Meck-Tec, Inc. owns three underground silver mines located
beautiful Humboldt mountains in Pershing County, Nevada. The
on 18 patented mining claims (360 acres) on the east side of the range.
Queen of Sheba, DeSoto, and Silver Reef mines are in the historical
Star mining district. High-grade silver ore was discovered and mined in
1861. Production for the Queen of Sheba has been estimated to
be from a
range of $5,000,000 to $11,000,000 when silver was $1.35/ounce.
The Big Chamber bonanza stope alone produced $3,500,000.
records have been found for the production from the DeSoto and Silver
The geology of the
three mines strongly suggests that relatively unexplored areas of
the Sheba vein at and near surface have a high chance of containing
grade, silver ore bodies. Additional minerals are lead, antimony,
copper, zinc and gold. The ore bodies in the mines occur in the lower
Prida members of the Triassic Star Peak formation, as well as the
underlying Permian Koipato rhyolitic rocks, which have a high
competency for veining. In the east part of the Sheba mine, the 3-4
thick, steeply west dipping Sheba fissure-filled vein in the Koipato
rhyolite rocks reportedly refracted upward into a broad stock work zone
of ore bearing, stringer veins and mineralized fracture cleavage, as
the vein passes upward into the Lower Prida limestone and clastic rocks
(Ransome, 1904; Cameron,1939).
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