Silver Peak, Nevada: A Little of Everything
August 2019 by Chris Ralph
Silver Peak is a small mining community in Esmeralda County in west-central Nevada, about 30 miles west of Goldfield. Although it’s fairly remote, it’s been an important mining center since the early days.
For the prospector, knowing what oxidized hydrothermal alteration looks like in the field is an important exploration tool.
One of the first things we did while looking at buying the equipment was figuring out how it would dovetail into the milling process we already had in mind.
The same day, while two of us were heading to Vancouver to attend the mining convention, two others from our team were headed to Nevada to begin loading the millsite equipment.
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
Since this position was the least desirable due to the hard physical labor, the bucking room was used as punishment. Do you have a mediocre worker? Bad attitude? Off to the bucking room!
When prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.
This adit will be nearly 3.5 miles long when it reaches the ore zone.
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