Bentley Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10043985
MRDS ID M231298
Record type Site
Current site name Bentley Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.07011, 40.61934 (WGS84)
Elevation 1844
Relative position 8 MILES WSW OF TOWN OF BATTLE MOUNTAIN
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Lander

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 032N 044E 30 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • NEAR HEAD OF N FORK LICKING CREEK

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary
Copper Secondary
Gold Secondary
Molybdenum Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Marcasite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stibnite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Pyritic, Argillic

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cambrian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cambrian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Harmony Formation
    Rock description Harmony Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.07011, 40.61934

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Ne-Striking Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike NE
    Dip 45-80NW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • STIBNITE OCCURS MAINLY AS A COATING ON SPHALERITE. OXIDIZED ZONE FOLLOWED FAULTS DOWN-DIP.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1900
Discoverer Mr. Bentley

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner S. F. Paul And F. Keever
    First year 1923
    Last year 1924
  • Type Owner
    Owner L. Belavstegui
    First year 1954

Comments on the workings information

  • 2 ADITS, WINZES, DRIFTS, STOPES

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231298

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 196RE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B

  • Production

    ROBERTS, R. J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE 8 CLAIMS WERE FIRST LOCATED BY MR. BENTLEY ABOUT 1900. THE PROPERTY WAS MINED IN 1923 AND 1924 BY S.F. PAUL AND F. KEEVER, WITH KEEVER CONTINUING ON UNTIL 1954 WHEN IT WAS SOLD TO L. BELAUSTEGUI. WORKINGS CONSIST OF 2 ADITS, WINZES AND DRIFTS AND STOPES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 La Pointe, D. D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Updater 01-SEP-1994 Li, Zhiping (Peters, S.) U.S. Geological Survey