The Stalin's Present Prospect is a uranium mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,759 feet.
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Elevation: 6,759 Feet (2,060 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.41028, -118.19806
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Stalin's Present Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Stalin's Present Prospect
District: Rye Patch 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
Description: Shearing Parallel To Vein And Faint Flow Structures In Rhyolite.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: RADIOMETRIC DATA: SCINTREX,(4XBG) IN VEIN (20XBG) IN ADIT, MAY BE DUE TO RADON AND MASS EFFECT. SAMPLE OF ALTERED -RHYOLITE WALLROCK WITH DARK VEIN MATERIAL CONTAINS 533 PPM CU3-08.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Deposit): RADIOACTIVITY OCCURS ALONG AND IN A 4-TO 10-INCH WIDE ZONE COMPOSED OF HORNBLENDE, DIOPSIDE, CHLORITE, BIOTITE, EPIDOTE, QUARTZ, DARK CALCITE, PITCHBLENDE, AND GUMMITE(?). AN INTRUSIVE CONTACT WITH METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS IS NEARBY, AND THE MINERALIZED BODY MAY BE A METAMORPHOSED CALCAREOUS ZENOLITH. SHEAR ZONE 0.5 MI FROM INTRUSIVE CONTACT WITH ROCKY CANYON PLUTON. VEIN MATERIAL IS EPIDOTE WITH MINOR URANINITE.
Comment (Workings): DEPOSIT WAS EXPLORED BY A SMALL PIT AND TRENCH, A 63-FT ADIT, AND A 47-FT WINZE
Comment (Geology): RADIOACTIVITY OCCURS IN AND ALONG A 4 TO 10 INCH WIDE ZONE COMPOSED OF HORNBLENDE, DIOPSIDE, CHLORITE, BIOTITE, EPIDOTE, QUARTZ, DARK CALCITE, PITCHBLENDE, AND GUMMITE(?). AN INTRUSIVE CONTACT WITH METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS IS NEARBY, AND THE MINERALIZED BODY MAY BE A METAMORPHOSED CALCAREOUS ZENOLITH.
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT WAS EXPLORED BY A SMALL PIT AND TRENCH, A 63-FOOT ADIT, AND A 47-FOOT WINZE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): NEFF, T. R., 1978, REPORT ON URANIUM OCCURRENCE
Reference (Deposit): STAATZ, M. H., 1951, USGS TRACE ELEMENT MEM. REPT. TEM-223.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L., 1973, RADIOACTIVE MINERAL OCCURRENCES IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 81
Reference (Deposit): USAEC, 1952, RMO-927
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.