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The geology and ore deposits of Goldfield, Nevada / by Frederick Leslie Ransome, assisted in the field by W.H. Emmons and G.H. Garrey.

Ransome, Frederick Leslie, 1868-1935 author. (Author). Emmons, William H. (William Harvey), 1876-1948 author. (Added Author). Garrey, G. H. (George H.), 1886- author. (Added Author). Geological Survey (U.S.), issuing body. (Added Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM p.d. 550 Un58p no. 66 (Text) 901082-2016 General Federal documents Available -

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  • Physical Description: 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington : Government Printing Office, 1909.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-26).
Formatted Contents Note: Chapter I. -- Introduction -- Field work and acknowledgments -- Situation of the district -- Topography -- History of mining -- Production -- Literature -- Geographic names -- Chapter II. -- Preliminary outline of the geology and ore deposits -- Chapter III. -- Description of the pre-Tertiary rocks -- Cambrian shale -- Alaskite and granite -- Chapter IV. -- Description of the prelacustrine Tertiary igneous rocks -- Introduction -- Vindicator rhyolite -- Latite -- Kendall tuff -- Sandstorm rhyolite -- Morena rhyolite -- Milltown andesite -- Dacite -- Dacite vitrophyre -- Chispa andesite -- Andesite dikes -- Meda rhyolite -- Andesite breccia -- Chapter V. -- Rocks of the lake epoch -- Introduction -- Siebert formation -- Mira basalt -- Espina breccia -- Chapter VI. -- Postlacustrine Tertiary rocks -- Introductory statement -- Pozo formation -- Spearhead rhyolite -- Rabbit Spring formation -- Malpais basalt -- Chapter VII. -- Quaternary deposits -- Chapter VIII. -- Geologic structure -- Chapter IX. -- Geologic history and correlation -- Introduction -- Local geologic history -- Correlation of the Goldfield rocks with those of the surrounding region -- Tertiary chronology of the western part of the Great Basin -- The eruptive sequence -- Tertiary climate -- Chapter X. -- Mineralogy of the district -- Introduction -- Notes on the more important minerals associated with the ore deposits -- Chapter XI. -- The mines; a general account of their distribution, development, and operation, including ore treatment -- Distribution and underground development -- Mining costs -- Power -- Water supply -- Treatment of the ores -- Chapter XII. -- The ledges -- Definition -- Distribution -- Trend or strike -- Dip -- Shape -- Material and minor structures -- Chapter XIII. -- The pay shoots and ores -- Distribution -- Relation to ledges -- Shape -- Relation to fissuring -- Effects of faulting -- Influence of country rock -- Mineralogical and chemical character of the sulphide ores -- Paragenesis -- Mineralogical character of the oxidized ores -- Value of the ores -- Areal variations in the ores -- Observed changes in depth -- Original depth of the ores now visible -- Age of the deposits -- Chapter XIV. -- Metasomatic processes -- Types of alteration -- Comparison of fresh and altered dacite -- Changes in other rocks -- The ore-depositing solutions -- Chapter XV. -- Underground water and depth of oxidation -- Chapter XVI. -- Genesis of the deposits -- Statement of the problem -- The direct volcanic hypothesis -- Hypothesis of derivation of the sulphuric acid from the oxidation of pyrite -- Hypothesis of simultaneous sofatarism and oxidation -- Stages of deposition -- Summary of genesis -- Ultimate source of the ore-bearing solutions -- Present absence of volcanic activity -- Goldfield type of deposit -- Chapter XVII. -- Practical conclusions -- Chapter XVIII. -- Detailed descriptions of the mines of the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company -- Introduction -- Red Top mine -- Mohawk mine -- Combination mine -- January mine -- Jumbo mine -- Mines and prospects operated by lessees -- Chapter XIX. -- Detailed descriptions of the mines of the Florence-Goldfield Mining Company -- Introduction -- Florence mine -- Mines operated by lessees -- Chapter XX. -- Detailed descriptions of the lesser mines and prospects of the Goldfield group -- Sanstorm mine -- Kendall mine -- Conqueror mine -- Adams mine -- Kewanas mine -- Goldfield Merger Company's mines -- Jumbo-Extension Mining Company's Gold Wedge claim -- Combination Fraction mines -- Atlanta group -- Gold Bar and Victor mines -- Blue Bull mine -- Simmerone mine -- Lone Star group -- Commonwealth mine -- Portland mine -- Other prospects -- Chapter XXI. -- Detailed descriptions of mines of the Diamondfield group -- Diamondfield Black Butte Consolidated mine -- Goldfield-Belmont mine -- Daisy mine -- Jumbo Extension (Gold Coin) mine -- Triangle mine -- Great Bend mine -- Index.
Subject: Geology > Nevada.
Gold mines and mining > Nevada.

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