The Magnolia Mine is a silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,995 feet.
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Elevation: 6,995 Feet (2,132 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.49194, -117.05944
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Magnolia Mine MRDS details
Primary: Magnolia Mine
District: Reese River District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: 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
Description: Fractures Postmineral Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Workings): THE INCLINED SHAFT FOLLOWS THE MAGNOLIA VEIN FOR A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 300 FT DOWNDIP, BUT LITTLE OF THE VEIN MATTER IS VISIBLE. AT 300 FT THE FIRST DRIFTS ARE FOUND. A CROSSCUT TO THE NORTHEAST CUTS THE HAYS VEIN AND THE CURRELLY VEIN. BOTH VEINS WER OPENED BY DRIFTS AND STOPES. OTHER CROSSCUTS EXIST. THE INCLINE CONTINUES DOWNWARD BELOW THE WORKINGS ON THE 300 FT LEVEL. A DRIFT AT THE 400 FT LEVEL WORKS THE HAYS VEIN. A DRIFT NEARLY 100 FT FARTHER DOWN ALSO WORKS THE HAYS VEIN.
Comment (Geology): THE VEINS ARE INTERSECTED BY 3 MAJOR FAULTS
Comment (Deposit): THE MINE WAS FIRST OPENED AROUND 1862 AND WORKED UNTIL 1890. THEREAFTER WORKING WAS ERRATIC. IN 1936 WORK WAS PROCEDING TO REOPEN THE MAGNOLIA SHAFT
Comment (Location): CHOSE A POINT IN W 1/2 SEC
Comment (Production): MORE THAN $100,000 WAS PRODUCED.
Comment (Deposit): RETICULATE VEIN PATTERN WITH IRREGULAR ORE SHOOTS THAT ARE GENERALLY LESS THAN 100 FT LONG
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K.,1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P., 1953, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE REESE RIVER DISTRICT, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 997
Reference (Deposit): MOULTON, B.G., 1936, REPORT ON INSPECTION OF PROPERTY AT AUSTIN, NEVADA (UNPUB); NBMG FILES
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.