Beatty Nevada Mining Claim - Travis Mine

$ 3,900.00 $ 4,500.00

Description

 

The Travis mine is 20.66 acres located in Beatty, Nevada. The shaft is absolutely amazing with consistent readings on the XRF samples that were taken. Massive Tailings. Incredible mine.

BLM SN: NMC1101228

 

The ore is available to sample ($500 bucket - free S/H) and if you choose to purchase the claim after you sample the $500 will be deducted from the total cost of the mine. 

Massive Tailings, 2X2 off Beatty Wash Road. The shaft is absolutely amazing. Consistent readings on laser rangefinder between 371 and 383 feet deep. Excellent color found in the huge tailings pile - looks to be sorted by quality as well.

Plenty of parking at the base of the tailings, so you can park a camper, several vehicles or some equipment here. With a little bit of an incline, you can get a vehicle to a spot almost right next to the mine shaft - so it would make a nice anchor for roping up to enter the shaft. Collaring and remaining timbers are probably not in the best of shape, so test them carefully before using - but the site itself looks like it is well preserved and solid. Nicely secured site for security and working in peace.

 

BARE MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT, NYE COUNTY NEVADA

Abstract

The Bare Mountain (Fluorine) mining district, located on and around Bare Mountain, southern Nye County, Nevada, has produced gold, mercury, fluorite, clay, silica, and some marble beginning in about 1905. Gold and fluorite production from separate deposits continues from the district.

Mineral deposits at Bare Mountain consist of gold-base metal-quartz vein deposits that are mainly confined to Precambrian and Cambrian host rocks and are located along the west slopes of the range. Gold-mercury-fluorite deposits In Precambrian-Cambrian sedimentary rocks and Tertiary volcanic rocks are located mainly along the north and east margins of the range. Copper, lead, zinc, cadmium, silver, and antimony are associated in the gold-base metal-quartz vein deposits and are interpreted to represent an early period of mineralization at Bare Mountain.

Gold, molybdenum, arsenic, and mercury are associated with fluorite In breccias and breccia pipes along the north and east margins of the range and are Interpreted to represent a separate, later period of mineralization, possibly related to outer ring fracture zones of the nearby Crater Flat or Timber Mountain-Oasis Valley caldera complexes.

Introduction

Bare Mountain lies along the northeast side of U.S. Highway 95 for about 1 S miles south of the town of Beatty in southern Nye County.,Nevada. Crater Flat, Yucca Mountain, and the Nevada Test Site lie to the east of Bare Mountain. The wide Amargosa Valley and the California border are to the southwest of Bare Mountain, and the Bullfrog Hills are located to the northwest, west of the town of Beatty.  

Bare Mountain stands out as an island of Paleozoic rocks, nearly surrounded by young volcanic rocks. It appears as a mass of older bedrock situated along the margins of the large caldera complexes that scallop it on its northern and eastern sides. Bare Mountain itself is an impressive but barren mountain mass composed mainly of colorful, zebrastriped sedimentary rocks which are almost totally lacking in vegetative cover.

The first mining activity at Bare Mountain is credited to Mormons who found gold on the west slopes of Wildcat Peak on the southern tip of the mountain in about 1861. Ores were supposedly transported to the camp of Gold Center, on the Amargosa River south of present-day Beatty, for smelting (Carper, 1921).

The present era of mining activity, however, dates back to early 1905 when gold was discovered on the northeast end of Bare Mountain (Lincoln, 1923, p. 167). Mercury was discovered in deposits on the northeast flank of the mountain in 1908, and the fluorite deposits in the north and east portions of the mountain were discovered in 1918 (Lincoln, 1923, p. 18). At Carrara, on the western side of the range, attempts were made between 1904 and 1936 to quarry marble for building material, but this activity never succeeded.

 

The most recent mining and exploration activity in the range is centered around the Sterling gold mine where disseminated gold deposits were discovered in 1980.

Geological Setting

Bare Mountain is composed almost entirely of late Precambrian and early to mid-Paleozoic sedimentary rocks that have been intensely deformed by folding and faulting. In general, Precambrian and Cambrian rocks crop out along the western slope and the southeast-trailing tail of Bare Mountain, while Ordovician through Mississippian formations make up the eastern half of the wide north end of the mountain mass. For the most part, the sedimentary rocks dip northward in successive blocks separated by right-lateral tear faults and flat thrusts (Cornwall, 1972, p. 31).

