Little Giant Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10173617
MAS/MILS ID 0320150109
Record type Site
Current site name Little Giant Mine

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Trench
Geographic coordinates: -117.07624, 40.6068 (WGS84)
Elevation 1890
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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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 032 N 043 E 36 C E2NE Nevada

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Unknown
Argentite Unknown
Cerussite Unknown
Galena Unknown
Polybasite Unknown
Sphalerite Unknown
Tetrahedrite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Trench (1) -117.07624, 40.6068

Ore body information

  • Strike N45W
    Dip 50W
    Thickness 0.2M
    Depth to top 30M
    Width 61M
    Length 366M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 SHEAR ZONE
    Shape of Orebody #1 TABULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 FISSURE VEIN
    Type of Orebody #3 DISSEMINATED
    Primary mode of Origin CONT METASOMATIC
    Secondary mode of Origin OXIDATION
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N45W
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Date of Last Modification 801124

Comments on the geologic information

  • LOWER PART OF VEIN HAS STE-LIKE PATTERN, WITH FLAT-LYING PORTIONS BEING MUCH RICHER THAN STEEP PARTS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1867
Year of first production 1880

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Little Giant Gold And Silver Co.
    Home office Nevada
    Year 1936
  • Type Operator
    Owner H. D. Ramsey And Assoc.
    Home office Nevada
    Year 1954

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0320150109

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    GAGE, H.L., THE PB-ZN MINES OF NEV., 1941, BONNEVILLE POWER

  • Deposit

    ADMIN., DONFID. RPT., P. 301.

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    LINCOLN, F.C., MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF

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    NEV., 1923, P. 106-108.

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    STAGER, H.K., PART II: MINERAL DEPOSITS, IN GEOL. AND MIN-

  • Deposit

    ERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO., NEV., 1977, NEV. BU MINES

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    BULL. 88, P. 69, PL. 3.

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    HILL, J.M., SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CAL. AND NW NEV.,

  • Deposit

    1915, USGS BULL. 594, P. 81-82.

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    VANDERBURG, W.O., RECON. OF MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO.,

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    NEV., 1939, US BU MINES I.C. 7043, P. 34.

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER

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    PEAK, QUAD., HUMBOLDT AND LANDER CO., NEV., 1965, USGS PRO

  • Deposit

    PAPER 459B.

  • Deposit

    BANDMAN, C.J., THE GOL. OF THE BATTLE MTN. MINING DISTRICT,

  • Deposit

    NEV., 1914, MINING WORLD, V. 40, P. 933.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 05-NOV-84 Western Field Operations Center (WFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines