Dead Horse Mine

Occurrence in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044012
MRDS ID M231327
Record type Site
Current site name Dead Horse Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.13901, 40.54407 (WGS84)
Elevation 1966
Relative position 13 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 21 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • JUST SOUTH OF ELKO-LANDER PROSPECT

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Silver Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.13901, 40.54407

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Golconda Thrust Fault
Local N-S Trending Faults, E-W Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N
    Dip W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Bedding Shears In Chert, Crushed Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • CRUSHED ZONE ALONG SHEARS CONTAINS POCKETS OF GOLD-SILVER ORE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 40.23M

Comments on the workings information

  • INCLINE, CROSSCUT, WINZE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231327

Bibliographic references

  • 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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit BEDDING SHEARS, CRUSHED ZONES
Deposit WORKINGS INCLUDE A 50-FT. INCLINE, A 60-FT CROSSCUT, A 22-FT WINZE. ; 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