The Auburn Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 feet.
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Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.76583, -117.86917
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Auburn Mine MRDS details
Primary: Auburn Mine
District: Sierra District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Mrs. C. H. Rowland
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: Nne-Trending Fault And Shear Zones
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2346, GRAB QUARTZ VEIN MATTER, CONTAINS 2 % FE, 0.7 % MG, 0.1 % CA, 0.1 % TI, 500 PPM MN, 0.5 PPM AG, 700 P-PM AS, 50 PPM B, 100 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 15 PPM CR, 7 PPM CU, 20- PPM NI, 50 PPM PB, 20 PPM V, 50 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): NE EDGE OF EAST RANGE; NW 1/4 SEC. 6
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPED BY SIX ADITS, TOTAL WORKINGS 3500 FEET. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): MILKY QUARTZ VEINS GENERALLY LESS THAN 30 CM WIDE CUT PHYLLITE AND CONGLOMERATE WHICH IS CALCAREOUSLY CEMENTED. TH-E ROCKS ARE FAULTED AND FOLDED AND MAY BE NEAR A MAJOR N-TREND-ING HIGH-ANGLE FAULT. STOPES AND MAJOR WORKINGS WERE NOTED ALO-NG A N-S, 0-35E, LOW ANGLE (THRUST?) FAULT ZONE. THE REMAINING- VEIN MATERIAL IS UP TO 30 CM WIDE. BUT STOPES ARE ABOUT 1.5 M- WIDE. THERE IS SPARSE SERICITE IN THE VEINS WHICH CONTAIN SCA-TTERED LIMONITE CONCENTRATIONS. NO SULFIDE MINERALS WERE OBSER-VED IN THE SAMPLES EXAMINED. SCHEELITE OCCURS IN THE QUARTZ.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: POLYMETALLIC VEINS.
Comment (Workings): 6 ADITS, SOME OPEN STOPES, NUMEROUS BULLDOZER ROADS AND ROTARY DRILL HOLES, OLD BUILDINGS BELOW THE ADITS.
Comment (Geology): NUMEROUS 1-24 IN. WIDE QUARTZ STRINGERS & VEINS PARALLEL A NNE-TRENDING FAULT THAT DIPS STEEPLY
Comment (Production): UP TILL 1936, PRODUCED $250,000 IN AU ORE. FOR PRODUCTION RECORD OF ENTIRE DISTRICT, SEE AULD LANG SYNE MINE REPORT
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984 ALTHOUGH NUMEROUS BULLDOZER ROADS AND ROTARY DRILL HOLES ARE PRESENT
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 IC 6902
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY-NORTHERN NEVADA & NORTHWESTERN UTAH SUMMARY OF GEOLOGIC SURVEY 1955-61, V.I, SO. PACIFIC CO., SAN FRANCISCO P. 88.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 28 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., RYTUBA, J. J. AND JONES, R. B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON MERCURY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977
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.