Some of the features mapped as thrusts may be alternately interpreted as gravity slide blocks and could be related to the collapse of the large caldera structures that border the Paleozoic bedrock of Bare Mountain. The area of lower relief, north of Bare Mountain and generally north of Fluorspar Canyon, is underlain by Miocene volcanic rocks. These volcanic rocks, which rim Crater Flat to the east as well, are highly faulted and consist largely of welded ashflow tuffs (Carr, 1982, p. 6). The ash-flow tuffs are interpreted by Carr 11982) as having two distinctly separate sources. The oldest tuff unit, Crater Flat Tuff, had as its source calderas in the area now occupied by Crater Flat.

This unit has been dated at 14-1 5 M.Y. (Christiansen and others. 1977. p. 947). The Crater Flat Tuff is overlain by the younger Paintbrush Tuff and Timber Mountain Tuff that are interpreted to have originated from the large Timber Mountain-Oasis Valley caldera complex which lies to the north of Bare Mountain (Carr, 1982. p. 8).

Altered rhyolite to rhyodacite dikes crop out generally along the eastern margin of Bare Mountain and cut across the narrow midsection of the range from northeast to southwest, transecting the Paleozoic bedrock. Carr (1982) reports a date of 13.9 m.y. for these dikes and states that they are the same age as lava flows that underlie the oldest Crater Flat Tuff unit. The dikes, in outcrop, form an arcuate pattern gently concave toward Crater Flat. Carr (1982) postulates that these dikes could represent outer ring dikes beyond the west wall of the Crater Flat collapse. Fluoriterich breccia pipes occur in conjunction with dikes at the Diamond Queen (Goldspar) Mine on the east edge of Bare Mountain, and the gold mineralization at the Sterling Mine occurs in an area cut by these dike rocks.

Mineral Deposits

Mineral deposits on and around Bare Mountain fall into two general categories: gold-base metal-quartz vein deposits hosted by Precambrian and Cambrian sedimentary rocks and gold-mercury-fluorite deposits that occur both in Cambrian sedimentary rocks and Miocene volcanic rocks.

 

The base-metal vein occurrences are scattered along the western slopes of Bare Mountain, and the gold and mercury occurrences are clustered in four general areas along the eastern and northern edges of the mountain.

Gold-bearing quartz veins, high in base metals, occur in the west-draining canyons and along the western slopes of Bare Mountain. The veins commonly contain calcite as well as quartz, and they fill fault zones and shears that cut Precambrian-Cambrian quartzites, dolomites, and schists.

The veins follow northeast, north-south, and some eastwest shears and faults. Veins on some properties are described as following thrust fault zones. Weak skarns, with associated tungsten mineralization, have been reported from two areas, the Silver Peak claims just north of Steves Pass and the Bonanza and Grand Junction claims in Tungsten Canyon.

The metal sought at most of the properties in this area was gold, but silver, copper, lead, and zinc commonly provide the most visible minerals at the various properties.

Mineral deposits at Bare Mountain consist of gold-base metal-quartz vein deposits that are mainly confined to Precambrian and Cambrian host rocks and are located along the west slopes of the range. Gold-mercury-fluorite deposits In Precambrian-Cambrian sedimentary rocks and Tertiary volcanic rocks are located mainly along the north and east margins of the range. Copper, lead, zinc, cadmium, silver, and antimony are associated in the gold-base metal-quartz vein deposits and are interpreted to represent an early period of mineralization at Bare Mountain.

 

Gold, molybdenum, arsenic, and mercury are associated with fluorite In breccias and breccia pipes along the north and east margins of the range and are Interpreted to represent a separate, later period of mineralization, possibly related to outer ring fracture zones of the nearby Crater Flat or Timber Mountain-Oasis Valley caldera complexes.

Introduction

Bare Mountain lies along the northeast side of U.S. Highway 95 for about 1 S miles south of the town of Beatty in southern Nye County.,Nevada. Crater Flat, Yucca Mountain, and the Nevada Test Site lie to the east of Bare Mountain. The wide Amargosa Valley and the California border are to the southwest of Bare Mountain, and the Bullfrog Hills are located to the northwest, west of the town of Beatty.  

 

Bare Mountain stands out as an island of Paleozoic rocks, nearly surrounded by young volcanic rocks. It appears as a mass of older bedrock situated along the margins of the large caldera complexes that scallop it on its northern and eastern sides. Bare Mountain itself is an impressive but barren mountain mass composed mainly of colorful, zebrastriped sedimentary rocks which are almost totally lacking in vegetative cover.

