Midland and Hardy Claims

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044035
MRDS ID M231354
Record type Site
Current site name Midland and Hardy Claims
Alternate or previous names O'Leary Claims

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.0715, 40.61379 (WGS84)
Elevation 1829
Relative position 8 MILES WSW 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 032N 044E 30 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • S FORK OF LICKING CREEK

Commodities

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

Materials information

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

Analytical data

Result IN 1912, ORE CARRIED $18. IN AG
Result $1.50 IN AU
Result $5.00 IN COPPER
Result $10 IN LEAD, AND $16 IN ZINC, PER TON OF ORE.

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) Late Cambrian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cambrian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Hornfels
    Rock unit name Harmony Formation
    Rock description Harmony Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.0715, 40.61379

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Dewitt Thrust Fault
Local N-Striking Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N
    Dip W STEEPLY

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • QUARTZITE IS HEAVILY IMPREGNATED WITH PYRITE NEAR THE VEIN. VEIN IS UP TO 18 INCHES WIDE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • SMALL AMOUNTS OF PB, ZN, AG, AU, CU; INCLUDED IN TOTAL PRODUCTION OF BUCKINGHAM MINE.

Comments on the workings information

  • MIDLAND ADIT, HARDY ADIT AND SHAFT, SHALLOW PITS

Comments on development

  • PART OF THE O'LEARY (BUCKINGHAM) GROUP OF 31 CLAIMS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231354

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, 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.

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THESE ARE PART OF THE O'LEARY (BUCKINGHAM MINE) BLOCK OF 31 CLAIMS. THESE CLAIMS ARE DEVELOPED BY THE MIDLAND ADIT. THE HARDY ADIT AND SHAFT, AND SHALLOW PITS. ; 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