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.
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 39.07056, -119.59556
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United Mining Co. Mine MRDS details
Primary: United Mining Co. Mine
Secondary: Utopian Mine Name From Topo Sheet
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Near Granite Contact (Moore, P. 31)
Name: Metasedimentary Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
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
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