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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): 39.30972,-119.64861
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


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

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

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

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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Pleistocene - Pliocene
0.0117 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 2777548
Older alluvium and alluvial fan deposits

Age: Cenozoic (0.0117 - 5.333 Ma)

Description: Unit consists mostly of older alluvium and alluvial fans. It also includes various stream deposits, gravel, fanglomerates, and older gravels. It is not very consistent in description from county to county. This is used in all counties except Clark.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium,fine alluvium}

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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References

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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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