Elko-Lander Prospect

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Bismuth, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044016
MRDS ID M231331
Record type Site
Current site name Elko-Lander Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.13901, 40.54712 (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

  • W SIDE OF RIDGE CREST BETWEEN WILLOW CREEK & COPPER CANYON

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Bismuth Secondary
Lead Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore

Analytical data

Result ORE CARRIED $40 PER TON, IN AU, AG IN 1912

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.13901, 40.54712

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Thrust Faults
Local Ne-Trending Folds And Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N10W
    Dip 80W
    Thickness 0.61M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Vein Parallels Bedding In Quartzite

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEIN-ABOUT 2 FEET WIDE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year <1912
Year of first production 1928

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Adams, Charles
    First year 1928

Comments on the production information

  • CHARLES ADAMS SHIPPED 20 TONS OF GOLD-BISMUTH ORE IN 1928

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUT, TUNNEL, SHAFT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231331

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HILL, J.A., 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CALIFORNIA AND NW NEVADA; USGS BULL 594

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO, NEV: 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 459B.

  • Production

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEIN PARALLELS BEDDING IN QUARTZITE
Deposit DEVELOPMENT CONSISTED OF AN OPEN CUT AND A TUNNEL IN 1912, AND LATER, A SHAFT. CHARLES ADAMS SHIPPED 20 TONS OF GOLD-BISMUTH ORE IN 1928 ; 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