 

The first mining activity at Bare Mountain is credited to Mormons who found gold on the west slopes of Wildcat Peak on the southern tip of the mountain in about 1861. Ores were supposedly transported to the camp of Gold Center, on the Amargosa River south of present-day Beatty, for smelting (Carper, 1921).

 

The present era of mining activity, however, dates back to early 1905 when gold was discovered on the northeast end of Bare Mountain (Lincoln, 1923, p. 167). Mercury was discovered in deposits on the northeast flank of the mountain in 1908, and the fluorite deposits in the north and east portions of the mountain were discovered in 1918 (Lincoln, 1923, p. 18). At Carrara, on the western side of the range, attempts were made between 1904 and 1936 to quarry marble for building material, but this activity never succeeded.

The most recent mining and exploration activity in the range is centered around the Sterling gold mine where disseminated gold deposits were discovered in 1980.

Geological Setting

Bare Mountain is composed almost entirely of late Precambrian and early to mid-Paleozoic sedimentary rocks that have been intensely deformed by folding and faulting. In general, Precambrian and Cambrian rocks crop out along the western slope and the southeast-trailing tail of Bare Mountain, while Ordovician through Mississippian formations make up the eastern half of the wide north end of the mountain mass. For the most part, the sedimentary rocks dip northward in successive blocks separated by right-lateral tear faults and flat thrusts (Cornwall, 1972, p. 31).

Some of the features mapped as thrusts may be alternately interpreted as gravity slide blocks and could be related to the collapse of the large caldera structures that border the Paleozoic bedrock of Bare Mountain. The area of lower relief, north of Bare Mountain and generally north of Fluorspar Canyon, is underlain by Miocene volcanic rocks. These volcanic rocks, which rim Crater Flat to the east as well, are highly faulted and consist largely of welded ashflow tuffs (Carr, 1982, p. 6). The ash-flow tuffs are interpreted by Carr 11982) as having two distinctly separate sources. The oldest tuff unit, Crater Flat Tuff, had as its source calderas in the area now occupied by Crater Flat.

This unit has been dated at 14-1 5 M.Y. (Christiansen and others. 1977. p. 947). The Crater Flat Tuff is overlain by the younger Paintbrush Tuff and Timber Mountain Tuff that are interpreted to have originated from the large Timber Mountain-Oasis Valley caldera complex which lies to the north of Bare Mountain (Carr, 1982. p. 8).

Altered rhyolite to rhyodacite dikes crop out generally along the eastern margin of Bare Mountain and cut across the narrow midsection of the range from northeast to southwest, transecting the Paleozoic bedrock. Carr (1982) reports a date of 13.9 m.y. for these dikes and states that they are the same age as lava flows that underlie the oldest Crater Flat Tuff unit. The dikes, in outcrop, form an arcuate pattern gently concave toward Crater Flat. Carr (1982) postulates that these dikes could represent outer ring dikes beyond the west wall of the Crater Flat collapse. Fluoriterich breccia pipes occur in conjunction with dikes at the Diamond Queen (Goldspar) Mine on the east edge of Bare Mountain, and the gold mineralization at the Sterling Mine occurs in an area cut by these dike rocks.

Mineral Deposits

Mineral deposits on and around Bare Mountain fall into two general categories: gold-base metal-quartz vein deposits hosted by Precambrian and Cambrian sedimentary rocks and gold-mercury-fluorite deposits that occur both in Cambrian sedimentary rocks and Miocene volcanic rocks.

The base-metal vein occurrences are scattered along the western slopes of Bare Mountain, and the gold and mercury occurrences are clustered in four general areas along the eastern and northern edges of the mountain.

Gold-bearing quartz veins, high in base metals, occur in the west-draining canyons and along the western slopes of Bare Mountain. The veins commonly contain calcite as well as quartz, and they fill fault zones and shears that cut Precambrian-Cambrian quartzites, dolomites, and schists.

The veins follow northeast, north-south, and some eastwest shears and faults. Veins on some properties are described as following thrust fault zones. Weak skarns, with associated tungsten mineralization, have been reported from two areas, the Silver Peak claims just north of Steves Pass and the Bonanza and Grand Junction claims in Tungsten Canyon.

The metal sought at most of the properties in this area was gold, but silver, copper, lead, and zinc commonly provide the most visible minerals at the various properties.

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