Tonopah Extension Mining Co.

The Tonopah Extension Mining Co. is a silver mine located in Nye county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,991 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: Tonopah Extension Mining Co.  

State:  Nevada

County:  Nye

Elevation: 5,991 Feet (1,826 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 38.07111, -117.23389

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Tonopah Extension Mining Co. MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tonopah Extension Mining Co.
Secondary: Tonopah Extension Shaft
Secondary: Cash Boy Shaft
Secondary: McKane Shaft
Secondary: West Tonopah Shaft Victor Shaft


Commodity

Primary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: Nye
District: Tonopah District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Owner Name: Jim Keigley Victor Mine)
Years: 1980 -

Owner Name: Onaping Co (Canadian Lessee) With Subcontractor Parsons Construction Co
Years: 1980 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Tonopah Fault, Monarch-Pittsburg Fault, Rainbow Fault, Extension Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): IN 1980, PARSONS CONSTRUCTION CO HAD A SUBCONTRACT FROM ONAPING CO (LESSEE) TO REOPEN THE VICTOR SHAFT. THIS PROPERTY WAS (1916-1928) ONE OF THE DISTRICT'S BIGGEST PRODUCERS.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF THE 972 FT TONOPAH EXTENSION NO 1 SHAFT, THE 1,440 FT TONOPAH EXTENSION NO.2 SHAFT, THE 2,375 FT VICTOR SHAFT, THE 1,650 FT MCKANE SHAFT, THE 1,670 FT CASH BOY SHAFT

Comment (Deposit): THE COMPANY WAS ORGANIZED IN 1901 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Location): UTM LOCATION IS OF THE TONOPAH EXTENSION SHAFT.


References

Reference (Deposit): SPURR, J.E., 1905, GEOLOGY OF THE TONOPAH MINING DISTRICT: USGS PROF. PAPER 42, P. 181-184

Reference (Deposit): CARPENTER, JA, ET AL, 1953, HISTORY OF FIFTY YEARS OF MINING AT TONOPAH: NBMG BULL. 51

Reference (Deposit): NOLAN, TB, 1935, UNDERGROUND GEOL. OF TONOPAH MINING DIST.: NBMG BULL. 23

Reference (Deposit): THE TONOPAH TIMES BONANZA, AUGUST 6, 1980.

Reference (Production): CARPENTER, ET AL, 1953, P. 149