The Rundberg Mine is a uranium and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Uranium, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.45833, -117.09889
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Rundberg Mine MRDS details
Primary: Rundberg Mine
Secondary: Early Day Mine
Secondary: Apex 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: M
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Production): ABOUT HALF OF THE TOTAL URANIUM PRODUCTION FOR THE STATE OF NEVADA (ESTIMATED AT26,000 TONS OF ORE THROUGH 1969 WORTH $470,000).
Comment (Development): THE DEPOSIT WAS FIRST MINED AS A SILVER DEPOSIT. FIVE TONS OF ORE VALUED AT $97/TON, WERE REPORTEDLY SHIPPED.
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT OCCURS IN QUARTZITE OF CAMBRIAN AGE ALONG EAST-TRENDING RHYOLITE DIKES AND IN CONTACT ZONES WITH QUARTZ MONZONITE.
Comment (Deposit): THE ORE BODIES MINED WERE SMALL AND THE GRADE OF THE ORE WAS MARGINAL. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF TRENCHES, PITS, AND SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF FEET OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS. THIS DEPOSIT IS AT THE SITE OF AN EARLIER SILVER DEPOSIT.
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF TRENCHES, PITS, AND SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF FEET OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS.
Comment (Geology): THE DEPOSIT OCCURS IN QUARTZITE OF CAMBRIAN AGE ALONG EAST-TRENDINGRHYOLITE DIKES AND IN BRECCIATED CONTACT ZONES WITH QUARTZ MONZONITE. URANIUM MINERALS ARE LOCALIZED ALONG THE DIKES, BRECCIA ZONES, ANTICLINAL FOLDS, AND FAULTS IN THE QUARTZITE AND IN CCRUSHED SHALY SILTSTONE BEDS.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 19779 GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITSOF 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): HUGHES, H.H.,(UNPUB.), REPORT ON APEX MINES: 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.