The Trinity-Armor Mine is a silver, lead, and gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 141 feet.
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Elevation: 141 Feet (43 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.57194, -117.11556
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Trinity-Armor Mine MRDS details
Primary: Trinity-Armor Mine
Secondary: Jay Emm Mine
Secondary: Armour-Trinity Mine
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1871
Discovery Year: 1871
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Form: TABULAR, PODS
Description: Dewitt Thrust Fault
Description: Trinity Normal Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Strong Hydrothermal, Locally
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: 2-10% PB AND 5-20% ZN
Analytical Data: DEEPER SULFIDE ORE AVERAGED 10-20 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: NEAR-SURFACE OXIDE ORE COMMONLY ASSAYED 200 OZ/TON AG
Comment (Deposit): TRINITY MINE IS MENTIONED IN THE STATE MINERALOGIST'S REPORT AS EARLY AS 1871 AT WHICH TIME THE VEIN HAD BEEN EXPLORED TO A DEPTH OF 30 FEET. IN 1871, A 15-STAMP MILL WAS BUILT AT THE MOUTH OF BUTTE CANYON TO TREAT ORE FROM THE TRINITY AND BUTTE MINES. LATER, SOME TAILINGS WERE SHIPPED, UNDER THE NAME OF JAY EMM MINE. IT WAS REPORTED THAT BY 1912, 14000 TONS OF ORE HAD BEEN MINED & MILLED. FROM 1934 TO 1951 THE MINE PRODUCED 3760 TONS ORE WHICH AVERAGED 0.08 OZ AU/TON; 12.1 OZ/TON AG AND 3.9% PB. WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 700 FT. LONG-ADIT, SEVERAL SHORT ADITS AND PITS AND INCLINES, DRIFTS, STOPES.
Comment (Location): 3/4 MILE NE OF GALENA TOWNSITE
Comment (Development): IN 1871, A 15-STAMP MILL WAS BUILT AT THE MOUTH OF BUTTE CANYON TO TREAT ORE FROM THE TRINITY AND BUTTE MINES. LATER, TAILINGS WERE SHIPPED UNDER THE NAME OF JAY EMM MINE. BY 1912, 14,000 TONS ORE HAD BEEN MINED AND MILLED. 1934-1951 SAW SOME PRODUCTION.
Comment (Deposit): VEIN/FAULT ZONE OXIDIZED TO 200 FEET BELOW SURFACE. (DIMENSIONS GIVEN ABOVE ARE FOR THE MAIN ORE BODY, WHICH WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY STOPED.
Comment (Workings): PITS, INCLINES, DRIFTS, STOPES.
Comment (Geology): NEAR BOTTOM OF OXIDIZED ZONE, ORE CONTAINED PODS OF GALENA SURROUNDED BY CERUSSITE
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF N.LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B.
Reference (Production): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965
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.