The Marigold Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,961 feet.
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Elevation: 5,961 Feet (1,817 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.44639, -118.15528
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Marigold Mine MRDS details
Primary: Marigold Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2561
District: Unionville District
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: Warren, J. W.
Home Office: Rt 3, Box 1667-A, Cottonwood, Az 86326
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitized, Silicified, Pyritized Wallrock
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2561, DUMP GRAB OF SERICITIZED RHYOLITE WITH QUARTZ, PYRITE, FE-MN OXIDES, CONTAINS 1 % FE, 0.15 % MG, 0.15- % TI, 50 PPM MN, 150 PPM AG, 50 PPM B, 1500 PPM BA, 300 PPM C- D, 100 PPM CR, 100 PPM CU, 10 PPM NI, 20000 PPM PB, 300 PPM S- B, 7 PPM SC, 50 PPM V2 +10000 PPM ZN, 100 PPM ZR, AND 0.35 PP- M AU (BY AA ANALYSIS.)
Comment (Geology): SYSTEM OF QUARTZ FISSUREVEINS LESS THAN 1 FT. TO 3FEET. PRINCIPAL VEIN HAS MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 1 FOOT AND STRIKES N20W. THE SULFIDES ARE PARTLY REPLACED BY SUPERGENE ARGENTITE, COVELLITE, CHALCOCITE, AND COMPLEX MIXTURES OF CERUSSITE, MALACHITE, AZURITE, AND SB AND MN OXIDES. THE RHYOLITE PORPHYRY INTRUSIVE NEAR THE MINE IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE SOURCE OF THE MINERALIZATION.
Comment (Deposit): WORKED ON A SMALL SCALE SINCE THE 1860'S ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF A SYSTEM OF FISSURE QUARTZ VEINS LESS THAN 1 FT WIDE TO 3 FT WIDE. THE PRINCIPAL VEIN HAS A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 1 FOOT AND STRIKES N20W. THE SULFIDES ARE PARTLY REPLACED BY SUPERGENE ARGENTITE, COVELLITE, CHALCOCITE, AND COMPLEX MIXTURES OF CERUSSITE, MALACHITE, AZURITE, AND SB AND MN OXIDES. THE RHYOLITE PORPHYRY INTRUSIVE NEAR THE MINE IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE SOURCE OF THE MINERALIZATION.
Comment (Workings): ONE MAIN ADIT, SEVERAL SUBSIDIARY ADITS. MAIN ADIT IS PARTIALLY CAVED.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Development): WORKED ON A SMALL SCALE SINCE THE 1860'S. REMAINS OF OLD MILL ON PROPERTY WITH MODERATE AMOUNT OF CYANIDE TAILINGS. MATERIAL NOW IN ORE BIN MUST HAVE BEEN -BROUGHT IN FROM ELSEWHERE TO BE MILLED; IT COULD NOT HAVE COME- FROM MARIGOLD MINE, SO CAUTION SHOULD BE USED IN SAMPLING THE- PROPERTY SINCE MILL WAS OBVIOUSLY USED TO RUN ORE FROM OTHER -PROPERTIES. NO ACTIVITY IN 1984; LONG IDLE.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): CAMERON, 1939, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF NORTHEASTERN HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA; GSA BULL. 050, P 617-618
Reference (Deposit): WALLACE AND TAYLOCK, 1962, SUGGESTIONS FOR PROSPECTING IN HUMBOLDT RANGE AND ADJACENT AREAS, NEVADA; IN GEOLOGICAL SURVEY RESEARCH 1962; USGS PP 450-B, P. B3-B5
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 1984, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.