Ten Mile Mine

The Ten Mile Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Humboldt county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,626 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: Ten Mile Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Humboldt

Elevation: 4,626 Feet (1,410 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 40.9775, -117.96111

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Ten Mile Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ten Mile Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2366


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: Humboldt
District: Ten Mile District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Tenmile Mining Co., Scott S. Schussler, Operations Manager
Home Office: 555 W. 2nd Street, Winnemucca, Nv 89445
Years: 1983 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

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


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2366 OF SELECT QUARTZ VEIN MATTER FROM VEIN EXPOSURE 35 M SW OF HEADFRAME CONTAINS 2 % FE, 0.15 % MG, 0.05 % CA, 0.02 % TI, 1000 PPM MN, 0.7 PPM AG, 700 PPM AS, 50 PPM B, 50 PPM BA, 10 PPM CO, 10 PPM CR, 70 PPM CU, 10 PPM NI, 100 PPM SB, 10 PPM V, AND 0.95 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.


Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT; INCLINED SHAFT HAS RECENTLY BEEN RECONDITIONED HEADFRAME (1984; RECENT ROTARY DRILL HOLES.

Comment (Deposit): NUMEROUS PITS, TRENCHES, ADITS, AND FIVE INCLINED SHAFTS, N AND NNW-TRENDING SHEAR ZONES IN SLATE AND DIORITE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Deposit): 1863-SILVER WAS DISCOVERED IN GALENA CANYON; 1864; COPPER & SILVER WERE DISCOVERED IN COPPER CANYON; FIRST PRODUCTION WAS IN 1868. MINING CONTINUED THROUGH 1875 WITH ORE BEING SHIPPED TO SMELTERS IN SWANSEA, WALES. DECLINE FROM 1875 TO TURN OF CENTURY. 1909-GOLD WAS DISCOVERED IN PHILADELPHIA CANYON, PROMPTING A REJUVENATION OF THE DISTRICT. 1916-FORMATION OF COPPER CANYON MINING CO. WHICH HAD LARGE PRODUCTION OF COPPER FROM BOTH COPPER CANYON AND COPPER BASIN DURING WORLD WAR I. THERE WAS INTERMITTENT PRODUCTION UNTIL WORLD WAR II WHEN THERE WAS ANOTHER PRODUCTION BOOM UNDER LEASE TO INT. SMELTING AND REFINING CO. AS ARCO DID EXPLORATION WORK IN THE DISTRICT FROM 1959 TO 1961 WHEN DUVAL ACQUIRED IT AND CONTINUED EXPLORATION CULMINATING IN THE OPENING OF BOTH COPPER CANYON AND COPPER BASIN OPEN PIT MINES IN 1967, BY WHICH BATTLE MOUNTAIN BECAME ONE OF NEVADA'S LARGEST COPPER PRODUCERS. IN 1977, BECAUSE OF DEPRESSED CU MARKET, DUVAL ANNOUNCED PLANS TO PHASE OUT CU PRODUCTION IN

Comment (Deposit): CU. CANYON MILLING OPERATIONS, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CONVERTING THE TO A GOLD FACILITY, WITH THE INCREASE IN GOLD PRICES. AT PRESENT, ONLY GOLD IS BEING PRODUCED. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984, BUT IT WAS REPORTED TO HAVE OPERATED IN 1983, AND WAS LISTED AS AN ACTIVE UNERGROUND GOLD MINE EMPLOYING 5 PERSONS IN 1983.

Comment (Geology): GARNET-DIOPSIDE-TREMOLITE-ACTINOLITE SKARN ASSOC WITH ORE IN SOME OREBODIES.

Comment (Deposit): MILKY QUARTZ VEIN MATTER OCCURS IN AN APPROXIMATE 25 CM WIDE VEIN CUTTING MICROGRANODIORITE. THE VEIN MATERIAL IS OXIDIZED; ONLY LIMONITE OCCURS IN CLOTS AND VUGS. MICROGRANODIORITE IS LOCALLY ARGILLIZED. HORNFELS-GRANODIORITE CONTACT IS QUITE NEAR THE VEIN, AND HORNFELS MAY FORM THE WALLROCK LOCALLY.

Comment (Location): SE SIDE TENMILE HILLS.


References

Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, (1964) MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, VOLUME I.

Reference (Deposit): WILDEN, RONALD, (1964) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS, HUMBOLDT COUNTY, NEVADA, NBMG, BULL. 59.

Reference (Deposit): GARSI, L.J., 10 OCT 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.