Mizpah Mine

Past Producer in Churchill county in Nevada, United States with commodities Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10043737
MRDS ID M231010
Record type Site
Current site name Mizpah Mine
Alternate or previous names Austrian Mine
Related records 10047609

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -118.1829, 39.20213 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Churchill

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 016N 034E 32 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Argentite Ore
Cerargyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Stephanite Ore
Kaolin Gangue
Pyrolusite Gangue
Wad Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 150
USGS model code 25c
Deposit model name Epithermal vein, Comstock
Mark3 model number 16

Nearby scientific data

(1) -118.1829, 39.20213

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Faulting

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Quartz Vein, Fault

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Fairview District

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Comments on the workings information

  • AN EAST-WEST TRENDING VEIN WITH A 60 DEG S DIP CUTS LIGHT RHYOLITIC OR LATITIC BRECCIA, WHICH IS LOCALLY SILICIFIED. THE MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN BUNCHES FROM LESS THAN 1 INCH TO SEVERAL FEET IN DIAMETER. THE ORE MINERALS OCCUR IN IRREGULAR STREAKS OR BANDS. MINERALIZATION OCCURRED AFTER BRECCIATION AND OFTEN FOLLOWS THE QUARTZ CEMENT MATRIX. THE VEIN AVERAGES 6 FT WIDE. THE VEIN IS OPENED TO A DEPTH OF 285 FEET ON 5 LEVELS. (SCHRADER, P 107-8)

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231010

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SCHRADER, F C, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA, 1947, NBMG FILE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1980 Flynn, Patricia Dodd Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology