Buena Vista Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10043994
MRDS ID M231307
Record type Site
Current site name Buena Vista Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.13428, 40.55712 (WGS84)
Elevation 1935
Relative position 12 MILES SW 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 031N 043E 16 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • JUST N. OF PASS BETWEEN HEADS OF COPPER & GALENA CANYONS

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Strong Hydrothermal Alteration Of Chert & Shale.

Analytical data

Result SHIPMENTS IN 1870'S CONTAINED UP TO $150./TON IN AG AND 60% PB
Result SULFIDE ORE CONTAINS 0.08-0.5 OZ AU/TON AND 2-4 OZ. AG/TON
Result AND 1-2% LEAD AND 1.3-2% ZN.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Latite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
    Rock unit name Pumpernickel Formation
    Rock description Pumpernickel Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.13428, 40.55712

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Golconda Thrust Fault
Local N-S Trending Steeply Dipping Faults.

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Zones

Comments on the geologic information

  • SULFIDE MINERALS OCCUR IN CRUSHED ZONES ALONG FAULTS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1867
Discoverer Mc Beth & Fox (1867)
Year of first production 1875

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 182.88M

Comments on the workings information

  • SHALLOW SHAFTS, OPEN CUTS, UNDERGROUND WORKINGS.

Comments on development

  • EARLY RICH PRODUCTION OCCURRED IN THE 1870'S WITH SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTION FROM 1935 TO 1940, SPORADICALLY.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231307

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL.88

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA; U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B.

  • Deposit

    THEODORE, T.G. AND BLAKE, D.W., 1975, GEOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE COPPER CANYON PORPHRY COPPER DEPOSITS AND SURROUNDING AREA, LANDER CO., NEV: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 798-B.

  • Production

    STEWART, MCKEE, AND STAGER, 1977.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SULFIDES IN CRUSHED ZONES ALONG FAULTS
Deposit THIS WAS THE FIRST DISCOVERY IN GALENA CANYON AND WAS LOCATED BY MCBETH & FOX IN 1867. EARLY RICH PRODUCTION OCCURRED IN 1870'S, AND MORE ORE WAS PRODUCED FROM 1935 TO 1940, SPORADICALLY. WORKINGS INCLUDE SEVERAL SHALLOW SHAFTS OPEN CUTS AND 600 FT. OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS.

Reporter information

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