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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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
Primary: Bay State Mine
Secondary: Buckeye State
Secondary: Lincoln Claims
County: White Pine
District: Newark (Strawberry)
Land ownership: Private
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Time Period: 1942-44
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: Fracture Zone, Nw Striking
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Devonian
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
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Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M., UNPUBLISHED DATA.
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.