The Rosebud Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,577 feet.
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Elevation: 5,577 Feet (1,700 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.81278, -118.66111
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Rosebud Mine MRDS details
Primary: Rosebud Mine
Secondary: Brown Palace Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 1796 and 1797
Secondary: Golden Jupiter Claims, White Alps West End of Zone
Secondary: Golden Juniper Claim Ragged Six Lease
Secondary: Big Six
Secondary: Golden Triangle, Rabbit's Foot, Golden Anchor, Lucky Boy, Durango Girl
District: Rosebud District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1906
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Extreme Kaolinization, Silicification, Sericitization
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1796 OF HIGHLY ALTERED FAULT GOUGE AND RHYOLITE BRECCIA IN STOPE CONTAINS 7% FE, 0.02% TI, 10 PPM MN, 150 PPM AG, 30 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 1.5 PPM BE, 50 PPM CU, 10 PPM MO, 150 PPM PB, 500 PPM SB, 5 PPM SC, 10 PPM V, 20 PPM Y, 70 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 1797 OF ALTERED, BLEACHED RHYOLITE BRECCIA WITH SOME SULFIDES CONTAINS 1% FE, 0.1% MG, 0.07% CA, 0.07% TI, 15 PPM MN, 30 PPM AG, 20 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 15 PPM CU, 5 PPM NI, 20 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 15 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 150 PPM ZR. AA ANALYSIS ALSO SHOWED SAMPLE 1796 TO CONTAIN 5.0 PPM AU AND SAMPLE 1797, 0.45 PPM AU.
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE STRIKES NEARLY E-W, DIPPING 70 N AT WEST END TO ABOUT VERTICAL AT EAST END. MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN FAULT BRECCIA, WHICH PANS GOLD FREELY, CONCENTRATED IN NARROW CLAY SEAMS THROUGHOUT THE FAULT BRECCIA MATERIAL. HIGH-GRADE ORE DISCOVERY REPORTED IN 1933: RUNNING 7.28 02/+ AU AND 9.27 02/+ AG FROM A GRAB SAMPLE OF SELECTED ORE. ORE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE GIVEN OUT IN 1947. SOME ORE OCCURRED AT INTERSECTION OF THE MAIN ZONE WITH A LITTLE N-S FISSURE WITH A LOW DIP TO THE WEST. ORE WAS ON FOOTWALL OF THE MINOR FISSURE.
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS, ADITS AND PROSPECTS; SIZEABLE UNDERGROUND WORKINGS. SEVERAL OPEN STOPES FOLLOW VEINS TO THE SURFACE. ONE STOPE ABOVE THE MILL SITE ROLLS OVER NEAR THE SURFACE, AFTER DIPPING CLOSE TO 60 SW
Comment (Commodity): 2 KINDS OF GOLD: GOLD FROM CLAY SEAMS IS DARKER (WITH ANOXIDE COATING) THAN GOLD FROM MASSIVE RHYOLITE
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE BY GOOD UNIMPROVED ROAD 2 MILES NORTH OF ROSEBUD CANYON. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NOT ACTIVE AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984. DISCOVERED IN 1906 WITH BIG BOOM TILL 1908, WHICH RAPIDLY DISSIPATED. MILL BUILT IN 1930'S BY AMERICAN MINING AND MILLING CO (50 TPD). THAT COMPANY FOLDED AND THE MILL WAS DISMANTLED AND SOLD.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 2 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, F.L., 1909, USGS BULL 414, P. 25-27.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, P.81.
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, F.D., 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA: NEVADA NEWS LETTER PUBLISHING CO., RENO, NEVADA. P. 215.
Reference (Deposit): SEABORN, E.B., 1933, UNPUBLISHED REPORT OF THE ROSEBUD PROPERTY: NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 292, ITEM 1.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 292, ITEM 2, UNPUB. REPORT.
Reference (Production): RANSOME, F.L., 1909.
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.