Snowstorm

The Snowstorm is a silver, lead, and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Snowstorm  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation:

Commodity: Silver, Lead, Gold

Lat, Long: 40.71056, -116.85417

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Snowstorm MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Snowstorm
Secondary: Mountain View


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: North Battle Mountain Area


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1928
Discovery Year: 1906
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Chert
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Devonian

Name: Chert
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): SILVER-LEAD ORE WAS DISCOVERED IN 1906. THE SNOWSTORM MINE WAS BEGUN IN 1928 AND AN INCLINED SHAFT WAS SUNK TO 200 FEET ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Production): ALSO, COPPER, SMALL PRODUCTION

Comment (Development): THE DEPOSIT WAS DISCOVERED IN 1906 AND THE SNOWSTORM MINE WAS BEGUN IN 1928. AN INCLINED SHAFT WAS SUNK TO 200 FEET.

Comment (Deposit): SHEAR ZONE, BRECCIATED; NARROW DISCONTINUOUS QUARTZ VEINS IN BRECCIATED CHERT.

Comment (Geology): THE AG DEPOSITS ARE IN NARROW DISCONTINOUS QUARTZ VEINS THAT STRIKE N55-65E AND DIP 45S. THE QUARTZ VEIN IN BRECCIATED CHERT IS 1 TO 3 FEET THICK OVER A STRIKE LENGTH OF 2000 FEET.


References

Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. (19722) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV, N.B.M. BULL 88

Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 237, REFERENCE NO. 3201500319

Reference (Deposit): STEWART J. (1968) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BATTLE MTN QUAD, USGS OPEN-FILE MAP

Reference (Production): STAGER, H.K., 1977.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.