The Jet Claims is a silver and gold mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,249 feet.
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Elevation: 5,249 Feet (1,600 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 39.18083, -118.21028
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Jet Claims MRDS details
Primary: Jet Claims
District: FAIRVIEW DISTRICT
Land ownership: Military Reservation
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Administrative Organization: Fallon Naval Air Station
Owner Name: Spectrum Exploration, Le Roi Spriggs
Home Office: Hawthorne, NV
Info Year: 1986
Years: 1986 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Epithermal stockwork veining
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Form: irregular stockwork veining
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: STRONG ARGILLIC ALTERATION; SILICIFICATION; LARGE ARGILLIZED AREA 1.25 MILES SQUARE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Tertiary
Analytical Data: Sample 3817 from prospect adit, of silicified volcanics contains 1.5% Fe, 0.07% Mg, 0.15% Ca, 0.2% Ti, 50 ppm Mn, 30 ppm B, 200 ppm Ba, 30 ppm Cu, 7 ppm Mo, 30 ppm Pb, 700 ppm Sr, 70 ppm V, 700 Zn, 150 ppm Zr
Comment (Deposit): The deposit consists of a stockwork vein system in latite host in a pediment area exposed by recent erosion. Host rock has been affected by strong argillic alteration with some clays and iron-stained quartz. Minor wispy gray streaks of sulfides occur in quartz veining. Some siliceous sinter is associated with a rhyolite plug along the west edge of the altered area.
Comment (Development): Samples were collected by Houston Oil & Minerals Company in 1977-78. Claims were staked but filing was apparently not completed. Based on sampling for Tenneco (HOMC), Jonson identified an open pit gold prospect here which may approximate 1.8 million tons, at a depth of less than 40 feet. Detailed mapping and sampling were recommended to enhance the target for possible drilling. In 1986 there was no apparent activity except for claim staking by Spectrum.
Comment (Economic Factors): Reserves in 1986 were 1.8 Kilotonnes ore grading 0.02 opt Au. No production has been recorded from the property.
Comment (Identification): All material from record M243037 has been incorporated into this record and updated. This record supersedes record M243037.
Comment (Location): The property is accessible by poor road from the west. Easier access is via Nevada Fairview Mine.
Comment (Workings): OLD WORKINGS, PROSPECTS, RECENT STAKING; SMALL PROSPECT ADIT
Comment (Commodity): Ore Materials: gray sulfide minerals
Comment (Commodity): Gangue Materials: CLAYS, QUARTZ; IRON OXIDES AFTER PYRITE
Reference (Deposit): NBMG Site Report, 9/9/86 (M7, I29)
Reference (Deposit): Fallon Land Status, 1978
Reference (Deposit): EIS, 1998.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG OFR 87-2, 90-1,2,3
Reference (Deposit): Jonson, D.C., 1986, Unpublished report on South Fairview District for Tenneco Minerals Co.
Reference (Deposit): Quade, Jack and Tingley, J.V., 9 Sept 86, NBMG Field Examination and Sample Analysis.
Reference (Deposit): Long, K.R., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., and Ludington, S.D., 1998, Database of significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States; Part A, Database description and analysis; part B, Digital database: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-206, 33 p., one 3.5 inch diskette.
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.