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Gold Coin #2 Mine, Nevada Fairview Mine (Synder Mine; Gold Coin Mine), Fairview District, Churchill Co., Nevada, USAi
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Gold Coin #2 Mine- not defined -
Nevada Fairview Mine (Synder Mine; Gold Coin Mine)Mine
Fairview DistrictMining District
Churchill Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 10' 48'' North , 118° 11' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.18019,-118.19652
GeoHash:G#: 9qgyykecj
USGS MRDS Record:10047619
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
Gabbs269 (2011)41.9km

Alteration: Silicification

Deposit: Was sunk 130 ft from the portal. The workings were reported by schrader to be mostly in a white quartz vein 10-15 ft wide that assayed good au/ag values. The vein also had streaks of very rich ore in the footwall side of the vein. Veins are banded fissure fillings, irregular in nature. Workings explore a prominent ledge of silicified volcanics with brecciated rock and calcite. Sulfides are said to begin on the 100-ft level. Adit #1 is 430 ft long and attains a depth of 250 ft at the face. Vein reported to carry ore shoots up to 2.5 ft wide with good ore. The samples described in analytical data were taken from this adit. A second adit, starting from discovery site was reported to run 125 ft N along a steeply dipping fault plane with a 2-6 ft vein. Ore reportedly followed the whole strike length of the working and consisted of mostly quartz. At the tunnel of the adit is a 100-ft shaft, the first 60 ft of which was reported to be in the same vein and ore body As the adit which produced most of the ore from these workings, although the workings were expanded As a cross-cut with raises and drifts. About 0.5 mile to the north the vein outcrops boldly for a distance of several hundred ft and is opened by a 30-ft adit-drift known As tunnel #4, from which a winze

Deposit type: Epithermal vein, Comstock

Development: Patented claims. Optioned to snyder after discovery in 1906, worked by 20 men for about a year, with later production in 1910. Tenneco has recently been sampling and mapping the underground workings followed by road-building along the trend of the vein. Prospect was drilled by tenneco, later recommended to be dropped.

Ore(s): Fault Zone, Inpart, Striking N, Steep Dip

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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3 valid minerals.

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Formula: Ag2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: SiO2
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
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
S AcanthiteAg2S
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ag AcanthiteAg2S

Regional Geology

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

ID: 3186305
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt

Comments: Columbia Plateau

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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. [154]

Miocene - Middle Eocene
5.333 - 47.8 Ma

ID: 2808918
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.

Lithology: Major:{hypabyssal dacite,diorite,hypabyssal quartz latite}, Minor:{plutonic}

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. [133]

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Schrader, F.C., (1947), Unpub. Report on the Carson Sink Area
NBMG Bull 83, (1974), P. 71-74
Saunders, F.T., (1978), Unpublished Report on South Fairview.
Jonson, D.C., (1986), Unpub. Evaluation of South Fairview for Tenneco.

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