The Macbruson Claims Claims is a molybdenum and tungsten mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 3,301 feet.
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Elevation: 3,301 Feet (1,006 Meters)
Commodity: Molybdenum, Tungsten
Lat, Long: 36.96167, -114.29083
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Macbruson Claims Claims MRDS details
Primary: Macbruson Claims Claims
Secondary: Bruson Prospect
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 1449, 1450
District: Gourd Springs District District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Description: Thrust Fault (Plate Composed Of Penn Limestone)
Description: Normal Faults Along E Flank Of Range
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: SEMIQUANTITATIVE SPECTRO GRAPHIC ANALYSIS (BY TSCHANTZ & PAMPEYAN): GREATER THAN 10% SI, AL, CO, 7% FE, 1.5% MG, NA, TI, .4 W, .3 MN, .15 SR, BA, BE, V, ZR, AND .007 BI, NB, SR, Y. COMPOSITE SAMPLE BY US BUR. MINES CONTAINED 1.08% WO3. NBMG SAMPLES 1449 AND 1450 CONTAIN, RESPECTIVELY, 2000 PPM MN, 0 AND 100 PPM AG, 0 AND 300 PPM AU, 100 AND 0 PPM B, 200 AND 100 PPM BA, 7 AND 150 PPM BE, 0 AND 200 PPM MO, 100 AND 70 PPM PB, 0 AND 100 PPM SB, 300 AND 0 PPM SN, 500 AND 100 PPM SR, 700 AND 0 PPM V, 1000 AND 10 000 PPM W. NBMG SAMPLES 1449 AND 1450 CONTAIN, RESPECTIVELY, 2000 PPM MN, 0 AND 100 PPM AG, 0 AND 300 PPM AU, 100 AND 0 PPM B, 200 AND 100 PPM BA, 7 AND 150 PPM BE, 0 AND 200 PPM MO, 100 AND 70 PPM PB, 0 AND 100 PPM SB, 300 AND 0 PPM SN, 500 AND 100 PPM SR, 700 AND 0 PPM V, 1000 AND 10 000 PPM W.
Comment (Deposit): CLOTS AND STRINGERS OF SCHEELITE AND POWELLITE IN SKARN. QUARTZ PEGMATITE ALSO CARRIES FINE SPRAYS AND CLOTS OF MOLYBDENITE AND OXIDIZED PYRITE CRYSTALS. LATE STAGE OPALINE SILICA COATS ROCKS. GARNETIFEROUS PHYLLITE/ SCHIST IN FLOAT. INTRUSIVE DIKES (N30E, 30 NW) ARE INTENSELY FRACTURED AND CRUSHED AT EXPOSED BASE (OR LOWEST UNIT). THIN QUARTZ VEINLETS 0.5-1 FT WIDE ALSO CARRY SCHEELITE. A THIN TACTITE ZONE ABOUT 200 FT LONG BORDERS THE GRANITE PEGMATITE, WHICH ALSO CONTAINS SMALL AMOUNTS OF SCHEELITE.
Comment (Workings): REMAINS OF STONE CABINS, OLD HAULAGE ROADS, MINOR PROSPECT PITS, NUMEROUS CUTS, 20-FT SHAFT, ALL IN A 200-FT SQUARE AREA. NO UNDERGROUND WORKINGS NOTED IN 1983.
Comment (Deposit): DISTRICT UNORGANIZED ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Geology): DISSEMINATED SCHEELITE IN AMPHIBOLITE NEAR LARGE PEGMATITE BODIES
Comment (Development): 28 CLAIMS. INTERMITTENTLY EXPLORED IN 1920'S. NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983.
Comment (Location): AREA UNSURVEYED, UTM'S PROBABLY ACCURATE
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANTZ PAMPEYAN, 1970, GEOLOGY & MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN CO., NEV BUR MINES BULL 73
Reference (Deposit): SMITH, P. AND BENTZ, J.,1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, AUG 29, 1983.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., MANUSCRIPT IN PREPARATION ON TUNGSTEN IN NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): MORMON MOUNTAINS G-E-M RESOURCES AREA TECHNICAL REPORT, FOR BLM, 1983.
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