Defiance Mine

The Defiance Mine is a copper and tungsten mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,001 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Defiance Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 7,001 Feet (2,134 Meters)

Commodity: Copper, Tungsten

Lat, Long: 39.55, -114.61667

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Defiance Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Defiance Mine


Primary: Copper
Primary: Tungsten


State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Aurum

Land Status

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Year: 1978
Time Period: 1972-1978
Material type: W
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.1-0.8 Percent Wo3


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


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Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Syenite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Analytical Data

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Ore: Scheelite


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

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

Nevada Gold

Gold Districts 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: Gold Districts of Nevada.