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Goldfield Consolidated Mine, Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USAi
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An original Fire Notice from the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company.

Goldfield Consolidated Mine, Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
An original safety notice from The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company.

Goldfield Consolidated Mine, Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
An original Fire Notice from the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company.

Goldfield Consolidated Mine, Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
An original safety notice from The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company.

Goldfield Consolidated Mine, Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
An original Fire Notice from the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company.

Goldfield Consolidated Mine, Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
An original safety notice from The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company.

Goldfield Consolidated Mine, Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 42' 44'' North , 117° 13' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Goldfield268 (2011)1.0km
Silver Peak107 (2011)36.3km
Tonopah2,478 (2011)39.4km


Claims: Jumbo; Mohawk No. 1 and No. 2; Combination; Combination No. 2 and No. 3; January; February; Hazel Queen; Rustler Fraction; Slim Jim Fraction; Goldwedge; Lucky Boy; Red Top; Grizzly Bear; Clermont; Vinegorone; Miss Jessie; Laguna; Last Chance; Golconda; Wonder; Goldstone; Mammoth; Red Boy.
Commodity: Project 9350 - 01393 alunite resources

Deposit: Pacific gold and uranium inc. In joint venture with noranda exploration inc. Was exploring the main goldfield district in 1980 with 151 drill holes to 100-ft depth which indicated presence of 500,000 tons of ore containing 0.07 oz/ton Au proven reserves. Pacific gold also granted a sublease to another party to reopen the mohawk no. 2 mine which was in initial stages of production in 1980. ; info.src : 1 pub lit; 2 unpub rept; 3 field observ goldfield consolidated main vein. Quartz and alunite make up the innermost of 3 zones of alteration which flank the ore vein system. Ransome (1909) states that alunite occurs in practically all of the morena rhyolite, in the rhyolite around vindicator mountain, in the dacite and andesite of preble mountain, and elsewhere. He was the first to point out the importance of alunite in the alteredrock, amplified by harvey and vitaliano,(1964),and by ashley and albers (1975).

Development: The goldfield consolidated mines co. Was formed mainly by george wingfield and sen. George nixon by buying up controlling interests in most of the major mines of goldfield in late 1906. The goldfield consolidated mill (100 stamps) began operating in 1908 and continued until jan. 1919, accounting for over half the production of the district. The mill was treating 600 tpd in 1909. The mine was idle from 1920 to 1927 when bradsha W inc. Co. Began treating tailings, under lease, continuing until 1940

Geology: Geol.com: unconfirmed reports suggest .5 million tons of .07 oz/ton Au or more.

Ore(s): Caldera Ring Fracture System

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Silver
Formula: Ag
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 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Bismoclite3.DC.25BiOCl
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Bismoclite10.2.1.2BiOCl
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O BismocliteBiOCl
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
SSulfur
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl BismocliteBiOCl
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
AgSilver
Ag IodargyriteAgI
Ag SilverAg
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
AuGold
Au GoldAu
BiBismuth
Bi BismocliteBiOCl
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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Neogene
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]

Early Miocene - Oligocene
15.97 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2731449
Intermediate andesite and intermediate flows and breccias

Age: Cenozoic (15.97 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mizpah Trachyte; South Willow Formation; Milltown Andesite

Description: Andesite flows and breccias and other related rocks of intermediate composition such as dacite, rhyodacite, quartz latite, and biotite-hornblende porphyries. This unit includes units mapped as the South Willow Formation on the Washoe North map, the Milltown Andesite on the Nye South and Esmeralda County maps, the Mizpah Trachyte on the Nye North map, and other units. It corresponds to unit Ta2 on the 1978 State map. It crops out in all counties except Clark, Eureka, Lyon, Douglas, and Carson.

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:{andesite,dacite,quartz latite}, Minor:{trachyte}

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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Economic Geology (1989): 84: 2115-2138.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Minerals of Nevada, Special Publication 31.
Ransome, F.L., (1909), USGS P. P. 66, P. 245.
Shamberger, H.A., (1982), the Story of Goldfield; Nevada Historical Society Pres, Carson City, Nv, 240 P.

USGS MRDS Record:10104122
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