The Salt Lake-Pioche Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 37.925, -114.43889
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Salt Lake-Pioche Mine MRDS details
Primary: Salt Lake-Pioche Mine
Secondary: Free Brothers Lease
Secondary: Victor, Victor Ext., Apex, Financier, Michigan, Senator,
Secondary: Apex Fraction Contact No. 1-18, Bumagain No. 1-15,
Secondary: Berlin Fraction Claims
Secondary: NBMG Smaple Site 1427
District: Pioche District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Salt-Lake-Pioche Mining Co.
Owner Name: Index-Daley Mines Co., Donald B. Potts
Home Office: Box 629, Tonapah, Nv
Time Period: 1938-1951
Material type: ORE PB AG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Avg. 0.08oz/Ton Au, 57.4 Oz/-Tag, 21.5%Pb
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1885
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1427 CONTAINS GREATER THAN 5000 PPM MN, 200 PPM AG, 2000 PPM AS, GREATER THAN 5000 PPM BA, 500 PPM CU, GREATER THAN 20000 PPM PB, 2000 PPM SB, 500 PPM SN, 200 PPM SR, 200 PPM V, 1000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Deposit): FAULT ZONE/VEIN WITH ASSOCIATED VEINS AND STRINGERS STRIKING N4-70W, DIPPING 45E. ORE REMOVED FROM THESE VEINS IS GENERALLY SILICEOUS AG-PB WITH THE PB OCCURING AS CARBONATE. THE REMAINING DUMPS CONSIST MAINLY OF MASSIVE WHITE TO ROSE-COLORED QUARTZITE BRECCIA STAINED WITH FE-MNOXIDES AND COATED WITH CRYSTALLINE JAROSITE. CLOTS OF MANGANDSIDERITE/ PSILOMELANE PARTIALLY CEMENT THE BRECCIA. YELLOW SB? OXIDES AND AN UNKNOWN GREEN MINERAL (ANGLESITE?) OCCUR WITH THE ORE. LOCALLY THE BRECCIA AND FAULT GOUGE ARE SILICIFIED.
Comment (Workings): 4 SHAFTS WITH EXTENSIVE UNDERGROUND DEVELOPEMENT. BUILDINGS, SURFACE CUTS, HEAD FRAMES, CORE SHACKS, MORE ROADS THAN SHOWN ON MAP. WORKINGS COLLARED IN ALLUIUM. BUMAGAIN (OR RUMGAIN) SHAFT; APEX SHAFT.
Comment (Deposit): THE WORKING WERE NOT ACCESSABLE, SO MOST OF THE INFORMATION IS HEAR-SAY. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Development): 3 APPARENT STAGES OF ACTIVITY: 1880'S, WHEN MOST OF DISTRICT PRODUCTION OCCURRED; 1960'S-1970'S WITH SOME EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION; ANDMORE RECENTLY,(1980'S) DRILLING AND SURFACE EXPLORATION. SOME DUMPS HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND MILLED. MANAGEMENT REPORTED IN 1944, 1000 TONS OF SHIPPING ORE AND 25000 TONS MILL GRADE ORE. WORKED BY FREE BROS. OF PIOCHE ON LEASE. GULF LEASED CLAIMS IN 1976 AND ENLARGED THE CLAIM GROUP ANDDRILLED IT. L. HOLLINGSHEAD DROVE 500-FT DRIFT IN 1968-71 TO JOIN NOS . 2 AND 4 SHAFTS.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1880'S
Comment (Location): CLAIMS STRADDLE OLD & NEW HWY 93, FOUR SHAFTS ARE 200 YDS NORTH OF HWY 93, AND CONECT TO IT BY GOOD DIRT ROAD. 42 CLAIMS TOTAL, OF WHICH 6 ARE PATENTED ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Production): TOTAL ESTIMATED PRODUCTION ABOUT $500,000 WORTH.
Reference (Deposit): OBSERVATIO
Reference (Production): TSCHANZ AND PAMPEYAN, 1970, P. 132.
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.