The Two Chuckers is a uranium mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.04222, -119.22000
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Two Chuckers MRDS details
Primary: Two Chuckers
Secondary: Blue Star
Secondary: Two Chukkers
Secondary: Two Chukkars. Sample Mex 024.
District: Nightingale District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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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: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Central Part Of Eugeosynclinal Portion Of Basin And Range.
Description: A Major Fault Is One Mile East With Basalt Domes On A N-S Trend.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Strong Argillization Of Granodiorite; Some Silicification In Places; Minor Bleaching
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: 25 X B.G. OR 1500 CPS OVER A 4 FT X 8 FT X 2 FT ZONE (SMOUSE). B.G.=0.02 MR/HR
Analytical Data: SAMPLE MEX 024, A 4-FOOT WIDE CHANNEL SAMPLE IN IRON-STAINED GRANODIORITE CONTAINED 386.0 PPM CU3O8. RADIOACTIVITY WAS 50 X B.G. OR 3000 CPS OVER A 1 FT X 1 FT X 1 FT ZONE
Analytical Data: HIGH=0.5 MR/HR. SELECT SAMPLES CONTAINED 0.23% CU3O8 (0.279% CU3O8) (GARSIDE).
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M242703, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED.
Comment (Location): ON EAST FLANK OF NIGHTINGALE RANGE ABOUT 0.5 TO 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF SAGE HEN SPRING. UTM TAKEN FROM SAMPLE MEX SITE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Commodity): TUNGSTEN, COPPER, AND URANIUM OCCUR, BUT TOO LOW GRADE TO BE ECONOMIC
Comment (Deposit): YELLOW URANIUM MINERAL OCCURS AS FRACTURE COATINGS IN A BASALT DIKE CUTTING GRANITE. FRACTURE ZONE IN GRANODIORITE. EVIDENCE IS THAT URANIUM WAS INTRODUCED WITH CHALCOPYRITE ALONG FRACTURES CONTAINING PYRITE. THE URANIUM DEPOSIT IS CLOSELY RELATED TO AND OF SAME AGE AS TACTITE UNITS. THE URANIUM MAY HAVE BEEN IN TACTITE, THEN LEACHED AND CARRIED DOWN DIP ALONG FRACTURES IN THE GRANODIORITE UNTIL REDUCED AND DEPOSITED BY PYRITE.
Comment (Workings): A NUMBER OF DOZER CUTS. MOST CUTS ARE APPARENTLY FOR TUNGSTEN.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, J., 1984, PERSHING COUNTY, NIGHTINGALE DISTRICT, TWO CHUCKERS FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT: NBMG UNPUBLISHED MINING DISTRICT (TINGLEY) FILES.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P 76.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 1973, RADIOACTIVE MINERAL OCCURRENCES IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL 81, P. 94.
Reference (Deposit): STAFF, US ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION PRELIM. RECONN. REPORT 3723.
Reference (Deposit): SMOUSE, DE FORREST, 1978, FIELD EXAMINATION OF URANIUM OCCURRENCE.
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.