The Thorium Prospect is a uranium and thorium mine located in Clark county, Nevada.
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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.
Commodity: Uranium, Thorium
Lat, Long: 35.4025, -115.12833
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Thorium Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Thorium Prospect
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Geology): QTZ. MONZONITE INTRUSIVE BODY IN PREC ROCKS, ALTERED TO MONAZITE - APATITE ROCK IN VERTICLE PIPE 75 FEET IN DIAMETER CENTRAL 25 - 30 FEET IS BRICK RED W/30 % MONAZITE AND 60 % APATITE. ROCK IS STRONGLY RADIOACTIVE.
Comment (Deposit): NO DEVELOPMENT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): LAT-LONG VALUES FROM USGS NATIONAL ATLAS ARE FOR A LOCATION APPROXIMATELY 6 MI. SOUTH OF CRESCENT PEAK AND WITHIN THE NEVADA AND CLARK COUNTY BOUNDARIES
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO. NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 62 , P. 180
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.