Mehger Tunnel

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103941
MRDS ID M231352
Record type Site
Current site name Mehger Tunnel
Alternate or previous names Meagher, Meger Tunnel, Meagher Mine.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.13623, 40.55434 (WGS84)
Elevation 1981
Relative position 13 MILES SW 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 031N 043E 16 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • W. SIDE OF HEAD OF COPPER CANYON, OPPOSITE NEVADA MINE

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary
Gold Secondary
Zinc Tertiary
Iron Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Oxidation

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Rock unit name Pumpernickel Formation
    Rock description Pumpernickel Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.13623, 40.55434

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Antler And Golconda Thrust Faults.
Local Ne-Trending Faults; Some Nw-Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR, PODS
    Strike N10W
    Dip 50W
    Thickness 0.15M
    Length 60.96M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fissures, Shear Zones Along Bedding

Comments on the geologic information

  • TWO PARALLEL FISSURES UP TO 4 TO 6 INCHES WIDE; ORE PODS UP TO 6 INCHES WIDE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1900
Discoverer William Meagher
Year of first production 1904

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Adams, Charles
  • Type Owner
    Owner Adams, Charles

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 106.68M

Comments on the workings information

  • TUNNEL, STOPES, PITS, CROSSCUT

Comments on development

  • LATER RELOCATED BY CHARLES ADAMS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231352

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HILL, J.M., 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN N.E. CALIFORNIA AND NW. NEVADA; U.S.G.S. BULL. 594.

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO, NEV; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL., BULL. 88.

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    THEODORE, T.G., AND BLAKE, D.W., 1975, GEOL. & GEOCHEM. OF CY. CYN. PORPH. CU. POP. AND SURROUNDING AREA; USGS PROF. PAGE 798-B

  • Production

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FISSURE VEINS, SHEAR ZONES
Deposit MEGER TUNNEL WAS A CROSSCUT ABOUT 150 FT. LONG RUNNING WEST FROM THE HEAD OF COPPER CANYON. THE SULPHIDE ORE WAS FOLLOWED FOR 200 FEET AND STOPED IN SEVERAL PLACES. OPEN PITS ON OUT CROPPINGS HAVE YIELDED SOME CARBONATE ORE. PROPERTY WAS ORIGINALLY LOCATED BY WILLIAM MEAGHER ABOUT 1900, AND LATER RELOCATED BY CHARLES ADAMS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 La Pointe, D. D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology