The Snowball is a magnesite mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 8,051 feet.
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Elevation: 8,051 Feet (2,454 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Magnesite
Lat, Long: 38.69778, -115.42139
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Snowball MRDS details
County: White Pine
District: Currant Creek
Land ownership: Private
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
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Reference (Deposit): HOSE, R.K., BLAKE, M.C. JR., AND SMITH, R.M., 1976, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEV. BUREAU OF MINES, BULL. 85
Reference (Deposit): VITALIANO, CHARLES J. 1951, MAGNESIUM-MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE CURRANT CREEK DISTRICT NEV. U.S. GEO BULL 978
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.