Myron Clark Mine

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodity Gemstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044042
MRDS ID M231361
Record type Site
Current site name Myron Clark Mine
Alternate or previous names Blue Stone, Homestead, Jane, Turquoise, Claims

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.04538, 40.60712 (WGS84)
Elevation 1676
Relative position 5 1/2 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 32 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON SW SIDE OF HILL N. OF COPPER BASIN CAMP

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gemstone Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicic, Clay

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) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.04538, 40.60712

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Faults

Ore body information

  • General form BLANKET, IRREGULAR, VEINS
    Strike N10W
    Dip 35E

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Limonitic Shears

Comments on the geologic information

  • TURQUOISE OCCURS AS VEINLETS AND NODULES IN LIMONITIC SHEAR ZONES THAT CUT QUARTZ MONZONITE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discoverer Myron Clark

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Myron Clark

Comments on the production information

  • $5,000 TO $100,000 WORTH OF PRODUCTION ESTIMATED (NO RELIABLE RECORD)

Comments on the workings information

  • BULLDOZER CUTS

Comments on development

  • CLARK STAKED THE 4 CLAIMS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231361

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MORRISSEY, F.R., 1968, TURQUOISE DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: NEV. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT 17.

  • 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.

  • Production

    MORRISSEY, F.R., 1968

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TURQUOISE OCCURS AS VEINLETS AND NODULES IN LIMONITIC SHEAR ZONES CUTTING QUARTZ MONZONITE
Deposit THE MINE REPORTEDLY YIELDED A LARGE QUANTITY OF HIGH-GRADE TURQUOISE, BUT THERE IS NO RELIABLE RECORD OF PRODUCTION. THE DEPOSITS WAS FIRST DISCOVERED BY MYRON CLARK, WHO STAKED 4 CLAIMS. DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN BY NUMEROUS BULLDOZER CUTS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1912 La Pointe, D. D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology