Blue Quartz Claims

The Blue Quartz Claims is a gypsum-anhydrite mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 3,087 feet.

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: Blue Quartz Claims  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 3,087 Feet (941 Meters)

Commodity: Gypsum-Anhydrite

Lat, Long: 37.01806, -114.19861

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Blue Quartz Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Quartz Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1448


Commodity

Primary: Gypsum-Anhydrite
Tertiary: Strontium
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Vigo District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1448 CONTAINS 20% CA, 200 PPM PB, 1000 PPM SR,


Materials

Ore: Gypsum
Gangue: Chert
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Workings): EXTENSIVE SURFACE CUTS, TRENCHES, PROSPECT PITS, ROADS THROUGHOUT AREA, MORE THAN ARE SHOWN ON MAP

Comment (Development): EXTENSIVELY PROSPECTED IN 1955-1957, BUT NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983.

Comment (Deposit): GYPSUM IS WHITE, FLUFFY, SOFT, POROUS WITH VERY MINOR IRON OXIDE STAINS ON WEATHERED SURFACES, AND RELATIVELY PURE ON FRESH SURFACE. OVERLYING GYPSUM DEPOSITS ARE SLIGHTLY FOSSILIFEROUS, PROMINENT, LIMESTONE/DOLOMITE BEDS WITH CHERT/CALCITE NODULES. DRAINAGES IN VICINITY CONSIST OF BEAUTIFUL PUDDINGSTONE ROCK, (BUILDING STONE QUALITY?).


References

Reference (Deposit): SMITH, P. AND BENTZ, J., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, AUG. 29, 1983.

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C. M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BUU 73, P.124


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.