Peggy Group Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044049
MRDS ID M231369
Record type Site
Current site name Peggy Group Mine
Alternate or previous names Vail Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.05177, 40.61851 (WGS84)
Elevation 1707
Relative position 10 MILES SOUTH WEST 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 29 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ABOVE MOUTH OF VAIL CANYON

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Silver Ore

Analytical data

Result 0.14 OZ/T AU
Result 18.33 OZ/T AG
Result 0.2% CU

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.05177, 40.61851

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Thrust Faulting At Depth
Local E-W And Nw-Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fissure, Fractures

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEIN 6 INCHES TO 3 FEET WIDE. ORE IS QUARTZ AND TALCOSE MATERIAL WITH FE AND MN-STAINING

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1916
Discoverer Jasper Vail
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production <1936

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Wigglesworth, J. M.
    First year 1935

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION WAS FROM 1935 TO 1936 FROM 458 TONS ORE

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 3M

Comments on the workings information

  • ADIT, SHAFTS, SCATTERED SURFACE WORKINGS

Comments on development

  • PRINCIPAL PRODUCTION IN 1935

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231369

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

    VANDERBURG, W.O., 1939 RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO, NEV: USBM INF. CIR. 7043

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEV; U.S.G.S. PROF PAPER 459-B

  • Production

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit LOCATED IN 1916 BY JASPER VAIL, IN LONG CREEK CANYON, 4 CLAIMS WORKED INTERMITTENTLY BY LESSEES, WITH PRINCIPAL PRODUCTION IN 1935 BY J.M. WIGGLES WORTH WHO SHIPPED 458 TONS ORE, AVERAGING ABOUT $14.74 PER TON. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF AN ADIT, SEVERAL SHAFTS AND OTHER SCATTERED SURFACE WORKINGS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit FISSURE, FRACTURES, FAULTS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 La Pointe, D.D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Updater 01-SEP-1994 Li, Zhiping (Peters, S.) U.S. Geological Survey