The Star Peak Mine 1984 is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 9,199 feet.
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Elevation: 9,199 Feet (2,804 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.51778, -118.18750
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Star Peak Mine 1984 MRDS details
Primary: Star Peak Mine 1984
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 2523
District: Imlay District; Eldorado District; Humboldt District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Hart, J. H.
Years: 1936 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Complexly Faulted Anticline
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2523 SELECT DUMP OF VEIN QUARTZ, CONTAINS 0.5% FE, 0.02 % MG, 0.05 % CA, 0.002 % TI, 50 PPM AG, 30 PPM B, 7-0 PPM BA, 6.8 PPM AU (AA ANALYSIS), 500 PPM CU, 70 PPM MO, 7 P-PM NI, 1500 PPM PB, 300 PPM SB, 10 PPM V, 2000 PPM ZN. SAMPLE -2524, SELECT JASPEROID AND ARGILLITE FROM CUTS CONTAINS 2 % FE-, 1 % MG, 0.05 % CA, 0.2 % TI, 10 PPM MN, 0.7 PPM AG, 500 PPM -AS, 150 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 1.5 PPM BE, 70 PPM CR, 100 PPM CU, -50 PPM LA, 100 PPM MO, 20 PPM NI, 100 PPM PB, 100 PPM SB, 7 PP-M SC, 1000 PPM V, 20 PPM Y, 200 PPM ZN, 200 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE BY POOR, VERY STEEP LONG JEEP TRAIL TO 9300 FT LEVEL. MINE IS IN SADDLE AT 9250 FT. AT HEAD OF ELDORADO CANYON.
Comment (Development): ORIGINAL WORK PROBABLY IN 1800'S. PRODUCED 1913-1916. TAILINGS LEACHED IN 1936. AERIAL TRAM CARRIED ORE TO CANYON.- NO RECENT WORK; NO OBVIOUS CLAIM STAKES (1984). PROPERTY HAS BEEN IDLE SINCE 1917.
Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURS IN TWO VEINS IN LIMESTONE OVERLAIN BY RHYOLITE FLOWS. QUARTZ VEIN 0.5-1 M WIDE, STRIKING N 50E, DIP 40 NW, EXPOSED FOR 200 M BY WORKINGS AND PITS. VEIN CUTS PRIDA ARK-OSE AND ARGILLITE RESTING ON RHYOLITE PORPHYRY OF KOIPATO. GO--666 SHOWS FAULT CONTACT ON NORTH BUT NO EVIDENCE IN OUTCROP ON-E WAY OR THE OTHER.
Comment (Workings): 200-FT VERTICAL SHAFT AND ADIT 750 FT LONG
Comment (Geology): ORE OCCURS IN LIMESTONE OVERLAIN BY RHYOLITE FLOWS.
Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY IS COMPRISED OF 6 CLAIMS, 2 OF WHICH ARE PATENTED WITH MILL TAILINGS ON PUBLIC LAND. DEVELOPED BY 9 200- FT VERTICAL SHAFT AND ADIT 750 FEET LONG, LOCATED ON TWO VEINS. PROPERTY HAS BEEN IDLE SINCE 1917. IN 1934-36 TAILINGS FROM THE EARLY OPERATION WERE LEACHED WITH CYANIDE PRODUCING SOME GOLD AND SILVER. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: USBM 1C6902
Reference (Deposit): SIRDEVAN, W.H., 1913; UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE STAR PEAK MINE, IMLAY MINING DISTRICT, PERSHING CO; NEVADA
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H.F., JR., 5 AUG 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION, AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): SILBERLING, S. J. AND WALLACE, B. E., 1967, USGS MAP GO-666.
Reference (Production): VANDERBURG W.O., 1936
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.