Ruby Hill Mine

The Ruby Hill Mine is a copper mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,001 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: Ruby Hill Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 38.84611, -119.57694

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Ruby Hill Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ruby Hill Mine
Secondary: Copper Chief
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites # 3458, # 3459, # 3486


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Gardnerville


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
Discovery Year: 1908
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: POCKETS/LENSES


Structure

Type: L
Description: North Trending Vertical Slips


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitic, Silicification, Argillic


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Workings): 150 FT INCLINE, SHORT DRIFTS AT THE 60 AND 100 FT. LEVELS. SEVERAL ADITS, NOW CAVED, AND AT LEAST ONE SHAFT, ALSO CAVED AND FILLED. THE AREA HAS BEEN PROSPECTED BY NUMEROUS CUTS AND TRENCHES, MOSTLY DURING THE 1960'S AND 1970'S.

Comment (Geology): BODIES OF ORE 15 X 20 FT. IN X-SECTION, 4 - 5 FT THICK; ANDESITIC VOLCANICS WITH COPPER STAINING ALONG FRACTURE SURFACES WITHIN SHATTERED/SHEAR ZONES. QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL CONTAINS WELL-BANDED CHALCEDONIC QUARTZ WITH VUGGY VEIN INTERIORS.

Comment (Production): ORE AT THE 100 FT. LEVEL WHICH SHOWS SULFIDE, CONTAINED AN ESTIMATED 6 DOLLARS IN GOLD AND 10 TO 11 OUNCES SILVER PER TON IN 1915

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: 90 TONS OF ORE TREATED IN A LEACHING PLANT SHORTLY AFTER 1908 DISCOVERY, THEREAFTER MORE ORE WAS TREATED IN 1928. PRODUCTION IS UNKNOWN.

Comment (Deposit): FRACTURE FILLINGS


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

Reference (Deposit): OVERTON, T.D., 1947, MINERAL RESOURCES OF DOUGLAS, ORMSBY, AND WASHOE, COUNTIES: NBMG BULL. 46.

Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., NBMG SAMPLE #3458,#3459, #3486 SITE VISITS NOV. 11, 1988 & APRIL 12, 1989.

Reference (Production): F( 2 )