The Panther Canyon Tungsten Prospect is a tungsten and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Tungsten, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.45, -118.23333
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Panther Canyon Tungsten Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Panther Canyon Tungsten Prospect
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2567
Secondary: J. K. Claims
District: Rye Patch District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2567, DUMP GRAB OF PYRITIZED LIMESTONE WITH QUARTZ VEINLETS, PYRITE, AND SCHEELITE, CONTAINS 2 % FE, 0.7 % - MG, +20 % CA, 0.1 % TI, 500 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 50 PPM B, 30- PPM BA, +1000 PPM BI, 100 PPM CD, 5 PPM CO, 100 PPM CU, 100- PPM MO, 30 PPM NI, 5000 PPM PB, 500 PPM SR, 700 PPM V, 150 PP-M W, 20 PPM Y, 200 PPM ZN, AND 0.05 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS).
Comment (Deposit): ONE LARGE BEDDING VEIN AND 3 SMALL BEDDING VEINS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SILICIFIED AREAS BORDERING THE DIKES. THE VEINS ARE PARALLEL TO THE LIMESTONE BEDDING. SCHEELITE OCCURS IN THESE THIN (UP TO 1 FT) QUARTZ VEINS ALONG WITH A LITTLE COLORLESS-BERYL, IRREGULARLY DISTRIB-UTED THROUGHOUT THE VEIN. AVERAGE TUNGSTEN CONTENT IS ABOUT 0.-5 % WO3. A SECOND VEIN 300 FT SOUTH AND 100 FT LOWER ON THE HI-LLSIDE IS 6 INCHES WIDE AND CONTAINS ABOUT 0.5 % WO3. A LOWER -CROSSCUT ADIT CUT SEVERAL QUARTZ VEINLETS 1-6 IN WIDE WHICH CO-NTAINED SCHEELITE. IN GENERAL, VEINS CONTAIN MINOR SERICITE, T-RACE OF DARK GREY SULFIDE AND SOME CALCITE. LIMESTONE NEAR VEI-NS IS PARTIALLY BLEACHED, PYRITIZED, AND RECRYSTALLIZED ALONG -BEDDING, AND NOW IRON-STAINED DUE TO OXIDATION OF PYRITE.
Comment (Development): IN 1942, THE PROPERTY WAS EXPLORED BY FRED JOHNSON, BUT NO PRODUCTION WAS REPORTED. THERE WAS NO ACTIVITY WHEN EXA-MINED IN 1984 AND THE PROPERTY APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN LONG IDLE-, BUT J. K. CLAIMS WERE STAKED OVER THE AREA 3-5 YEARS AGO.
Comment (Location): ABOUT A MILE BELOW THE BRADLEY MINE; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Deposit): FOUR CLAIMS COVERING THE KNOWN OCCURRENCE OF ORE ARE SITUATED ON THE RIDGE JUST NORTH OF PANTHER CANYON-CONSTITUTING THE PANTHER CANYON PROSPECT. ONE LARGE BEDDING VEIN AND THREE SMALL BEDDING VEINS HAVE BEEN EXPOSED IN TRENCH WORKINGS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Workings): TRENCH; 4 ADITS; 75-FT DEEP INCLINED SHAFT. CROSSCUT ADIT 350 FT LONG WAS DRIVEN FROM A POINT LOWER ON THE HILL TO- EXPLORE THE VEINS AT DEPTH
Comment (Geology): THE QUARTZ-TUNGSTEN VEINS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SILICIFIED AREAS BORDERING THE DIKES. THE VEINS ARE PARALLEL TO THE LIMESTONE BEDDING.
Reference (Deposit): VITALIANO, 1944, CONTACT METAMORPHISM AT RYE PATCH NEVADA; GSA BULL. V. 55, P 921-950
Reference (Deposit): WALLACE ET AL, 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF UNIONVILLE QUAD., PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ-820.
Reference (Deposit): VITALIANO, 1944, GSA BULL., VOL. 55, NO. 8.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 27 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTENDEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
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.