Veta Grande Mine and Mill

The Veta Grande Mine and Mill is a silver and silica mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 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: Veta Grande Mine and Mill  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Silica

Lat, Long: 38.83528, -119.62222

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Veta Grande Mine and Mill MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Veta Grande Mine and Mill
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site # 4447


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Silica
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Gardnerville (Eagle) 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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: High Technology Recovery Systems,Inc.
Home Office: Clarence Sikkenga, Mine Manager, Rte #2, Box 114, Gard
Years: 1983 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: STREAKS


Structure

Type: R
Description: E-W Trending Faults; Nnw-Trending Faults


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Mafic Intrusive Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Quartz
Ore: Stephanite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): CLAIMS INCLUDE: OLLIE, ELIZABETH, VETA GRANDE, SASAKI, LILLIAN, FLORENCE. MINE REOPENED IN 1972 AS AN OPEN PIT OPERATION ALONG THE MASSIVE SILICA QTZ VEIN. STOCKPILING OF SILICA SANDS AND GOLD/SILVER CONCENTRATES. IN 1978 , CO. MERGED WITH VETA GRANDE MGMT. CO. TO FORM THE VETA GRANDE MINING CO. AND HAD 9 FULL TIME ON-SITE EMPLOYEES. NBMG SAMPLE WAS TAKEN FROM THE OPEN PIT ALONG THE VEIN. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Location): UTM IS TO MINE BUILDING SHOWN ON TOPO BELOW OLD WORKINGS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Production): AVERAGE ASSAY 0.45 DOLLAR AU, 10 OZ. SILVER PER TON IN 1917

Comment (Development): MILL WAS SCHEDULED TO BE ADDED (1982) TO INCREASE CAPACITY BY 600 TPD. LISTED AS AN ACTIVE OPEN PIT AG AU MINE IN 1983 WITH MILL (GRAVITY CONCENTRATION, FLOTATION). THE OPERATION EMPLOYS A TOTAL OF 14 PERSONS. EARLIEST REFERENCE IS FROM 1917, WAS ACTIVE IN THE 1980'S.

Comment (Deposit): FISSURE REPLACEMENT VEIN OF QUARTZ CONTAINING STREAKS OF ARGENTITE AND STEPHANITE WITH MINOR GOLD.

Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT, TWO TUNNEL LEVELS, LARGE OPEN PIT.

Comment (Geology): THIN INTERBEDS OF METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS. ORE OCCURS IN A VERY LARGE QUARTZ VEIN UP TO 50 FT. THICK.


References

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, J. G., 1969 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LYON, DOUGLAS AND ORMSBY COUNTIES, NEV., NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES, BULLETIN75 .

Reference (Deposit): BRAY, J. C., 1917 , NEV. BUREAU OF MINES FILE REPORT (UNPUBL.)

Reference (Deposit): DIVISION OFMINE INSPECTION, DEC, 1983, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1983.

Reference (Deposit): NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, 1/28/82, "GOLD MINERS UNVEIL EXPANSION".

Reference (Deposit): QUADE, J., GARSIDE, L.J., NBMG SAMPLE #4447 SITE VISIT, JULY 13, 1989.