The Piute Prospect Sec 24 is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
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Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.01722, -118.33639
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Piute Prospect Sec 24 MRDS details
Primary: Piute Prospect Sec 24
District: Wild Horse District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1952
Discovery Method: Geophysical Anomaly
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Analytical Data: 32.17% TOTAL FE, 31% MAGNETIC FE, 0.14% P, 0.11%
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT WAS FOUND IN 1952 AS A RESULT OF DIP-NEEDLE PROSPECTING. THE AREA WAS SURVEYED WITH MAGNETOMETER SHOWING TWO LARGE ANOMALIES WHERE 2 DRILL HOLES WERE DUG (PIUTE SEC 24 AND PIUTE SEC. 26) BOTH THROUGH THE SAME DEPOSIT. ORE BODY CANNOT BE ONOMICALLY MINED BY OPEN-PIT METHODS. SELECTIVE UNDERGROUND MINING WOULD ALLOW PRODUCTION OF ONE TON OF PELLETS FROM MINING ABOUT 2 TONS OF ORE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZED HORIZON IN PIUTE DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF METAMORPHOSED SEDIMENTARY AND VOLCANIC ROCKS. THIS IS OVERLAIN BY TERTIARY VOLCANIC ROCKS AND SANDY ALLUVIUM. THE HOST ROCK DOES NOT CROP OUT NEAR THE PROPERTY. HOLE WAS DRILLED IN CENTER OF AN ANOMALY AND CUT THROUGH MUCH BRECCIATED ROCK. MAGNETITE OCCURS AS SOLID MASSIVE REPLACEMENTS AND AS IRREGULAR STRINGERS, BLEBS, AND DISSEMINATED GRAINS.
Comment (Workings): TWO DRILL HOLES.
Comment (Deposit): THE MINERALIZED HORIZON IN THE PIUTE DEPOSIT CONSISTS OF METAMORPHOSED SEDIMENTARY AND VOLCANIC ROCKS. THIS IS OVERLAIN BY TERTIARY VOLCANIC ROCKS AND SANDY ALLUVIUM. THE HOST ROCK DOES NOT CROP OUT NEAR THE PROPERTY. HOLE WAS DRILLED IN CENTER OF AN ANOMALY AND CUT THROUGH MUCH BRECCIATED ROCK. MAGNETITE OCCURS AS SOLID MASSIVE REPLACEMENTS AND AS IRREGULAR STRINGERS, BLEBS, AND DISSEMINATED GRAINS.
Comment (Location): SW 1/4 SE 1/4 SEC. 24
Comment (Development): DEPOSIT WAS FOUND IN 1952 AS A RESULT OF DIP-NEEDLE PROSPECTING. THE AREA WAS SURVEYED WITH A MAGNETOMETER SHOWING 2 LARGE ANOMALIES WHERE 2 DRILL HOLES WERE EMPLACED.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY-NORTHERN NEVADA AND NORTHWESTERN UTAH-SUMMARY OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1955-61; V.1, SOUTHERN PACIC COMPANY, SAN FRANCISCO, P.19.
Reference (Deposit): MOORE, 1971, CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOURCES AND ORE MARKETS; USBM IC 8511, P. 163-165.
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.