Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co.

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10104122
MRDS ID M242277
Record type Site
Current site name Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co.
Alternate or previous names Claims: Jumbo, Mohawk No. 1 and No. 2, Combination, Combination No. 2 and No. 3, January, February, Hazel Queen, Rustler Fraction, Slim Jim Fraction, Goldwedge, Lucky Boy, Red Top, Grizzly Bear, Clermont, Vinegorone, Miss Jessie, Laguna, Last Chance, Golconda, Wonder, Goldstone, Mammoth, Red Boy.
Related records 10173919

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.22508, 37.71245 (WGS84)
Elevation 1737
Relative position EXTENDING FROM THE BASE OF COLUMBIA MOUNTAIN SOUTH FOR OVER A MILE
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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 042E;042E 35,36;01,02 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • OCCUPIES CENTRAL PORTION OF THE MAIN PRODUCTIVE MINING DISTRICT, E AND NE OF GOLDFIELD'S CENTER, COVERING 390 ACRES, 26 PATENTED, 1 UNPATENTED CLAIM. UTM TO CENTRAL AREA OF CLAIM BLOCK WHERE MAIN SHAFTS ARE . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Copper Secondary
Aluminum Tertiary
Potassium Tertiary
Tellurium Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • PROJECT 9350 - 01393 ALUNITE RESOURCES

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Alunite Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore

Analytical data

Result LIMITED X-RAY, THIN SECTION AND CHEM DATA SUGGEST GREAT HETER GENEITY AND LOW ALUNITE TENOR EXCEPT LOCALLY.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Dacite
    Chronological age 21.25
    Uncertainty 0.75
    Dating method K-Ar
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Miocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Chronological age 21.25
    Uncertainty 0.75
    Dating method K-Ar
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Miocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.22508, 37.71245

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
    Strike N-S
    Dip 45 E NEAR SURFACE; 20 E AT DEPTH
    Depth to bottom 411.48M
    Width 54.86M
  • General form TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
    Strike N-S
    Dip 45 E NEAR SURFACE; 20 E AT DEPTH

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Caldera Ring Fracture System

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.COM: UNCONFIRMED REPORTS SUGGEST .5 MILLION TONS OF .07 OZ/TON AU OR MORE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year 1903
Discoverer Charles Taylor Of Tonopah, Grubstaked By George Kernick And George E. Mcclelland.

Mining district

District name Goldfield District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Noranda

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1980
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 1.976 g/mt Gold Major 1980

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • THE MINING RECORD, SEPT. 10, 1980
  • THE MINING RECORD, SEPT. 10, 1980.

Comments on the workings information

  • AT LEAST 6 MAJOR SHAFTS WITH MANY MILES OF LATERAL WORKINGS ON THE VARIOUS CLAIMS

Comments on development

  • THE GOLDFIELD CONSOLIDATED MINES CO. WAS FORMED MAINLY BY GEORGE WINGFIELD AND SEN. GEORGE NIXON BY BUYING UP CONTROLLING INTERESTS IN MOST OF THE MAJOR MINES OF GOLDFIELD IN LATE 1906. THE GOLDFIELD CONSOLIDATED MILL (100 STAMPS) BEGAN OPERATING IN 1908 AND CONTINUED UNTIL JAN. 1919, ACCOUNTING FOR OVER HALF THE PRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT. THE MILL WAS TREATING 600 TPD IN 1909. THE MINE WAS IDLE FROM 1920 TO 1927 WHEN BRADSHAW INC. CO. BEGAN TREATING TAILINGS, UNDER LEASE, CONTINUING UNTIL 1940

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M242277

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    RANSOME, F.L., 1909, USGS P. P. 66, P. 245.

  • Deposit

    SHAMBERGER, H.A., 1982, THE STORY OF GOLDFIELD; NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRES, CARSON CITY, NV, 240 P.

  • Deposit

    NBMG REPORT 33, P. 77-86

  • Deposit

    NESBITT, MARK, 1941, "TREATING THE GOLDFIELD CONSOLIDATED TAILINGS", UNPUBLISHED REPORT, NBMG FILE 91, ITEM 4.

  • Deposit

    NBMG REPORT 19, P. 49-66.

  • Deposit

    3RD ANNUAL REPORT OF GOLDFIELD CONS. MIN. CO., 1909, NBMG FILE 91, ITEM 21.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, SEPT. 10, 1980

  • Deposit

    NEV. MINING ASSOC. BULL., AUG., 1980.

  • Deposit

    PAY DIRT, APRIL 1981

  • Deposit

    WEED, W.H., ED., 1922, THE MINES HANDBOOK, VOL. XV. P. 1209-1210.

  • Deposit

    11) GARSIDE, L.J., 1982, FIELD EXAMINATION, NBMG, 10 JUL 82

  • Deposit

    (11) ASHLEY, R. P. AND ALBERS, J.P., 1975, USGS PP 843-A, P. A10-A12.

  • Deposit

    (12) HARVEY, R. D. AND VITALIANO, C. J. J., 1964, WALLROCK ALTERATION IN THE GOLDFISH DISTRICT, NEVADA: JOUR. GEOLOGY, VOL 72, NO. 5, P. 564-579.

  • Deposit

    (13) JENSEN, M. L., ASHLEY, R. P. AND ALBERS, J. P., 1971, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SULFATES AT GOLDFIELD, NEVADA: ECON GEOL, VOL 66, P. 618-626.

  • Deposit

    NBMG, 1994, MI-1993

  • Deposit

    NEVADA DIVISION OF MINERALS, 1994

  • Deposit

    AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK, 1994

  • Production

    SHAM BERGER, H.A., 1982P. 200. NESBITT, MARK, 1941. NBMG MI-1993

  • Reserve-Resource

    NBMG MI-1993

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PACIFIC GOLD AND URANIUM INC. IN JOINT VENTURE WITH NORANDA EXPLORATION INC. WAS EXPLORING THE MAIN GOLDFIELD DISTRICT IN 1980 WITH 151 DRILL HOLES TO 100-FT DEPTH WHICH INDICATED PRESENCE OF 500,000 TONS OF ORE CONTAINING 0.07 OZ/TON AU PROVEN RESERVES. PACIFIC GOLD ALSO GRANTED A SUBLEASE TO ANOTHER PARTY TO REOPEN THE MOHAWK NO. 2 MINE WHICH WAS IN INITIAL STAGES OF PRODUCTION IN 1980. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Deposit GOLDFIELD CONSOLIDATED MAIN VEIN. QUARTZ AND ALUNITE MAKE UP THE INNERMOST OF 3 ZONES OF ALTERATION WHICH FLANK THE ORE VEIN SYSTEM. RANSOME (1909) STATES THAT ALUNITE OCCURS IN PRACTICALLY ALL OF THE MORENA RHYOLITE, IN THE RHYOLITE AROUND VINDICATOR MOUNTAIN, IN THE DACITE AND ANDESITE OF PREBLE MOUNTAIN, AND ELSEWHERE. HE WAS THE FIRST TO POINT OUT THE IMPORTANCE OF ALUNITE IN THE ALTEREDROCK, AMPLIFIED BY HARVEY AND VITALIANO,(1964),AND BY ASHLEY AND ALBERS (1975).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1982 La Pointe, D.D. (Tingley, J.V.) Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Updater 06-NOV-1992 Li, Zhiping (Moyer, Lorre A.) U.S. Geological Survey CHECKED AND MODIFIED ROCK TYPE, ROCK UNIT AND AGES FIELDS.
Editor 01-SEP-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey