Driscol Property

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044013
MRDS ID M231328
Record type Site
Current site name Driscol Property
Alternate or previous names Driscoll, Denver-Nevada, Harriet Mine, Galena High-Line Mine.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.12623, 40.57268 (WGS84)
Elevation 2073
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 10 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON HILLS N. OF DUCK CREEK & GALENASITE

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Malachite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification, Pyritization

Analytical data

Result 1935 SHIPMENT AVERAGED 0.10 OZ./TON AU, AND 35 OZ./TON AG, AND 3% PB
Result THE 1936 SHIPMENT AVERAGED 0.045 ZOZ./TON AU AND 216 OZ/TON AG AND 5.08% PB.

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 > 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) -117.12623, 40.57268

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Thrust Faults
Local Major Ne-Trending Fault Set; Minor Nw Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N25E
    Dip 50W
    Thickness 1.22M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Zone, Brecciation, Favorable Lithology

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEIN RANGES FROM 3 INCHES TO 4 FEET WIDE. 3-4 INCH ORE STREAK (GALENA) FOLLOWS THE HANGING WALL. "ORE WAS SOMEWHAT OXIDIZED TO A MASS OF IRON-STAINED CELLULAR CERUSSITE SURROUNDING UNALTERED GALENA. "ANGLESITE PRESENT. MAIN ORE SHOOTS LOCALIZED WHERE FAULT ZONE CUTS SANDSTONE. ZONE IS BARREN WHERE IT CUTS SHALE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1875
Year of first production 1875

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • PRE-1916 PRODUCTION UNKNOWN.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 620.27M

Comments on the workings information

  • DRIFTS

Comments on development

  • 3 CLAIMS EXTENSIVELY WORKED IN THE 1870'S BY 4 DRIFT TUNNELS THROUGH A 200-FT. VERTICLA RANGE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231328

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HILL, J.M., 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN N.E. CALIFORNIA AND N.W. NEVADA: U.S.G.S. BULL 594

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977; GEOLOGY AND MINER DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEVADA: NEV. BUREAU OF MINES 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

  • Production

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: 1870'S
Deposit BRECCIATED FAULT ZONE; MAIN ORE SHOOTS LOCALIZED WHERE THE FAULT CUTS SANDSTONE; BARREN WHERE IT CUTS SHALE
Deposit CONSISTS OF 3 CLAIMS LYING BETWEEN THE WHITE AND SHILOH AND THE TRINITY VEINS ON THE HILLS N. OF DUCK CREEK. PROPERTY WAS EXTENSIVELY WORK IN THE LATE 1870'S BY 4 DRIFT TUNNELS THROUGH A 200-FT. VERTICAL RANGE. TOTAL LENGTH OF WORKINGS IS ABOUT 2035 FT. AMOUNT OF PRE-1916 PRODUCTION IS UNKNOWN. ; 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