Bay State Mine

The Bay State Mine is a tungsten, lead, and zinc mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,601 feet.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Bay State Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten, Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 39.53333, -115.80000

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Bay State Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bay State Mine
Secondary: Chihuahua
Secondary: Buckeye State
Secondary: Lincoln Claims


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Newark (Strawberry)


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1944
Time Period: 1942-44


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Polymetallic veins


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Fracture Zone, Nw Striking


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Production): TUNGSTEN ORE VALUED AT $73,000 WAS SHIPPED BETWEEN 1942-1944

Comment (Geology): ORE IN QUARTZ VEINS WITH A LITTLE CALCITE, AND IN DISCONTINUOUS STOCKWORKS OF QUARTZ IN THE BRECCIA ZONES THE LARGEST VEIN, THE CHIHUAHUA WAS UP TO 15 FEET WIDE, MORE THAN 1000 FEET LONG; THE LARGEST STOCKWORK MINED WAS 150 FEET LONG, 50 FEET WIDE, AND 50 FEET HIGH. THE SCHEELITE IS RESTRICTED, MOSTLY TO THE STOCKWORKS

Comment (Deposit): NEAR THE VEINS THE LIMESTONE IS HIGHLY SILICIFIED. THE LARGEST VEIN,THE CHIHUAHUA, WAS MINED ABOVE AND BELOW ADITS ON THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES OF MINING CANYON. IT IS AS MUCH AS 15 FT WIDE. BOTH THE SULFIDE MINERALS AND THE SCHEELITE OCCUR IN THE QUARTZ AND IN THE SILICIFIED LIMESTONE AS VEINS OR SMALL IRREGULAR REPLACEMENT BODIES, BUT SCHEELITE ORE IS RESTRICTED ALMOST ENTIRELY TO THE STOCK WORK, WHERE IT IS COMMONLY ADJACENT TO, BUT NOT MIXED WITH, THE LEAD SILVER ORE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M., AND TWETO, O.L., 1962 TUNGSTEN IN THE U.S., USGS MAP MR-25

Reference (Deposit): NBM BULL., STAGER, H.K. (IN PREP JAN 1984)

Reference (Deposit): HOSE, BLAKE & SMITH 1976 GEO & MIN RESOURCES OF WHITE PINE CO. NEV, NEV BUREAU OF MINES & GEO BULL 85

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M., UNPUBLISHED DATA.


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Gold Districts of Nevada

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