United Mining Co. Mine

The United Mining Co. Mine is a copper mine located in Douglas county, Nevada.

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: United Mining Co. Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 39.07056, -119.59556

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United Mining Co. Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: United Mining Co. Mine
Secondary: Utopian Mine Name From Topo Sheet


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Delaware


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Near Granite Contact (Moore, P. 31)


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Workings): AS OF 1918, DEVELOPMENT CONSISTED OF 2 SHAFTS 100 FEET AND 450 FEET DEEP, AND NUMEROUS PITS AND ADITS. A STRONG IRON GOSSAN,UP TO 200 FEET WIDE COPS FOUR FISSURES IN ANDESITE. THE VEINS VARY GREATLY IN WIDTH, WITH THE MAIN ORE BODY AVERAGING FROM 7 TO 12 FEET WIDE. SURFACE DEVELOPMENT WORK SHOWED ACURITE AND MALACHITE WITH SOME COPPER OXIDES AT SURFACE, SUCEEDED AT A SHALLOW DEPTH BY SULFIDE MINERALIZATION. WEED REPORTED THAT THE MINE WAS ABANDED IN 1915, AND THE SHARE HOLDERS GIVEN STOCK IN THE BOSTON AMERICAN MINING CO


References

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, J.G., GEOL & MIN DEP. LYON, DOUGLAS, ORMSBY CO, NW, NBMG BULL 75, 1969.

Reference (Deposit): OVERTON, T.D., MIN. RESOURCES DOUGLAS, ORMSBY, WOSHOE CO, NBMG BULL 46, 1947.

Reference (Deposit): WEED, E.H., THE MINES HANDBOOK, 1918