The Dipper Patented Claims is a zinc mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,030 feet.
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Elevation: 6,030 Feet (1,838 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.98167, -117.40917
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Dipper Patented Claims MRDS details
Primary: Dipper Patented Claims
Secondary: Dipper 2
Secondary: Dipper 3 Patented Claims
District: Lone Mountain District
Land ownership: Private
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Development): M.S. 2595, PATENTED IN 1906 BY HERMAN REISCHKE. UNPATENTED CLAIMS SURROUND PATENTS TO NORTH AND SOUTH.
Comment (Deposit): SHEAR ZONES CUTTING META-LIMESTONE LENSE FORMS PROMINENT OUTCROP. LIMESTONE LENSES HAVE LOCALLY BEEN CONVERTED TO GARNET-EPIDOTE TACTITE. A GOSSAN FORMED ON THE ZONE CONTAINS FE OXIDES, CHRYSOCOLLA CHALCOCITE,MELACONITE. THIS SHEAR ZONE CROSS CUTS GARNET-EPIDOTE TACTITE. NW OF THE DIPPER 2 SHAFT, A SHALLOW SHAFT WAS SUNK ON A FLAT-DIPPING QUARTZ VEIN WHICH HAS BEEN CUT BY A NEAR-VERTICAL SHEAR ZONE. GRANITE IS CUT BY APLITE DIKES, THIN PEGMATITES AND DULL-WHITE QUARTZ VEINS. SOME PEGMATITES CONTAIN CONSIDERABLE K-FELDSPAR, AND ONE AREA HAS LARGE PSEUDOMORPHS OF LIMONITE AFTER PYRITE (UP TO 1 INCH ACROSS.)
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS, PROSPECT PITS
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE VIA PAYMASTER CANYON ROAD WEST FROM TONOPAH UTM IS TO WORKINGS ON THE CLAIMS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY,J.V., 1979, FIELD EXAMINATION
Reference (Deposit): ALBERS,J.P. AND STEWART,J.H., 1972, NBMG BULL 78.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 83-8, 83-11, 1983
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.