The Three Prospects is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,449 feet.
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Elevation: 5,449 Feet (1,661 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.53694, -119.00306
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Three Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Three Prospects
Secondary: Unnamed Tungsten Deposits
Secondary: The Lava Beds Prospect
District: Staggs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1914
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M242821, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED. THESE PROSPECTS ARE OFTEN CONFUSED WITH SAGE HEN MINE (OR HILLTOP MINE), WHICH ARE LOCATED ABOVE THE PROSPECTS ON RIDGE CREST. UTM COORDINATES ARE FROM STAGER AND TINGLEY (1988).
Comment (Deposit): SCATTERED TACTITE OUTCROPS WITH SCHEELITE CRYSTALS UP TO 2 INCHES LONG ALONG REMNANT BEDDING PLANES AND CRACKS IN THE TACTITE. ROOF PENDANTS OF LIMESTONE IN THE GRANITIC INTRUSIVE UP TO HUNDEREDS OF FEET LONG, CUT BY MONZONITE DIKES. PARTS OF THE MONZONITE ARE PROMINENTLY SHEETED IN PLATES 2-6 FT THICK.
Comment (Workings): PROSPECTS
Comment (Location): ON BOTH SIDES OF WILLOW GULCH WHICH DIVIDES THE LAVA BEDS MOUNTAINS, UNLABELED ON TOPO SHEET; 3.5 MILES SOUTH OF SHEEP HEAD SPRING BELOW ELEPHANT HEAD ROCK. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): FIRST VISITED BY HESS AND LARSON IN 1917.
Comment (Geology): THE SCHEELITE-BEARING SKARN DEPOSITS ARE SMALL WITH BROWN GARNET AND EPIDOTE FORMING STREAKS 1 TO 12 INCHES WIDE IN POORLY EXPOSED PODS OF SEDIMENTARY ROCKS IN GRANITE. VERY LITTLE SCHEELITE IS VISIBLE. THE DEPOSITS OCCUR FROM THE BASE TO THE TOP OF THE RIDGE, AND FOR A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 2 MILES ALONG THE RIDGE.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K. AND TINGLEY, J. V., 1988, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITIN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 105, P. 193
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 92.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M., UNPUBLISHED DATA.
Reference (Deposit): HESS, F. L. AND LARSON, E. S., 1921, CONTACT-METAMORPHIC TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES: USGS BULL 725-D, P. 292-294.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M. AND TWETO, O. L., 1962, TUNGSTEN IN THE U. S., USGS MAP MR-25.
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.