The Plainview Group Mines is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,299 feet.
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Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.30611, -118.15556
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Plainview Group Mines MRDS details
Primary: Plainview Group Mines
Secondary: Plainview Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2560.
District: Rochester 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1909
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Shear Zone Or Fault Plane
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicified, Sericitized, Iron-Staining
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2560, DUMP GRAB OF SILICIFIED, SERICITIZED ROCHESTER RHYOLITE WITH QUARTZ VEIN AND IRON OXIDES CONTAINS 2 %-FE, 0.2 % MG, 0.07 % CA, 0.05 % TI, 1500 PPM MN, 150 PPM AG, 5-0 PPM B, 1000 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 10 PPM CR, 30 PPM CU, 10 PPM M-0, 10 PPM NI, 100 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 10 PPM SN, 20 PPM V, 10 PP-M Y, 300 PPM ZN, 100 PPM ZR, AND 5.4 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS).
Comment (Production): A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF PRODUCTION.
Comment (Development): DRILL ROADS PRESENT, BUT NO RECENT ACTIVITY APPARENT IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS AND STRINGERS ALONG E-W AND N-S-TRENDING FRACTURES IN ROCHESTER RHYOLITE. QUARTZ IS THOROUGHLY OXIDIZ-ED. QUARTZ CONTAINS ABUNDANT IRON OXIDES AFTER PYRITE; NO EVID-ENCE OF BASE METALS.
Comment (Location): S SIDE OF HEAD OF LIMERICK CANYON; REPORTER REFERENCED THE "LOVELOCK NK 11-10 (1955)" QUADRANGLE MAP
Comment (Workings): OPENED BY CONSIDERABLE WORKINGS BELOW AND ABOVE ORE ROAD OF THE ROCHESTER MINES. THE LOWER TUNNEL IS 500 FT LONG. NUMEROUS PITS, SHORT ADITS, DRILL ROADS
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1909. OPENED BY CONSIDERABLE WORKINGS BELOW AND ABOVE ORE ROAD OF THE ROCHESTER MINES. LOWER TUNNEL 500 FT. LONG ORE AVERAGED $9/TON AU IN 1914 BUT NONE HAD BEEN SHIPPED BEFORE 1914. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 25 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1915, ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA: IN USGS BULL. 580
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; PH.D. THESIS STANFORD UNIV.
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.