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Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA

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The more southerly Comstock Mine in Silver City, Nevada

Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
Tailings of the Central Comstock Mine in Virginia City

Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
Comstock Mining Inc. signs near the on-site headquarters

Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
The more southerly Comstock Mine in Silver City, Nevada

Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
Tailings of the Central Comstock Mine in Virginia City

Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
Comstock Mining Inc. signs near the on-site headquarters

Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
The more southerly Comstock Mine in Silver City, Nevada

Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
Tailings of the Central Comstock Mine in Virginia City

Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 18' 35'' North , 119° 38' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.3097222222, -119.648611111


First major mineral discovery in Nevada (1859). 192,000,000 ounces of silver and 8,000,000 ounces of gold. Major production from a number of bonanzas on the Comstock Lode. Bonanzas: Chollar-Potosi, Savage, Gould & Curry, Big, Ophir.

Mineral List

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89 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Regional Geology

This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Pliocene - Miocene2.588 - 23.03 MaMiocene-Pliocene volcanic rocks

Volcanic rocks

May include hypabyssal intrusions.

Late Miocene - Middle Miocene5.333 - 15.97 MaAndesite and related rocks of intermediate composition

Major:: {andesite},Minor:: {latite},Incidental:: {trachyte, dacite}

ANDESITE AND RELATED ROCKS OF INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION-Flows and breccias

Miocene5.333 - 23.03 MaMiocene volcanic: intermediate rocks

Volcanic: intermediate rocks


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.


Localities in this Region


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References

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 492, 502, 512, 515, 626.

Mineralogical Record (1985): 16: 55.

Economic Geology (1989): 84: 1574-1613.

Rocks & Minerals (1999): 74(6): 380-390.

Rocks & Minerals (1999), 74(6): 370-379.

Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Minerals of Nevada, Special Publication 31.

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