The Charley Ross Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,051 feet.
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Elevation: 7,051 Feet (2,149 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 37.90722, -114.05556
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Charley Ross Mine MRDS details
Primary: Charley Ross Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 1722
Secondary: Mountain View Group
District: Eagle Valley (Gold Springs) District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillic; Silicification. Matrix Is Altered To Advanced Argillic Or Phyllic Stage In Places
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLES FROM 60-80 FT LEVELS SHOWED 0.005-0.145 OZ/T AU AND 0-0.202/T AG (PERRY). SAMPLE 1722 CONTAINS 100 PPM MN, 20 PPM AG, 300 PPM BA, 500 PPM MO, 30 PPM PB, 100 PPM V, 70 PPM ZR.
Comment (Geology): SOME ROCKS ARE THOROUGHLY SILICIFIED AND SHOW VEINLETS AND CLOTS OF VITREOUS GREY SILICA. A FEW SAMPLES OF ALTERED TUFFACEOUS MATERIAL NOTED, CONSISTING OF PUNKY KAOLINITIC MATERIAL
Comment (Workings): MAIN WORKING IS AN INCLINED SHAFT COVERED BY COLLAPSED STRUCTURE AND ADJACENT CABIN. A W-TRENDING ADIT WAS CROSS CUT 400 FT SOUTH OF THE ADIT TO INTERSECT SOUTHERN EXTENSION OF VEIN. SHAFT WAS 175 FT DEEP, INCLINED 72 DEGREES AND HAS 2 SMALL LEVELS AT 60 FT AND 80 FT. ON THE 60 FT LEVEL, WORKINGS GO NE AND SW FROM THE SHAFT (AT LEAST 40 FT NE, 50 FT SW). THE 80-FT LEVEL HAS 45 FT OF DRIFTING TO SWALONG VEIN, AND THE VEIN HAS BEEN STOPED UP ABOUT 10 FT ABOVE BACK OF DRIFT
Comment (Deposit): A RESSITANT SILICIFIED VEIN WLL OUTCROP PROJECTS NORTH TO NORTHEAST OF THE SHAFT COLLAR. WALLROCKS SHOW BLEACHING, CLAY ALTERATION, IRON-STAINING AND FRACTURING ADJACENT TO THE VEIN. DUMP SAMPLE CONSISTS OF COCKSCOMB QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL AND ALTERED HOST ROCK. THE ROCKS CONTAIN FINE-GRAINED OXIDIZED PYRITE AND LIMONITE AFTER PYRITE IS COMMON. SHAFT LIES ON NE-STRIKING CONTACT OF OLDER PORPHYRITIC ANDESITE AND OVERLYIN LITHIC CRYSTAL RHYOLITE TUFF. VEIN CONTAINED MILLING ORE WITH VERY HIGH-GRADE TELLURIDE-RICH STREAKS. "A BODY OF TALCORE"
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, SEPT. 17, 1983.
Reference (Deposit): PERRY, L.I., 1964, UTAH GEOLOGY, VOL. 3, NO. 1, P. 23, P. 35-36, 37.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 1970, NBMG BULL 73, P. 160-161.
Reference (Deposit): HIGGINS, W.C., 1908, THE JENNIE AND BUCK MOUNTAIN MINE: SALT LAKE MINING REVIEW VOL. 9, NO. 22, P. 15-19.
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.