Nevada Group Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044044
MRDS ID M231363
Record type Site
Current site name Nevada Group Mine
Alternate or previous names Nevada Mine, Marion

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.13039, 40.55296 (WGS84)
Elevation 1945
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 16,21 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • NEAR HEAD OF COPPER CANYON

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Ore
Argentite Ore
Gold Ore
Hydrozincite Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Hematite Gangue
Limonite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Yes; Type Unspecified

Analytical data

Result CARBONATE ORE-200 OZ AG
Result SULPHIDE ORE, 100 OZ AG PER TON, 44 TONS OF ORE SHIPPED IN 1912 RAN: 0.2-0.5 OZ AU/TON
Result 14-21 OZ AG/TON
Result 16.25% PB
Result 20-21% FE
Result 5-29% S
Result 5-17% SI OZ

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 > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Sand and Gravel
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Harmony Formation;Antler Peak Formation, Battle Formation, Edna Mtn. Formation
    Rock description Harmony Formation;Antler Peak Formation, Battle Formation, Edna Mtn. Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.13039, 40.55296

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Golconda Thrust Fault
Local Virgin Fault And Many Other Complex Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
    Strike N15W
    Dip 50W
    Width 12.19M
    Length 45.72M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Zone, Brecciation, Favorable Beds

Comments on the geologic information

  • ABOVE WATER LEVEL, ORE OCCURS IN IRREGULAR REPLACEMENT LENSES CONSISTING OF "ARGENTIFEROUS SAND CERUSSITE CARBONATE", ANGLESITE, AND RESIDUAL GALENA.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year <1898
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production <1903

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Nevada Mining Co.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Nevada Mining Co

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 1066.8M
    Overall depth 76.2M

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT, INCLINED SHAFT, DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, RAISES

Comments on development

  • 10 CLAIMS. NEVADA MINING CO. ORGANIZED IN 1898. MOST PRODUCTION WAS IN THE 1920'S. DUMPS WORKED IN 1940'S

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231363

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 88

  • Deposit

    HILL, J.M., 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS OF NE CALIFORNIA AND NW NEVADA: USGS BULL 594.

  • 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 BRECCIATED SHEAR ZONE, AS WELL AS FAVORABLE REPLACEMENT LITHOLOGIES, CONTROLLED ORE DEPOSITION
Deposit THE VEIN IS WITHIN A PROMINENT NORTH TRENDING FAULT ZONE ON THE FRINGE OF A COPPER-GOLD ZONE. THE VEIN HAS BEEN TRACED FOR THOUSAND OF FEET ALONG STRIKE. CONSISTS OF 10 CLAIMS DEVELOPED BY A 250 FT-VERTICAL SHAFT PLUS OTHER WORKINGS. MAIN ORE ZONE UNDERGROUND IS 40 FT WIDE AND WAS DEVELOPED FOR 150 FT ALONG STRIKE ON TWO LEVELS IN 1912. EXACT DATE OF DISCOVERY IS NOT KNOWN, BUT THE NEVADA MINING CO. WAS ORGANIZED IN 1898 AND FIRST RECORDED PRODUCTION WAS IN 1902 WHEN 75 TONS OF 38 1/2 OZ. AG WAS SHIPPED. MOST PRODUCTION WAS IN THE 1920'S. LATER SHIPMENTS IN THE 1940'S WERE MAINLY FROM DUMPS. WORKINGS AS OF 1965, CONSISTED OF OVER 3500 FT. OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS CONNECTED BY 200 FT. OF RAISES AND WINZES, AS WELL AS A 250-FT VERTICAL SHAFT AND A 215-FT INCLINED SHAFT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 Flynn, Patricia Dodd Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology