The Black Diablo Mine is a manganese mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,659 feet.
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Elevation: 5,659 Feet (1,725 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.68111, -117.55028
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Black Diablo Mine MRDS details
Primary: Black Diablo Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2354
District: Black Diablo District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Charleston Hill Nat'L Mines Co.
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Ap_Grade: ^30-52% Mn
Time Period: 1929-
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Cp_Grade: ^36.3% Mn
Time Period: -1954
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Cp_Grade: ^28.5% Mn
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Volcanogenic Mn
Form: LENTICULAR, MASSIVE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Analytical Data: TWO GRADES OF ORE MINED AVERAGED 36.3% & 28.6% MN. SAMPLE 2354 CONTAINS 15 % FE, 0.1 % MG, 1 % CA, 0.03 % TI, +5000 PPM MN, 1000 PPM B, 5000 PPM BA, 5 PPM CO, 30 PP-M CR, 10000 PPM CU, 200 PPM LA, 500 PPM NI, 200 PPM SB, 200 PP-M SN, 100 PPM SR, 500 PPM V, 10 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): EAST FLANK OF SONOMA RANGE; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = WINNEMUCCA 1:250000; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = LEACH HOT SPRINGS (1961) 1:625000
Comment (Deposit): THE MASSIVE LENTICULAR MANGANESE DEPOSITS ARE SYNGENETIC DEPOSITS CONTAINED IN THE CHERT, ARGILLITE AND GREENSTONES OF THE PUMPERNICKEL FORMATION. BRAUNITE IS INTERGROWN WITH CHALCEDONY. NEAR THE SURFACE MANGANESE OXIDES ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH SILICEOUS GANGUE. THE NORTHWEST DEPOSIT IS ALSO VENTICULAR AND CONSISTS OF TWO LENSES ROUGHLY 40 X 270 FT AND 20 X 140 FT. RED JASPER OCCURS NEAR THE TOP OF THE MANGANESE ORE, AS LENSES WITHIN IT, AND A THICK SECTION APPEARS TO UNDERLIE- ORE. A SMALL AMOUNT OF WHITE TO CLEAR CHALCEDONIC SILICA OCCU-RS AS VEINLETS CUTTING JASPER AND MN OXIDES.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT, 2 ADITS (CAVED AT PORTAL), LARGE DUMP, OLD BUILDINGS
Comment (Geology): THE MANGANESE DEPOSITS ARE SYNGENETIC DEPOSITS IN CHERT, ARGILLITE AND GREENSTONES OF THE PUMPERNICKEL FORMATION. BRAUNITE IS INTERGROWN WITH CHALCEDONY. NEAR THE SURFACE MANGANESE OXIDES ARE INTIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH SILICEOUS GANGUE. THE NORTHWEST DEPOSIT IS ALSO VENTICULAR AND CONSISTS OF TWO LENSES ROUGHLY 40 X 270 FT AND 20 X 140 FT.
Comment (Deposit): BLACK DIABLO MINE PRODUCED MOST OF THE MANGANESE MINED IN PERSHING COUNTY BETWEEN 1929 & 1954. THE MAIN DEPOSIT WAS LENTICULAR & MASSIVE, 520 FT. LONG, 160 FT. WIDE AT CENTER & 6 TO 10 FT. WIDE AT BOTH ENDS AND 60 FT. VERTICALLY UNDER THE SURFACE. IT WAS MINED BY OPEN-PIT METHODS, WHERE ALL PRODUCTION CAME FROM. A SMALLER SECOND DEPOSIT OCCURS TO THE NORTHWEST. BOTH DEPOSITS PARALLEL THE BEDDING IN THE PUMPERNICKEL FORMATION. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): TRENGROVE, R.R., 1959, RECONNAISSANCE OF NEVADA MANGANESE DEPOSITS: USBM REPT. INV. 5446
Reference (Deposit): NEEDHAM & TRENGROVE, 1950, INVESTIGATION OF BLACK DIABLO, BLACK EAGLE, & BLACK ROOK MANGANESE DEPOSITS, PERSHING & LANDER COUNTIES, NEV. USBM REPT. INV. 4713
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION, 30 SEPT 84.
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.