Violet Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044861
MRDS ID M232479
Record type Site
Current site name Violet Claim
Alternate or previous names Tenabo

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.68565, 40.30463 (WGS84)
Relative position ONE MILE SOUTHWEST OF TENABO
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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 028N 047E 16 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Molybdenum Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Molybdenite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Country Rocks Pyrometa Somatized To Horntels And Calc-Silicate Skarn, Adjacent To Tenabo Stock.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Oligocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
    Rock unit name Valmy Formation
    Rock description Valmy Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.68565, 40.30463

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Deposit In Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn Thrust

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE SILICEOUS COUNTRY ROCKS CONTAIN SMALL SEAMS OF MOLYBDENITE ALONG JOINT PLANES (EMMONS 1910)

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year <1910
Year of first production <1910

Mining district

District name Bullion

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT, DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS

Comments on development

  • ORIGINAL WORKINGS IN THE EARLY 1900'S CONSISTED OF A 250-FT SHAFT, AND SUBSIDIARY DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M232479

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STAGER H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88

  • Deposit

    USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS. NO. 70., REFERENCE NO. 3201500163

  • Deposit

    EMMONS W.H. (1910) RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN ELKO, LANDER, & EUREKA COS., USGS BULL 408

  • Deposit

    WRUCKE C.T. (1974) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE TENABO AREA, LANDER CO NEV. USGS MAP-647

  • Production

    STAGER, H.K., 1977

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEAMS OF MOLYBDENITE ALONG JOINT PLANES
Deposit THE ORIGINAL WORKINGS COMPLETED IN THE EARLY 1900'S CONSIST OF A 250 FOOT DEEP SHAFT AND SUBSIDARY DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 Kirkham, Richard A. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology