The Portland Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,790 feet.
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Elevation: 4,790 Feet (1,460 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.43083, -118.78944
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Portland Mine MRDS details
Primary: Portland Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2821.
District: Seven Troughs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Magmatic, Breccia-Filling
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: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2821 SELECTED FROM DUMPS AND NEAR LARGE ORE BIN, AND VEIN, CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.5 % MG, 0.1 % CA, 0.2 % TI, 200 PPM MN, 15 PPM AG, 500 PPM AS, 50 PPM B, 700 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 20 PPM CR, 150 PPM CU, 15 PPM MO, 7 PPM NI, 30 PPM PB, 7 PPM SC, 100 PPM SR, 100 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 150 PPM ZR, AND 1.3 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS).
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBILITY IS GOOD ON ROAD NORTH OF VERNON. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): GOOD PRODUCER DISCOVERED LATE IN THE HISTORY OF THE CAMP. MOST ACTIVELY WORKED IN THE DISTRICT DURING THE 1940S.
Comment (Deposit): SAMPLE 2821 CONSISTS OF PARTLY VUGGY VOLCANIC BRECCIA, IRON-STAINED, WITH VISIBLE BUT UNIDENTIFIED SULFIDES IN THE MATRIX. ORE IS VERY QUARTZ-POOR COMPARED TO OTHER MINES OF THE DISTRICT.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: DETACHMENT FAULT-RELATED BASE- AND PRECIOUS-METALS.
Comment (Workings): ONE MAJOR SHAFT WITH ADJOINING ADITS AND CONSIDERABLE UNDERGROUND WORKINGS.
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M242815, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, J., 1984, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS: UNPUBLISHED NBMG (TINGLEY) FILES.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 88.
Reference (Deposit): SHAMBERGER, M. A., 1972, THE STORY OF SEVEN TROUGHS, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA - HISTORIC MINING CAMPS OF NEVADA, NO. 3: USGS AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES, NEVADA HISTORICAL PRESS, CARSON CITY.
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.