Blue Bull Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10046702
MRDS ID M241901
Record type Site
Current site name Blue Bull Mine
Alternate or previous names Blue Bull, Hat Claims

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.20285, 37.71467 (WGS84)
Elevation 1798
Relative position ABOUT 1.75 MILES EAST OF GOLDFIELD
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Esmeralda

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 002S;003S;003S 043E;043E;042E 31;06;01 SW (31); W2 (06); NE (01) Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • EAST OF THE ATLANTA PROPERTY. UTM IS TO SHAFT LOCATED ON THE CLAIM BLOCK. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Famatinite Ore
Alunite Gangue
Kaolinite Gangue
Limonite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification Along Nw-Dipping Fissures; Kaolinization

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 154
USGS model code 25e
Deposit model name Epithermal quartz-alunite Au
Mark3 model number 38

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Dacite
    Rock unit name Milltown Andesite
    Rock description Milltown Andesite
    Chronological age 21.5
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Chronological age 21.5
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Dacite
    Chronological age 21.5
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Chronological age 21.5
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.20285, 37.71467

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Caldera Ring Fracture Zone

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Caldera Ring Fracture Zone Conjugate Fissures Striking Ne And Dipping At 60 Nw And Low Angle Se Respectively

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Goldfield Mining District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Reorganized Blue Bull Mining Co ; Goldfield Deep Mines Co.
    First year 1912

Comments on the production information

  • LESSEES PRODUCED A SMALL AMOUNT OF OXIDIZED ORE FROM 50-FT DEEP WORKINGS ON THE HAT CLAIM IN 1905

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 213.36M
    Overall depth 213.36M

Comments on the workings information

  • 110-FT SHAFT WITH 400-FT CROSSCUT ON BLUE BULL CLAIM. 50-FT DEEP WORKINGS ON THE HAT CLAIM. IN 1920-700 FT SHAFT WITH WORKINGS ON THE 500 AND 700 FT LEVELS.

Comments on development

  • 8 CLAIMS, 148 ACRES

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M241901

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    RANSOME, F.L., 1909, USGS PP 66, P. 243-244

  • Deposit

    NBMG REPORT 33, P. 77-86

  • Production

    RANSOME, F.L., 1909, P. 244

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1982 La Pointe, D.D. (Tingley, J.V.) Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology