The Sheba Mine is a silver, lead, and antimony mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,801 feet.
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Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead, Antimony
Lat, Long: 40.54528, -118.15139
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Sheba Mine MRDS details
Primary: Sheba Mine
Secondary: Queen of Sheba
District: Star District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1861
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Premineral Fault Fissures, Fault Block
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): ABOUT 300 FT. N OF DESOTO MINE
Comment (Other Database): $5,000,000 (APPROX 1900)
Comment (Production): ORES VALUED UP TO $1200 PER TON (1869); ESTIMATED $5,000,000 UP TO EARLY 1900'S
Comment (Deposit): MINE IS ON THE SAME VEIN AS THE DESOTO. ORE VEINS FILL PREMINERAL FAULT FISSURES OF SMALL DISPLACEMENT IN RHYOLITE INTRUSIVES AND THE LOWER MEMBER OF PRIDA FORMATION. IN THE RHYOLITE THE VEIN STRIKES NEARLY NORTH AND DIPS 65 TO 75 DEGREE W AND IS UP TO 3 FEET WIDE. UPON ENTERING THE OVERLYING SANDSTTONE (BASAL UNIT PRIDA FM) THE VEIN SPLITS INTO NUMEROUS VEINLETS ALONG BEDDING PLANES AND FRACTURE CLEAVAGES. THE BASAL UNIT OF THE PRIDA FORMATION IS OVERLAIN BY AN IMPERVIOUS THIN SHALY LIMESTONE TRAPPING THE MINERALIZING SOLUTIONS. NORTH OF THE CANYON THIS VEIN IS OFFSET TO THE WEST.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: POLYMETALLIC VEINS.
Comment (Workings): ORE WAS MINED BY STOPING FROM THE STOCKWORK PARTS OF THE DEPOSITS.
Comment (Geology): GEOL.COM: ORE VEINS FILL PREMINERAL FAULT FISSURES OF SMALL DISPLACEMENT IN RHYOLITE INTRUSIVES AND THE LOWER MEMBER OF THE PRIDA FORMATION. IN THE RHYOLITE THE VEIN STRIKES NEARLY NORTH AND DIPS 65 TO 75 DEGREES W AND IS UP TO 3 FEET WIDE. UPON ENTERING THE OVERLYING SANDSTONE (BASAL UNIT PRIDA FM) THE VEIN SPLITS INTO NUMEROUS VEINLETS ALONG BEDDING PLANES AND FRACTURE CLEAVAGES. THE BASAL UNIT OF THE PRIDA FORMATION IS OVERLAIN BY AN IMPERVIOUS THIN SHALY LIMESTONE, TRAPPING THE MINERALIZING SOLUTIONS. NORTH OF THE CANYON THIS VEIN IS OFFSET TO THE WEST.
Comment (Deposit): LOCATED IN 1861. THE MINE IS ON THE SAME VEIN AS FOUND AT THE DESOTO MINE. ORE WAS MINED BY STOPING FROM THE STOCKWORK PARTS OF THE DEPOSITS. MINE OPENED UP IN 1856 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): LAWRENCE, 1963, ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 61
Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, 1909, NOTES ON SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, NEVADA; USGS BULL. 414
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM 1C 6902
Reference (Deposit): CAMERON, 1939, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE NE HUMBOLDT RANGE; GSA BULL. V.50.
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.