Goldfield-Belmont Mine

Past Producer in Esmeralda county in Nevada, United States with commodities Gold, Zinc, Copper, Tellurium, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10046838
MRDS ID M242054
Record type Site
Current site name Goldfield-Belmont Mine
Alternate or previous names Vernal Mining Co. Ground

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.19397, 37.75606 (WGS84)
Elevation 1786
Relative position 0.5, MILE NW OF SUMMIT OF BLACK BUTTE; 1.6AIRMILE N85E FROM SUMMIT OF KENDALL MTNS.
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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 043E 17,20 SW OF SW (17); NE (20) Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • 2 CLAIMS NE OF MC MAHON RIDGE . UTM IS TO ONE SHAFT ON THE PROPERTY. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Zinc Tertiary
Copper Tertiary
Tellurium Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Famatinite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Gypsum Gangue
Kaolinite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Sericite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification, Pyritization, 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) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Rock unit name Milltown Andesite
    Rock description Milltown Andesite
    Chronological age 21.5
    Dating method K-Ar
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Chronological age 21.5
    Dating method K-Ar
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.19397, 37.75606

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
    Strike N-S TO NE
    Dip 40 W
    Thickness 0.1M
    Depth to top 0M
  • General form TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
    Dip 40 W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fissuring, Brecciation In Sheeted Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • AT LEAST TWO PERIODS OF FISSURING AND VEINING AND EVIDENT AT THE 150-FT LEVEL

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1904
Year of first production 1904

Mining district

District name Goldfield District; Diamondfield Subdistrict

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Meridian Land And Minezas Co.
    Home office P.O. Box 2521, Billings Mt 59103.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Goldfield-Belmont Mining Co.

Comments on the workings information

  • MAIN SHAFT WITH LEVELS AT 62 AND 150 FT; PLUS SHALLOW SHAFTS AND IRREGULAR DRIFTS ABOVE THE 62-FT LEVEL; SOME OPENCUTS

Comments on development

  • LESSEES TOOK SOME ORE FROM THE OLDER VERNAL WORKINGS IN 1905 OR EARLIER. A LITTLE ORE WAS SHIPPED FROM GOLDFIELD-BELMONT WORKINGS IN 1905, BUT WORK HAD BEEN ABANDONED BY 1908

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M242054

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    RANSOME, F.L., 1909, USGS PP 66, P.110, P.247-248.

  • Deposit

    NBMG REPORT 19, P.65-66

  • Deposit

    WEED, W.H., ED., 1922, THE MINES HANDBOOK, VOL. XV., P 1367.

  • Deposit

    GARSIDE, L.J., 1982, FIELD EXAMINATION, NBMG, 9 JUL 82.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit LEDGE IS A BROAD ZONE OF PARTLY SHEETED AND PARTLY IRREGULARLY FISSURED AND SHATTERED ROCK. WALLS ARE INDEFINITE OR GOUGY. ORE WAS FOUND BETWEEN THE 62-FT LEVEL AND THE SURFACE. SOME "STRINGER LODE" ORE

Reporter information

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