The NBMG Sample Site 3894 is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,151 feet.
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Elevation: 5,151 Feet (1,570 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.46694, -118.09333
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NBMG Sample Site 3894 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Site 3894
Secondary: Silver Center Group
Secondary: High Divide #1 Claim
District: Wonder District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Silver Center Mine Co.,
Home Office: 120 Greenridge Dr., Reno, NV 89502
Years: 1986 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1907
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification; Bleaching
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3894 OF QUARTZ STRINGERS IN ALTERED RHYOLITE FROM OLD WORKINGS CONTAINED 0.7% FE, 0.07% MG, 0.1% TI, 30 PPM MN, 15 PPM AG, 10 PPM B, 150 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 50 PPM MO, 20 PPM PB, 15 PPM V, 100 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): SHAFT WAS SUNK ON A BLEACHED-WHITE ZONE ADJACENT TO A 30 TO 40-FOOT THICK SILICIFIED RIB. THE SILICIFIED STRUCTURE CROPS OUT ALONG A N 40 W STRIKE AND DISPLAYS AN IRREGULAR BUT NEAR-VERTICAL DIP. THESE WORKINGS, IN THE WESTERN-MOST PORTION OF THE SILVER CENTER CLAIM BLOCK EXPLORE FRACTURE ZONES THAT MAY PROJECT FROM THE WONDER MINE TO THE SE.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): WORKINGS INDICATE SOME SMALL PAST PRODUCTION-DUG BY HAND ABOUT 1907-1908. NO ACTIVITY IN 1986-STAKING OF CLAIM HIGH DIVIDE #1.
Comment (Workings): 2 75-100 FT SHAFTS DUG BY HAND ABOUT 1907-1908; HAND CAPSTAN STILL IN PLACE.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1907-1908
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, PL. 1.
Reference (Deposit): FRANK LEWIS, PERSONAL FILES.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 24 SEPT 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): USDI, BLM, MINING CLAIM RECORDS AND 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.