The Nevada Fairview Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,449 feet.
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Elevation: 5,449 Feet (1,661 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.17583, -118.19778
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Nevada Fairview Mine MRDS details
Primary: Nevada Fairview Mine
Secondary: Snyder Mine
Secondary: Gold Coin Mine ?
District: Fairview 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification; Mn-Oxide Stain
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): THE WORKINGS EXPLORE BRECCIATED AND SILICIFIED DACITE WHERE INTRUSIVE DACITE CUTS SILICIC TUFFS. THE LODE STRIKES ABOUT N 20 DEG E AND DIPS STEEPLY TO THE EAST. SILICIFICATION HAS PRODUCED CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE QUARTZ REPLACING BRECCIATED ROCK AND CALCITE. THE PROPERTY CONTAINS ABOUT 1200 FEET OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS. SULFIDES ARE FOUND BELOW THE 100-FOOT LEVEL
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F C, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA, 1947, NBMG FILES.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R C, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 83.
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.