The Snowstorm is a silver, lead, and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Lead, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.71056, -116.85417
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Snowstorm MRDS details
Secondary: Mountain View
District: North Battle Mountain Area
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1928
Discovery Year: 1906
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Devonian
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian
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.
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 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.