Independence Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044028
MRDS ID M231345
Record type Site
Current site name Independence Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.12178, 40.54712 (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 22 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON RIDGE BETWEEN COPPER AND IRON CANYONS. THE PROPERTY LIES OFF THE NORTH END OF DUVAL'S OPEN PIT COPPER CANYON MINE.

Commodities

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

Materials information

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

Analytical data

Result 0.14 OZ. AU PER TON FOR LARGE TONNAGES

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
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Rock unit name Harmony Formation;Battle Formation
    Rock description Harmony Formation;Battle Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.12178, 40.54712

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Golconda Thrust
Local Nw-Trending Faults; N-S Striking Faults

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults, Shear Zones, Brecciation, Fracturing

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1925
Discoverer C. Birum

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner United Mining Corp , Earl Maldeman, Vice President
    Home office P. O. Box 355, Battle Mountain, Nv 89820
    First year 1983

Comments on the production information

  • OVER $100,000 WORTH OF PRODUCTION OF GOLD WITH COPPER, ZINC, LEAD, SILVER.

Comments on development

  • ACQUIRED BY ALASKA TREADWELL CO. IN 1931; PURCHASED BY H. B. CHESSHER IN 1935. 16 PATENTED AND 27 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. MORE DEVELOPMENT IN 1960'S. LISTED IN 1983 AS AN ACTIVE UNDERGROUND SILVER MINE EMPLOYING 13 PERSONS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231345
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0320150042 MRDS dep_id 10198016 merged into this record.

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.

  • Deposit

    STATE DIVISION OF MINE INSPECTION, DEC 1983, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1983.

  • Deposit

    NBMG MAP 84, 1983

  • Deposit

    SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY, VOL. I - NORTHERN NEVADA & NORTHWESTERN UTAH

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit REPLACEMENT OF CONGLOMERATE MATRIX.
Deposit DISCOVERED BY C. BIRUM IN 1920'S, ACQUIRED BY ALASKA TREADWELL MINING CO. IN 1931, PURCHASED BY H. B. CHESSNER IN 1935. THE PROPERTY CONSISTED OF 16 PATENTED AND 27 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. DEVELOPMENT IN MID 1960'S CONSISTED OF 13 ADITS DRIVEN WESTWARD INTO GOLD-BEARING BASAL CONGLOMERATE OF BATTLE FM.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 La Pointe, D. D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Reporter 14-NOV-1983 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines
Updater 01-NOV-1984 La Pointe, D.D. (Tingley, J.V.) U.S. Geological Survey