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Hillside Mine

The Hillside Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,999 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Hillside Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)

Commodity: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.08361, -114.60944

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Hillside Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hillside Mine
Secondary: Hillside Claim


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Manganese


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Bristol-Jackrabbit District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Hillside Leasing Co.
Years: 1913 -


Production

Year: 1921
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^.02 Oz Au, 6.7 Oz Ag, 2.32 % Pb/Ton
Year: 1914
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^.012 Oz Au, 7.21 Oz Ag, 2.77% Pb/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1870
Discovery Year: 1870
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic replacement


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Vertical Fracture 300 Ft Sw Of Shaft, N15e, Cotting Vein At Depth; Slips


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Marble
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Marble
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: MASSES OF SULFIDES ASSAYED 54.05% , 72.5 OZ AG, 4% PB AND .04 OZ AU/TON


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Galena
Ore: Limonite


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): ORE CONSISTS OF AG-CU MATERIAL, OXIDIZED. ON SAME E-W MAY DAY FISSURE AS MAIN BRISTOL OREBODY, AT INTERSECTIONS WITH N-S FISSURES AND AT INTERSECTION WITH AT LEAST ONE STEEPER BUT PARALLEL FISSURE OF THE TEMPEST SET. DIP OF FISSURE FLATTENS FROM NEAR 75 AT SURFACE TO 40 OR LESS BELOW 200 FT.

Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT (43) 900 FT LONG, INACCESSIBLE, WITH LEVELS EVERY 100 FEET. A SECOND SHAFT.

Comment (Development): HILLSIDE WAS PRINCIPAL SUPPLIER OF ORE TO THE BRISTOL WELLS SMELTER IN LATE 1870'S AND EARLY 1880'S. THAT SMELTER OPERATION CEASED DUE TO A SMALL AMOUNT OF SULPHUR IN ORE CAUSING CU AND AG LOSS IN SLAG. THEN A PAN AMALGAMATION SITE WAS BUILT AT TOEDER MILL SITE AND 10,000 TONS OF HILLSIDE ORE WAS TREATED. THEN THE MILL SHUT DOWN AND ORE AND SLAG FROM SMELTER WAS SENT TO SALT LAKE. IN 1877, THE HILLSIDE CO WAS ORGANIZED TO TAKE OVER A MG. STEELE'S PROPERTIES INCLUDING THE HILLSIDE MINE


References

Reference (Deposit): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 171, ITEM 2, 1924 REPORT BY G.W. CRANE

Reference (Deposit): HILL, J.M., 1916, USGS BULL 648, P. 134-135

Reference (Production): NBMG OPEN FILE, FILE 175, ITEM 6; FILE 171, ITEM 21

Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, J.C., 1922, ORE DEPOSITS OF PIOCHE DISTRICT: ENG. AND MIN. JOUR. VOL. 113, NO.7., P.285

Reference (Deposit): NBMG OPEN FILE, FILE 175, ITEM 6; FILE 171, ITEM 3, ITEM 17 (MAP OF WORKINGS)

Reference (Deposit): WESTGATE, L.G. & KNOPF, A., 1952, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE PIOCHE DISTRICT, NEV., USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 171, P. 71.


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.