The True American Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,001 feet.
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Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.43917, -117.47167
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True American Mine MRDS details
Primary: True American Mine
District: Tobin And Sonoma Range Mining Area
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.
Owner Name: John B. Blossom
Time Period: 1941-1954
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1941
Year Last Production: 1954
Discovery Year: 1940
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Limestone.
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Geology): THIN-BEDDED LIMESTONE STRIKES NORTH AND DIPS SOUTHEAST AND IS INTERBEDDED WITH SHALES AND VOLCANICS. THE GRANODIORITE STOCK INTRUDES SEDIMENTARY ROCKS WEST OF THE MINE.
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M242839, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED.
Comment (Location): ON EAST FLANK OF TOBIN RANGE ON STEEP RIDGE NORTH OF MORNING VIEW CANYON. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972); PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BUFFALO SPRINGS 1:24000
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN LENSES OF SILICIFIED LIMESTONE CUT BY NUMEROUS QUARTZ STRINGERS, 1-24 INCHES WIDE AND UP TO 50 FEET LONG. TWO LENSES YIELDED 1 TO 6 TONS OF SORTED HIGH GRADE ORE EACH AND TWO OTHERS YIELDED ABOUT 100 TONS ORE THAT CONTAINED ABOUT 2.5 % WO3. MINOR PYRITE AND MOLYBDENITE ARE ALSO PRESENT. JOHNSON AND BENSON REPORTED A 1 FOOT SAMPLE FROM NO. 1 ADIT ASSAYED 4.20% WO3 AND A 0.7 FOOT SAMPLE FROM NO. 2 ADIT ASSAYED 5.12% WO3.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: W VEINS.
Comment (Workings): 2 SHORT ADITS AND SEVERAL PITS.
Comment (Production): JOSON AND BENSON REPORT THAT 33 TONS OF SELECTED, SORTED ORE, CONTAINING 1.69-11.1% WO3 WERE SHIPPED (DATES UNSPECIFIED).
Comment (Development): BLOSSOM OPERATED THE MINE DURING 1941-1943 AND 1951-1954.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 95-96.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., AND TINGLEY, J.V., 1988, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 105., P. 194.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. L. AND TWETO, O. L., 1962, TUNGSTEN: USGS MAP MR-25, P. 14.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M., UNPUBLISHED DATA: NBMG UNPUBLISHED (TINGLEY) FILES.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, A.C. AND BENSON, W.T., 1963, TUNGSTEN RESOURCES OF NEVADA: USBM OPEN FILE REPORT 85-3
Reference (Production): STAGER AND TINGLEY (1988)
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.