The Lantern Project is a silver and gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.74669, -118.64167
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Lantern Project MRDS details
Primary: Lantern Project
District: Scossa District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Quincy Resources Inc.
Owner Name: Newmont Mining Corp.
Info Year: 2004
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: vein
Operation Type: Surface
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Name: Sedimentary Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Jurassic
Age Old: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): There are at least four high angle gold-bearing epithermal veins known on the property; these veins trend north-northwest in the direction of the nearby Rosebud and Hycroft mines. Epithermal veins present on the surface of the property have returned grab samples in excess of 0.5 opt gold. Although there has been virtually no targeted drilling for the feeder veins within the resource, one drill intercept did return better than 0.5 opt gold equivalent over 10 feet. Several other intercepts are noted in excess of 0.25 opt gold equivalent. Mineralization is present as electrum and in the silver selenide minerals augilarite and naummanite.
Comment (Development): Quincy Resources Inc. acquired the 2,500-acre Lantern property under a lease agreement with Newmont Mining Corp. and Platoro West Inc. Phase I exploration is anticipated to include approximately 10,000 feet of reverse circulation drilling. Previous exploration on the property has identified a 300,000 oz gold-equivalent shallow open-pit resource. Limited deep drilling has been conducted to date despite the fact that at least four high angle gold-bearing epithermal veins are known on the property; these veins trend north-northwest in the direction of the nearby Rosebud and Hycroft mines. The world-class Comstock district and Sleeper Mines are also located along the same trend. Epithermal veins present on the surface of the property have returned grab samples in excess of 0.5 opt gold. Although there has been virtually no targeted drilling for the feeder veins within the resource, one drill intercept did return better than 0.5 opt gold equivalent over 10 feet. Several other intercepts are noted in excess of 0.25 opt gold equivalent. Mineralization is present as electrum and in the silver selenide minerals augilarite and naummanite. These ore minerals are significant in that they are the primary ore minerals at Comstock, National, Midas and Delamar Idaho . Zonge Geoscience Inc. of Sparks , NV recently completed gradient array and IP surveys over a limited grid covering gold mineralized boulders of epithermal vein material exposed on the surface. As a result of these surveys, Quincy intends a limited drill program in early 2006 to test for mineralized feeder structures beneath the boulders exposed on the surface.
Comment (Economic Factors): In 2004 the deposit had a reported shallow open-pit resource of 300,000 ounces of gold-equivalent.
Comment (Commodity): Ore Materials: electrum, silver selenide minerals, aguilarite, naummanite.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-2004.
Reference (Deposit): Johnson, 1977
Reference (Deposit): Qunicy Resources, Inc., 2004a, 2004b.
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.
Reference (Deposit): Quincy Resources Inc. press release, 1/21/2004.
Reference (Deposit): United States Bureau of Mines, 1995, 1999a.
Reference (Deposit): Tingley, 1998.
Reference (Deposit): United States Geological Survey, 1981h
Reference (Deposit): Westcord Resources, undated.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG MI-2004.
Reference (Deposit): United States Bureau of Land Management, 1975c.
Reference (Deposit): Quincy Gold Corp. press release, 4/13/05.
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.