Ely Valley Mine

The Ely Valley Mine is a zinc mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,450 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: Ely Valley Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Gallery: View 15 Ely Valley Mine Photos

Elevation: 6,450 Feet (1,966 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc

Lat, Long: 37.9483, -114.49220

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Ely Valley Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ely Valley Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Pioche 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

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Ownership

Owner Name: Ely Valley Mines Inc.
Percent: 99.00
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1963


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1926
Discovery Year: 1907
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

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Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Siderite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Wad
Unknown: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Geology): ORE IS FOUND IN INTERCALATED LIMESTONE BEDS OF THE PIOCHE SHALE. THE SPECIFIC BEDS ARE: COMBINED METALS MEMBER, SUSAN DUSTER BED, AND 20 FT. BED.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MOST ORE COMES FROM THE COMBINED METALS LIMESTONE MEMBER OF THE PIOCHE SHALE ALTHOUGH THE SUSAN DUSTER LIMESTONE BED HAS SOME MASSIVE SULFIDES ALSO.


References

Reference (Deposit): POSITS OF LINCOLN CO., NEV., NEV. BU MINES BULL. 73,

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M., AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DE-

Reference (Deposit): DEPOSIT LINCOLN CO., NEV., US BU MINES RPT. INVEST. 4541,

Reference (Deposit): TRENGROVE, R.R., INVESTIGATION OF COMET COALITION PB-ZN

Reference (Deposit): STUDIES MAP MF-136

Reference (Deposit): PIOCHE HILLS, LINCOLN CO., NEV., USGS MINERAL INV. FIELD

Reference (Deposit): PARK, C.F. JR., ET AL, GEOLOGIC MAP AND SECTIONS OF THE

Reference (Deposit): ZINC, INTERNAT. GEOL. CONG., 18TH, LONDON, 1948 PP. 98-106

Reference (Deposit): GEOLOGY, PARAGENESIS, AND RESERVES OF THE ORES OF LEAD AND

Reference (Deposit): YOUNG, E.B., THE PIOCHE DISTRICT (NEV.), IN SYMPOSIUM ON THE

Reference (Deposit): TABLE 10, P. 130; PLATE 1.

Reference (Deposit): THE PIOCHE DISTRICT, NEV., USGS PROF. PAPER 171, P.57

Reference (Deposit): 1941, PP. 423-424

Reference (Deposit): WESTGATE, L.G., AND KNOPE, A., GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF

Reference (Deposit): TRY. BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION (CONFIDENTIAL REPORT)

Reference (Deposit): CENTRATES TO A PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELECTROLYTIC ZINC INDUS-

Reference (Deposit): AND DOMESTIC LEAD-ZINC MINES THAT COULD SUPPLY ZINC CON-

Reference (Deposit): GAGE, H.L. THE LEAD-ZINC MINES OF NEVADA. IN: SOME FOREIGN

Reference (Deposit): FIG. 1

Reference (Production): PRODUCTION (1859-1940, INCLUSIVE), NEV. BU MINES BULL. 38

Reference (Production): COUCH, B.F., AND CARPENTER, J.A., NEVADA'S METAL AND MINERAL


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.