Falcon

SILVER (GOLD) PROSPECT

The Falcon Mine was reportedly active in the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s with assays as high as 100 opt Ag reported, though the total silver production from the operation is unknown (McQuiston, F. W. and R. S. Shoemaker, 1978 – Report on the Falcon Silver Mine Elko County, Nevada)

The historic production was focused on steep, approximately N-S quartz veins, similar to those observed at the Rock Creek and Divide Mine prospects.

A 30 pound sample of “typical” Falcon vein material was reportedly submitted for metallurgical testing in 1965, which assayed 0.01 opt Au and 47.45 opt Ag; a series of twenty flotation tests indicated “excellent gold and silver recoveries …”  (McQuiston, F. W. and R. S. Shoemaker, 1978 – Report on the Falcon Silver Mine Elko County, Nevada).