The Whitlach Yankee Blade Mines is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.53111, -117.04222
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Whitlach Yankee Blade Mines MRDS details
Primary: Whitlach Yankee Blade Mines
District: Reese River District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: Fractures, Postmineral Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cambrian
Analytical Data: ASSAYED AT $2690.08/TON IN 1864
Comment (Location): CHOSE A POINT NEAR SW CORNER
Comment (Production): PRODUCED BETWEEN $5,000 TO $100,000.
Comment (Deposit): RETICULATE VEIN PATTERN WITH IRREGULAR ORE SHOOTS GENERALLY LESS THAN 100 FT LONG.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 19778 GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
Reference (Deposit): HUGHES, H.H., 1955, CONFIDENTIAL REPORTION AUSTIN, NEVADA PROPERTIES OF HERCULES MINES COMPANY (UNPUB.): NBMG FILES.
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.