The Blue Wing Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,528 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 5,528 Feet (1,685 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.02167, -119.07167
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Blue Wing Mine MRDS details
Primary: Blue Wing Mine
Secondary: Roop & Allen Claims
Secondary: Cloudy Day Claims.
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2865
Secondary: Blue Jay, Wild Bill,
District: Juniper Range District
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.
Time Period: 1943, 1954, 1956, 1961, 1967-68
Material type: W03
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.4-1.0 % W03
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1943
Discovery Year: 1917
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2865 INCLUDES SOME QUARTZ BRECCIA WITH UNIDENTIFIED SULFIDES AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE TACTITE, CONTAINS -15 % FE, 0.15 % MG, 20 % CA, 0.1 % TI, +2000 PPM MN, 50 PPM BA-, 10 PPM CO, 150 PPM CU, 15 PPM MO, 5 PPM NI, 30 PPM SN, 200 P-PM V, 100 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): E FLANK OF S. END OF SAWAVE MOUNTAINS, ACCESSIBLE BYGOOD ROAD FROM THE EAST
Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION DATA AVAILABLE
Comment (Development): SOME ROAD-BUILDING WAS IN PROGRESS AT THE SITE AT THE TIME OF EXAMINATION 1984
Comment (Deposit): 3 PARALLEL RIBS OF LIMESTONE IN GRANODIORITE HAS BEEN METAMORPHOSED AND ALTERED TO TACTITE. SCHEELITE OCCURS FINELY DISSEMINATED IN TACTITE. LIMESTONE PENDANTS TRACEABLE BY OUTCROPS AND PROSPECT WORKINGS FOR ABOUT 750 FT
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPED BY 3 TRENCHES, 2 SHALLOW PITS, AND A VERTICAL SHAFT 16 FEET DEEP FROM THE BOTTOM OF WHICH A NORTHDRIFT HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR 11 FEET. TUNGSTEN WAS MINED IN THE DISTRICT INTERMITTENTLY FROM WORLD WAR I UNTIL 1961. ORE GRADE LOW, 0.4 TO 0.8% WO3 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPED BY 3 TRENCHES, 2 SHALLOW PITS, AND A VERTICAL SHAFT 16 FT DEEP FROM THE BOTTOM OF WHICH A NORTH DRIFT HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR 11 FT. ONE OF THE OLDER SHAFTS HAS BEEN ALMOST OBLITERATED BY THE OPEN PIT WHICH EXPOSED A 5-FT IACTITE ZONE.
Comment (Geology): 3 PARALLEL RIBS OF LIMESTONE IN GRANODIORITE HAS BEEN METAMORPHOSED AND ALTERED TO TACTITE SCHEELITE OCCURS FINELY DISSEMINATED IN TACTITE
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 18 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULLETIN ON TUNGSTEN IN NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Production): STAGER, H. K., IN PREP.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON & BENSON, 1963, TUNGSTEN RESOURCES OF NEVADA; USBM
Reference (Deposit): HESS & LARSEN, 1922, CONTACT METAMORPHIC TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF THE U.S.; USGS BULL. 725-D
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.