Notes on Some Mining Districts in Eastern Nevada

Notes on Some Mining Districts in Eastern Nevada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...present on the western slopes of the mountains. The rhyolites are younger than the light-colored friable sandstones of the Truckee formation, which they cover on the eastern side of the range. They are in turn covered in some places to a considerable depth by deposits of gravel and wash from the mountains. On the summit of the range at Ravenswood camp remnants of andesitic flows cap the higher parts of some of the ridges, notably the ridge between Ravenswood camp and the Queen shaft. At this place the reddish biotite andesite showing a distinct flow lamination is about 60 feet thick. At other places the remnants are 5 to 15 feet in thickness. on: nsrosrrs. HIsTORY. Ravenswood, one of the early organized districts in the Reese River country, is at the northern terminus of the Shoshone Mountains. According to Browne, silver was the principal metal sought in early days, and as the veins near Ravenswood Peak were rich only in copper, they were abandoned by the disappointed prospectors. According to VVhite, the veins that occur in a belt 10 miles long and 2 miles wide on the east side of the Shoshone Mountains in limestone and slate were discovered in 1863 by a party from Austin. The Shoshone ore deposit, located in February, 1870, is a northwest 1Browne, J. R., Mineral resources of the states and Territories west of the Rocky i fo 186 41 1868 Mounta ns r 7, p. 3, . 2White, A. F., Nevada state Mineralogist Third Biennial Rept., for 1869-70, p. 44 1871. southeast vein 6 feet wide that dips 45 NE. and carries more galena than copper. It seems probable that this property is now known as the A. J. C. No. 5 claim, upon which there is an old abandoned shaft from which a small shipment of lead ore is said to have been made by Mr. Clayton in...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593421
  • 9781236593429