Bluff Mine (NBMG Sample Site 3810), Nevada Fairview Mine (Synder Mine; Gold Coin Mine), Fairview District, Churchill Co., Nevada, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Bluff Mine (NBMG Sample Site 3810)||- not defined -|
|Nevada Fairview Mine (Synder Mine; Gold Coin Mine)||Mine|
|Fairview District||Mining District|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 10' 28'' North , 118° 11' 56'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.17463,-118.19902|
|USGS MRDS Record:||10047611|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
Deposit: Adit is on west side of a huge silicified and partly brecciated andesite or dacite near its contact with an intrusive that outcrops, fiuing the canyon on both sides standing 20-30 ft high and 20-30 ft thick. It can be traced on the surface for about 100 yards along strike length.
Deposit type: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Development: Ms #3914, patented claims
Ore(s): Contact Of Intrusive With Volcanics
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Pyrite|
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 2 - SULFIDES|
|AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2|
This geological map and associated 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 does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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2.588 - 23.03 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt
Comments: Columbia Plateau
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
|Miocene - Middle Eocene|
5.333 - 47.8 Ma
|Mafic phaneritic intrusive rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 47.8 Ma)
Description: Tertiary mafic intrusive rocks are widely scattered across Nevada north of Clark County. They include rocks mapped as dacite and rhyodacite, diorite, quartz latite, and numerous undivided intrusive rocks on the county maps.
Comments: Original map source: Crafford, A.E.J., 2007, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 249, 1 CD-ROM, 46 p., 1 plate; Scale 1:250,000.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.