Silver King Mine

The Silver King Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,329 feet.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Silver King Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 6,329 Feet (1,929 Meters)

Commodity: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.29167, -114.87639

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Silver King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver King Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Arsenic


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Silver King (Sunnyside) District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Hill And Hendrix
Years: 1980 -

Owner Name: Anaconda Co.
Years: 1981 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: N-Trending Normal Fault

Type: L
Description: E-W Fractures


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Devonian

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED AREA ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Production): 8-10 CARLOADS OF ORE PRODUCED (AG-PB)-IN ADDITION TO THAT ABOVE

Comment (Development): PROPERTY WAS BEING DRILLED BY ANACONDA CO. IN 1981. -EVIDENCE OF SEVERAL DEEP HOLES; RIG ON PROPERTY AT TIME OF VISIT. NOTICE ON HEADFRAME-LOCATED FEB, 1980 BY HILL & HENDRIX.

Comment (Deposit): ORE BODIES OCCUR NEAR THE CONTACT OF LIMESTONE AND QUARTZ DIORITE PORPHYRY AS BOTH SMALL REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS AND VEINS. A 7-INCH STRINGER OF HEAVY PB-AG/AS SULFIDES WAS EXPOSED FOR 12 FT IN THE VEIN. ROCK ON DUMP AND AROUND SHAFT COLLAR IS A DARK LIMESTONE WITH MAROON CLOTS. FRACTURE ZONE AT SHAFT - N 55 W, VERTICAL; WHITE CALCITE VEIN 1/4 IN. THICK ON SURFACE; FRACTURE CAN BE TRACED ALONG OUTCROP EAST OF THE SHAFT; STOPES HAVE CAVED ALONG THE ZONE. UPPER (EASTERN) AREA OF WORKINGS (ON SIDE HILL PASS QUAD, SAMPLE SITE 269) EXPLORE REPLACEMENT LENSES IN LIMESTONE ALONG N 55 W STRUCTURE. LOWEST WORKINGS EXPOSE KAOLINIZED DIKE AT PORTAL; CONTACT WITH LIMESTONE TRENDS N 20 W, DIPS 60-65 SW; OLD DUMPS ALONG HILL SLOPE TO WEST ARE ON N 55-60 W FRACTURES IN LIMESTONE.

Comment (Workings): 3 ADITS, AT LEAST ONE VERTICAL SHAFT, STOPES EXTEND TO SURFACE

Comment (Deposit): DISTRICT UNORGANIZED; SEVERAL PROSPECTS IN THE AREA. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV


References

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BULL 73.

Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1981, FIELD EXAMINATION, 6/14/81.

Reference (Deposit): MINING WORLD, 1940, P.31, VOL 2, NO. 2.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 82-9.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.