The Snow Bird Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.79889, -118.41222
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Snow Bird Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Snow Bird Prospect
Secondary: A. C. Claim
Secondary: Unnamed Prospect Johnson, 1977
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2847
District: Haystack District
Land ownership: Private
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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
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2847 OF QUARTZ VEIN,MATERIAL AND CONTACT MATERIAL CONTAINS 2 % FE, 1 % MG, 3 % CA, 0.15 % TI, 700 PPM MN, 0-.5 PPM AG, 0.05 PPM AU (AA ANALYSIS), 50 PPM B, 300 PPM BA, 1 -PPM BE, 5 PPM CO, 15 PPM CR, 1000 PPM CU, 10 PPM NI, 15 PPM PB-, 5 PPM SC, 200 PPM SR, 50 PPM V, 100 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = LONG CANYON (1971) 1:24000
Comment (Deposit): TRACES OF SCHEELITE IN GRAY-GREEN, PORPHYRITIC, SILICEOUS SILL IN SLATE & HORNFELS. SCHEELITE AND SOME COPPER MINERALS OCCUR IN A GLASSY QUARTZ SILL IN HORNFELS. IT IS EXPOSED INTERMITTENTLY ALONG- STRIKE FOR MORE THAN 400 FT BY PROSPECT PITS AND THE SHAFT. O-NLY TRACES OF SCHEELITE HAVE BEEN EXPOSED, AND NO TUNGSTEN ASS-AYS HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
Comment (Workings): A PIT AND A 10' INCLINED SHAFT; SEVERAL PITS
Comment (Geology): TRACES OF SCHEELITE IN GRAY-GREEN, PORPHYRITIC, SILICEOUS SILL IN SLATE & HORNFELS
Comment (Deposit): CONSISTS OF A PIT AND A 10' INCLINED SHAFT SHOWS LITTLE PROMISE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY-NORTHWESTERN UTAH-SUMMARY OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1955-1961; VOL. 1; SO. PACIFIC CO., SAN FRANCISCO. P. 33
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN IN NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 14 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.