Veta Grande Mine

The Veta Grande Mine is a silver and silica mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,201 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: Veta Grande Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation: 6,201 Feet (1,890 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Silica

Lat, Long: 38.83528, -119.62222

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Veta Grande Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Veta Grande Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Silica
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Gardnerville (Eagle) District


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

Owner Name: Wellington Financial Group
Home Office: RTE #2, BOX 114, GARDNERVILLE, NV 89410
Info Year: 1984

Owner Name: HIGH TECHNOLOGY RECOVERY SYSTEMS, INC., CLARENCE SIKKENGA, MINE MANAGER
Home Office: RTE #2, BOX 114, GARDNERVILLE, NV 89410
Info Year: 1983


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: vein and fissure replacement
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Year First Production: 1960
Year Last Production: 1977
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock


Orebody

Form: STREAKS


Structure

Type: R
Description: E-W TRENDING FAULTS; NNW-TRENDING FAULTS


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: SILICIFICATION


Rocks

Name: Felsic Volcanic Rock
Role: Associated
Description: felsite dike intrusive
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Tertiary

Name: Metasedimentary Rock
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Jurassic
Age Old: Triassic

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Description: meta-
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Jurassic
Age Old: Triassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Stephanite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Commodity): Ore Materials: ARGENTITE, STEPHANITE , GOLD, QUARTZ

Comment (Commodity): Gangue Materials: FINE GRAIN QTZ. GANGUE

Comment (Deposit): The deposit consists of a FISSURE REPLACEMENT VEIN OF QUARTZ CONTAINING STREAKS OF ARGENTITE AND STEPHANITE WITH MINOR GOLD.

Comment (Development): The earliest reference to the mine is from 1917. The mine was active in the 1980's. The mill was scheduled to be added in 1982 to increase capacity by 600 tpd. It was listed as an active open pit Ag- Au mine in 1983 with gravity concentration and flotation mill. The operation employed a total of 14 persons in the 1980s.

Comment (Location): UTM IS TO MINE BUILDING SHOWN ON TOPO BELOW OLD WORKINGS.

Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT, TWO TUNNEL LEVELS, LARGE OPEN PIT.

Comment (Economic Factors): Production during the 1960s through1977 was predominantly silica and some Ag, Au. From 1978 through1983, an unknown quantity of Ag and Au were produced. Reserves are unknown, if any.

Comment (Geology): THIN INTERBEDS OF METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS. ORE OCCURS IN A VERY LARGE QUARTZ VEIN UP TO 50 FT. THICK.

Comment (Identification): All information from record No. M035909 has been incorporated into this record.


References

Reference (Deposit): Moore, J. G., 1969 , Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lyon, Douglas and Ormsby Counties, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin75 .

Reference (Deposit): Bray, J. C., 1917 , NBMG Open File Report (Unpublished)

Reference (Deposit): Division of Mine Inspection, Dec, 1983, Directory of Nevada Mine Operations Active During Calendar Year 1983.

Reference (Deposit): Nevada State Journal, 1/28/82, "Gold Miners Unveil Expansion".

Reference (Deposit): Quade, J., Garside, L.J., NBMG Sample #4447 Site Visit, July 13, 1989.

Reference (Deposit): Long, K.R., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., and Ludington, S.D., 1998, Database of significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States; Part A, Database description and analysis; part B, Digital database: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-206, 33 p., one 3.5 inch diskette.