Silver Park Mine

Past Producer in Lincoln county in Nevada, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Antimony, Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10037372
MRDS ID M032071
Record type Site
Current site name Silver Park Mine
Alternate or previous names Jesse Knight Property Property

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -114.35751, 38.46023 (WGS84)
Elevation 2103
Relative position 1 1/2 MILES W OF ATLANTA
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Lincoln

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
07N 68E 16 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • AREA UNSURVEYED . UTM IS TO ONE MAIN SHAFT AMONG SEVERAL WORKINGS . UTM IS TO ONE MAIN SHAFT AMONG SEVERAL WORKINGS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary
Uranium Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • DUMPS AND AREAS NEAR OLD WORKINGS ARE SLIGHTLY MORE RADIOACTIVE THAN SURROUNDING UNALTERED ROCKS

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cerargyrite Ore
Copper Ore
Galena Ore
Lead Ore
Pyrargyrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Limonite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Oxidation, Silicification

Analytical data

Result SEMIQUANTITIVE SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS BY J.C. HAMILTON, USGS: .7% CU, .3% BA, .15%AG & SB .03% PB AND ZN

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 72
USGS model code 19a
Deposit model name Polymetallic replacement
Mark3 model number 47

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Ely Springs Dolomite
    Rock description Ely Springs Dolomite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -114.35751, 38.46023

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Thickness 2.13M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fractures, Bedding Planes And Joints At Favorable Stratigraphic Horizons

Comments on the geologic information

  • SILICEOUS REPLACEMENT VEINS STRIKING NE AND N ARE MINERALIZED.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1869
Year of first production 1871

Mining district

District name Atlanta District; Silver Park District; Silver Springs District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • MOST OF THE EARLY PRODUCTION FROM THE DISTRICT CAME FROM THIS MINE

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 91.44M

Comments on the workings information

  • MAIN SHAFT CAVED AT 50 FT. SMALL, IRREGULAR INCLINED DRIFTS AND STOPES FOLLOW DRAINAGE CHANNELS. ADITS, PROSPECT PITS. AT LEAST 2 SHAFTS ARE OVER 100 FT DEEP.

Comments on development

  • 2 MILLS IN 1872. IN 1975, A LARGE AMOUNT OF SHALLOW ROTARY DRILLING WAS BEING DONE BY COMBINED ENTERPRISES, INC IN THE SILVER PARK AREA. A SMALL ZONE OF MINERALIZATION CALLED THE LOREN OREBODY WAS LOCATED AND A TEST PIT MINED, BUT WAS DROPPED BECAUSE IT PROVED UNECONOMICAL.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M032071

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    TSCHANTZ CM & PAMPEYAN EH, 1970, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN CO., NEV BUR MINES BULL 73

  • Deposit

    COUCH, B. F. AND CARPENTER, J.A., 1943, NBMG BULL 3-

  • Deposit

    HILL, J. M., 1916, USGS BULL 648

  • Deposit

    NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 164.

  • Deposit

    GARSIDE, L. J., 1973, NBMG BULL 81, P. 70.

  • Deposit

    SHARP AND MYERSON, 1956, US AEC REPORT 3564.

  • Deposit

    COX, JOHN W., 1981, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE ATLANTA DISTRICT, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA: UNIV. OF NEVADA,RENO M. S. THESIS.

  • Production

    TSCHANTZ AND PAMPEYAN, 1970

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1980 Harner, Joy L. (Roberts, Ralph J.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JAN-1985 La Pointe, D.D. (Tingley, J.V.) U.S. Geological Survey