The Unnamed Tungsten Prospects is a mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.56222, -118.95333
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Unnamed Tungsten Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Tungsten Prospects
District: Staggs 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
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Geology): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN TACTITE IN PIECES AS MUCH AS 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER BUT MOSTLY MUCH SMALLER, VISIBLY FOLLOWING PLANES IN THE GARNET OR IN QUARTZ. THERE ARE TWO PRINCIPLE INCLUSIONS OF LIMESTONE ON SOUTH SIDE OF WILLOW GULCH WITH A LENGTH OF SOME HUNDREDS OF FEET, INTERRUPTED BY GRANODIORITE DIKES, AND AN EXPOSED WIDTH OF 25 FEET. PART OF GRANODIORITE NEAR THE DEPOSITS IS PROMINENTLY SHEETED IN PLATES 2 TO 6 FT. THICK, DIPPING 50 DEGREE N. 40 DEGREE W.
Comment (Deposit): PART OF A GROUP OF TACTITE BODIES IN AND AROUND A SMALL VALLEY CALLED WILLOW GULCH IN THE LAVA BED MTNS. EXTENT OF THESE DEPOSITS IS UNCERTAIN AS THE ROCKS ARE PARTLY COVERED BY SOIL ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): UTM LOCATION IS ESTIMATED; UNCERTAIN; REPORTER REFERENCED THE "LOVELOCK NK 11-10 (1955)" QUADRANGLE MAP
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN TACTITE IN PIECES AS MUCH AS 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER, BUT MOSTLY MUCH SMALLER, VISIBLY FOLLOWING PLANES IN THE GARNET OR IN QUARTZ. THERE ARE TWO PRINCIPLE INCLUSIONS OF LIMESTONE ON SOUTH SIDE OF WILLOW GULCH WITH A LENGTH OF SOME HUNDREDS OF FEET, INTERRUPTED BY GRANODIORITE DIKES, AND AN EXPOSED WIDTH OF 25 FEET. PART OF GRANODIORITE NEAR THE DEPOSITS IS PROMINENTLY SHEETED IN PLATES 2 TO 6 FT. THICK, DIPPING 50 DEGREES N. 40 DEGREES W.
Reference (Deposit): HESS AND LARSEN, 1922, CONTACT METAMORPHIC TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF THE U.S.; USGS BULL. 725 D, P. 293
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
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.