The Relief Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,001 feet.
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Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.21472, -118.15167
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Relief Mine MRDS details
Primary: Relief Mine
Secondary: Batavia and Pacific
Secondary: Old Relief Mine
District: Antelope Springs
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Rochester Treasure Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1869
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Description: Nw Trending Thrust Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): AN ARGENTIFEROUS QUARTZ VEIN IS IN THE LOWER MEMBER OF THE PRIDA FM NEAR THE LOWER CONTACT. RICH SILVER ORE OCCURS NEAR A LOWER TRIASSIC TOPOGRAPHIC HIGH FORMED BY A TRIASSIC RHYOLITE PORPHYRY INTRUSION THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE SOURCE OF THE SILVER.
Comment (Other Database): $200,000 - $2,500,000 (1870)
Comment (Location): UTM COORDINATES NOT EXACT, MINE SOMEWHERE IN SECT 15
Comment (Production): $200000-$250000
Comment (Development): WORKED MAINLY IN THE 1870'S. FROM 1898-1905 MINE WAS WORKED ON A REDUCED SCALE.
Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSIT IS AN ARGENTIFEROUS QUARTZ VEIN IN LIMESTONE.
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1869 AND WORKED MAINLY IN THE 1870'S PRODUCING BETWEEN $200,000 AND $2500000 WORTH OF AG ORE TILL 1874. 1898 TO 1905 MINE WAS WORKED ON A REDUC SCALE. MINE NOW OWNED BY ROCHESTER TREASURE MINING CO. THE MINE IS IN THE LOWER MEMBER OF THE PRIDA FORMATION NEAR THE CONTACT WITH THE UNDERLYING WEAVER RHYOLITE OF THE KOIPATO GROUP. RICH SILVER ORE OCCURS NEAR A LOWER TRIASSIE TOPOGRAPHIC HIGH FORMED BY A TRIASSIC RHYOLITE PORPHYRY INTRUSIVE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE SOURCE OF REMOBILIZED SILVER. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1915, THE ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA; USGS BULL. 580, P. 362-364
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, F.C., 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA; NEVADA NEWSLETTER PUBL. P. 212
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, 1977
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
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.