The Highgrade Prospect is a tungsten and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,988 feet.
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Elevation: 5,988 Feet (1,825 Meters)
Commodity: Tungsten, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.0025, -119.22472
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Highgrade Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Highgrade Prospect
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2862
Secondary: High Grade
District: Nightingale District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Silification
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2862 FROM THE CONTACT ZONE CONTAINS 5% FE, 2% MG, 10% CA, 0.2% TI, 1000 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 20 PPM B, 1500 PPM BA, +1000 PPM BI, 200 PPM CD, 20 PPM CO, 50 PPM CR, 150 PPM CU, 5 PPM MO, 20 PPM NI, 2000 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 500 PPM SR, 150 PPM V, 200 PPM W, 30 PPM Y, 2000 PPM ZN, 100 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): A NARROW TACTITE ZONE IN OLDER SEDIMENTS NEAR THE CONTACT WITH THE GRANODIORITE.
Comment (Workings): DOZER CUTS; PROSPECT PITS, DRILL PADS.
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M242691, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED.
Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.5 MILE SOUTH OF THE NIGHTINGALE MINE ON SOUTH FLANK OF RIDGE. GOOD ACCESS WITH THE LAST MILE FAIR (1984). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1984 INCLUDED BULLDOZING ROADS FOR DRILL PADS. OLDER CUTS EXPOSE THE CONTACT.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, A MINERAL INVENTORY OF THE PARADISE-DENIO AND SONOMA-GERLACH RESOURCE AREAS, WINNEMUCCA DISTRICT NEVADA: NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 76, PL. I, 2.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., & TINGLEY, J.V., 1988, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 105. P. 183.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS: NBMG UNPUBLISHED FILES (TINGLEY).
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.