The Willard Group North is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,701 feet.
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Elevation: 4,701 Feet (1,433 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.24861, -118.33611
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Willard Group North MRDS details
Primary: Willard Group North
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2577
District: Willard District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Santa Fe Minerals And Western States Mining
Years: 1985 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1915
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2577, DUMP GRAB, CONTAINS 0.7 % FE, 0.3 % MG, 2 % CA, 0.1 % TI, 150 PPM MN, 5 PPM AG, 500 PPM AS, 30 PPM B, 1500 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 50 PPM CR, 30 PPM CU, 7 PPM NI, 150 PPM PB, 30 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 700 PPM ZN, 50 PPM ZR, AND 1.4 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Deposit): THE WILLARD GROUP INCLUDES THE SHEEPHERDER (LARGEST PRODUCER), TREASURE HILL, AND NEVADA HONEY BEE MINES. GOLD WAS FIRST DISCOVERED AT THE SHEEPHERDER CLAIMS IN 1915, SOME SILVER & COPPER WERE PRODUCED FROM THE SAME AREA BETWEEN 1905 AND 1912. UNTIL 1951, GOLD AND SILVER WERE MINED IN SMALL QUANTITIES FROM CLAIMS IN THE WILLARD GROUP OF MINES. THE NETWORK OF QUARTZ VEINLETS WAS DEVELOPED BY NUMEROUS TUNNELS, SHAFTS, ADITS, AND SCATTERED WORKINGS TOTALING ABOUT 1300 FEET. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS TUNNELS, SHAFTS, ADITS AND SCATTERED WORKINGS. OPEN STOPES. DRILL ROADS AND DRILL SITES APPROX. 3-5 YEARS OLD (1985).
Comment (Geology): ORE CONSISTED OF FREE-MILLING GOLD & SILVER IN COPPER-STAINED QUARTZ VEINS. ORE OCCURS IN CREVICES IN LIMESTONES AT AND NEAR THE CONTACT WITH THE UNDERLYING RHYOLITE. MINERALIZATION IS ALSO PRESENT IN BRECCIATED RHYOLITE CLOSE TO BASALT DIKES.
Comment (Location): NORTH END OF W HUMBOLDT RANGE
Comment (Production): LINE 8: INTERMITTENT PRODUCTION.
Comment (Development): GOLD WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN 1915; SOME SILVER & COPPER WERE PRODUCED BETWEEN 1905 AND 1912. UNTIL 1951, GOLD AND SILVER WERE MINED IN SMALL QUANTITIES. ONGOING EXPLORATION IN 1985, SAMPLING PROGRAM UNDER WAY, BY TOM RICH, GEOLOGIST WITH WESTERN STATES MINING WHO CURRENTLY HOLDS THE PROPERTY ALONG WITH SANTA FE MINERALS. PROPERTY HAS ALSO BEEN EXPLORED BY BEAR CREEK AND HOMESTAKE.
Comment (Deposit): A NETWORK OF QUARTZ VEINLETS CONTAINS ORE CONSISTING OF FREE-MILLING GOLD AND SILVER IN COPPER-STAINED QUARTZ VEINS. ORE OCCURS IN CREVICES IN LIMESTONES AT AND NEAR THE CONTACT WITH THE UNDERLYING RHYOLITE. MINERALIZATION IS ALSO PRESENT IN BRECCIATED RHYOLITE CLOSE TO BASALT DIKES. ZONE UP TO 2 M WIDE OF ANASTOMOSING QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINLETS AND STRINGERS DIPS 50-55W. SOME HYDROTHERMAL BRECCIA WITH ABUNDANT PYRITE. LATE-STAGE GREEN FLUORITE AND VERY LATE BARITE. PYRITE WAS THE ONLY VISIBLE SULFIDE MINERAL.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, 1923, MINING DISTRICTS & MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA; NEVADA NEWSLETTER PUBLISHING COMPANY.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; USBM IC 6902.
Reference (Deposit): WEED, W.H., 1922, "THE MINES HANDBOOK", VOL. XV, TUCKAHOE, N.Y. #5. BONHAM, H.F., 16 JUL 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS. #6. NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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.