Fault.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Skarn. See Geology Comments.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): 1988 RESERVES CALCULATED USING A STRIP RATIO OF 2.5:1.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = WINNEMUCCA (1971) 1:250000
Comment (Geology): ALTERATION COMMENTS: PROGRADE GARNET+DIOPSIDE SKARN IS PARTIALLY REPLACED BY A RETROGRADE ASSEMBLAGE OF CHLORITE, QUARTZ, CALCITE, AND MINOR EPIDOTE. GEOLOGY COMMENTS: A QUARTZ-FELDSPAR PORPHYRY DIKE IN THE PIT IS CUT BY GARNET+PYROXENE VEINLETS. THIS DIKE HAS CHARACTERISTICS OF OTHER TERTIARY DIKES IN THE AREA, THEREFORE ALTERATION AND AU DEPOSITION LIKELY ARE TERTIARY.
Reference (Deposit): SCHMIDT, K. W., WOTRUBA, P. R., AND JOHNSON, S. D., 1988, GOLD-COPPER SKARN AND RELATED MINERALIZATION AT COPPER BASIN, NEVADA, IN GOLD DEPOSITS OF NORTH CENTRAL NEVADA, SPECIAL PUBLICATION #8, THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEVADA, RENO
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.