Silver Prize

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044895
MRDS ID M232521
Record type Site
Current site name Silver Prize
Alternate or previous names Lovey Ground

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.7276, 40.35769 (WGS84)
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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 029N 047E 30 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :PATENTED CLAIM

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Marcasite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Argillite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
    Rock unit name Valmy Formation
    Rock description Valmy Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.7276, 40.35769

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Deposit In Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn Thrust, In A Zone Of Numerous Imbricate Thrust Slices, Such As The Lander Thrust.
Local High Angle Nw Trending Gold Quartz Fault

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N50W
    Dip 58SW
    Thickness 0.61M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Hydrothermal Channelway: Faults, Fractures, Breccias

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE TWO VEINS AVERAGE 2 FEET IN WIDTH ONLY OXIDIZED ORE WAS ENCOUNTERED AND THE VEINS PROBABLY JOIN AT DEPTH. (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 production information

  • PRODUCTION ALSO INCLUDED SOME COPPER AND ZINC

Comments on the workings information

  • 40-FT INCLINE; 3 SHORT ADITS

Comments on development

  • UPPER LODE EXPLORED BY A 40-FT. INCLINE; LOWER VEIN OPENED BY 3 SHORT ADITS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M232521

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 93, REFERENCE NO 3201500128

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    EMMONS, W. M., 1910

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 2 VEINS
Deposit TWO VEINS ARE PRESENT ON THE CLAIM. THE UPPER LODE IS EXPLORED BY A 40 FOOT INCLINE, AND THE LOWER VEIN IS OPENED IN THREE SHORT ADITS. ADJOINS THE GRAND PRIZE CLAIM ON THE NORTHWEST.

Reporter information

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