The Wonder Metal Mine is a antimony mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,800 feet.
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Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.15, -118.16667
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Wonder Metal Mine MRDS details
Primary: Wonder Metal Mine
Secondary: Eagle Claim
Tertiary: Titanium, Metal
District: Scossa District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: George Johnson; Chandler, Robert L.
Home Office: Lovelock
Years: 1957 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Au-Ag
Form: BLANKET, CHANNELS
Description: Nw-Se Faults
Description: Nw Trending Mineralized Contact, With Intense Fracturing In Sandstone, With Quartzite.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sandstone Argillized Several Feet From Vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: ADIT-1.18% SB, 0.62 OZ. AG
Analytical Data: 3 SAMPLES TAKEN BY NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES FROM CHURN-DRILL CUTTINGS CONTAINED APPROXIMATELY 1 % TI02. GRAB-2.48% SB, 0.62 OZ. AG
Comment (Location): 1/4 MI. NW OF CERVANTITE MINE
Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION DATA AVAILABLE
Comment (Deposit): PLACER
Comment (Workings): TWO SHORT CONNECTED ADITS
Comment (Geology): DERIVED FROM THE EROSION OF THE METAMORPHIC ROCKS IN THE AREA
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT IS DEVELOPED BY TWO SHORT CONNECTED ADITS. THE MAIN WORKINGS EXPLORE A CONTACT BETWEEN SANDSTONE & QUARTZITE. AT THE CONTACT IS A 6 TO 18 IN. GOUGE CONTAINING QUARTZ PODS & CRYSTALS OF STIBNITE & CERVANTITE. EAST OF THE CONTACT IN THE SANDSTONE IS A 2 TO 4 IN. VEIN OF QUARTZ, STIBNITE, CERVANTITE, & OTHER SB OXIDES STRIKING NE AND DIPPING 35 DEGREES SE. ANTIMONY MINERALIZATION WAS CONTROLLED BY THE FRACTURES THAT PROVIDED OPEN SPACE FOR STIBNITE DEPOSITION IN SANDSTONE OVERLAIN BY UNFRACTURED QUARTZITE AND UNDERLAIN BY SOFT SHALE. THE ANTIMONY STAR MINE LIES ON THE SAME MINERALIZED STRUCTURE AS THE CERVANTITE MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 297, ITEM 1, 1964.
Reference (Deposit): BEAL, 1963, INVESTIGATION OF TITANIUM OCCURRENCES IN NEVADA; NBMG REPORT 3
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION
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.