Preachers Mine

The Preachers Mine is a copper mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,761 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: Preachers Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation: 5,761 Feet (1,756 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 38.87028, -119.62389

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Preachers Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Preachers Mine
Secondary: Pine Nut Consolidated
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site # 3298


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Gardnerville


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past 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: LINEAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Ns Shear Zone. 2-5 Ft Wide At Exposure.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Epidote Coats Joint Surfaces And Fractures.


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Production): TEST PITS AT SURFACE YIELDED 3 TO 9 DOLLARS PER TON IN 1910 . 100 PLUS TONS OF GOOD ORE STOCKPILED IN 1910 . 400 ASSAYS, INCLUDING SURFACE ORES, GAVE A TOTAL AVERAGE OF $6.40 PER TON

Comment (Deposit): FRACTURE FILLINGS

Comment (Workings): 200 FT CROSSCUT, 100 FT SHAFT AT MOUTH OF ADIT. ADIT PORTAL IS OPEN AND ADIT DRIVEN TO INTERSECT VEINS. PROSPECT SHAFT OR STOPE ON OUTCROP OF EASTERN VEIN.

Comment (Geology): TWO VEIN SYSTEMS. VEINS VARY FROM 1 INCH TO TWO FEET IN WIDTH. THE SHEAR ZONE IS IRREGULAR IN WIDTH, IT IS LENTICULAR, IRON-OXIDE STAINED AND LACED WITH THIN VUGGY, COCKSCOMB QUARTZ VEINS. QUARTZ CRYSTALS IN VUGS ARE CLEAR & DRUSY.

Comment (Development): STAMP MILL WAS CONSTRUCTED ON THE PROPERTY IN 1905, WAS ACTIVE AT LEAST UNTIL 1908.

Comment (Deposit): SIZE OF CLAIMS 600 X 1500 FEET. THE CAMP AREA AT THE ADIT PORTAL HAS BEEN OCCUPIED WITHIN THE LAST 5 TO 10 YEARS, AREA IS STREWN WITH JUNK. ONLY THE FOUNDATIONS AND ENDS OF TIMBER OF THE 1905-ERA STAMP MILL CAN BE FOUND. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): BOILEAU, J. W., 1910 , ENGINEERS REPORT OF THE PINE NUT CONSOL., UNPUBL. NEV. BUREAU OF MINES FILE.

Reference (Deposit): NBMG SAMPLE #3298 IN TINGLEY, J.V. FILES.

Reference (Production): F( 2 )

Reference (Deposit): HILL, J. M., 1915 , SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CALIF. AND NW NEV., USGS, BULL. 594 .