Willard - Mcdonald Mine

The Willard - Mcdonald Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,240 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: Willard - Mcdonald Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation: 6,240 Feet (1,902 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 38.74667, -119.54861

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Willard - Mcdonald Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Willard - Mcdonald Mine
Secondary: NBMG # 4433 7 # 4434


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Mountain House


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limonite And Silicified


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Workings): FOUR CAVED ADITS ARE STACKED ONE ABOVE THE OTHER AT 50 TO 75 FEET INTERVALS ALONG THE VEIN'S STRIKE.

Comment (Geology): THE ORE IS HIGHLY SILICIFIED WITH DARK-GRAY BRECCIA. IT HAS SULFIDES MOST OF WHICH ARE PYRITE. A VEIN RUNNING CLOSE TO DUE EAST AND DIPPING NORTHWARD CROSSES THE MAIN VEIN SYSTEM BETWEEN THE 3-4 ADITS. THE VEIN IS VUGGY LIMONITE STAINED FOR NEARLY 50 FEET. IT IS EXPOSED BY A PROSPECT.

Comment (Deposit): SAMPLE 4434 WAS TAKEN FROM THE EXPOSED CROSS-CUTTING VEIN. SAMPLE 4433 WAS TAKEN FROM THE DUMP AT RANDOM. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Development): UNKNOWN ; ECON.COM: THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN $6,500 PRIOR TO 1940

Comment (Production): 6,754 DOLLARS PRIOR TO 1940 PRIMARILY FROM THIS MINE


References

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, J. G., 1969 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LYON, DOUGLAS AND ORMSBY COUNTIES, NEV., NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES, BULLETIN 75 .

Reference (Deposit): TELLURIDE CLAIMS, MOUNTAIN HOUSE MINING DISTRICT,DOUGLAS COUNTY, QUADE SITE VISIT 7-12-89, NBMG UNPUBLISHED MINING DISTRICT FILES (TINGLEY FILES).