The American Ore Co. Mine North is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,219 feet.
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Elevation: 4,219 Feet (1,286 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.08639, -118.18806
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American Ore Co. Mine North MRDS details
Primary: American Ore Co. Mine North
District: Mineral Basin District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Parker Brothers Construction Co.
Owner Name: American Ore Co.
Years: 1955 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Description: Faults In Area
Description: Postmineral Faults; Fissure Zone
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Scapolitized
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Development): BRATTON AND BLAIR LEASED PROPERTY AND PRODUCED ORE FOR SHIP BALLAST IN 1943. AMERICAN ORE CO. PURCHASED PROPERTY IN 1950 AND FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY IN EXPLORATION AND SOME PRODUCTION LEASED IT TO PARKER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION CO. IN 1952. NO ACTIVITY IN 1985
Comment (Deposit): ORE IS IN NARROW VEINS AND SMALL REPLACEMENT BODIES.POSTMINERAL FAULTS BROKE AND OFFSET LENSES OF MAGNETITE.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN OPEN PIT 40 FT DEEP AND 700 FT LONG.
Comment (Geology): ORE IS IN NARROW VEINS AND SMALL REPLACEMENT BODIES. POSTMINERAL FAULTS BROKE AND OFFSET LENSES OF MAGNETITE.
Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY LOCATED BY MARKER, LYLE AND STOKER WHO LEASED PROPERTY TO BRATTON AND BLAIR. THEY PRODUCED ORE FOR SHIP BALLAST IN 1943. AMERICAN ORE CO. PURCHASED PROPERTY IN 1950 AND FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY EXPLORATION AND SOME PRODUCTION LEASED IT TO PARKER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION CO. IN 1952. WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN OPEN PIT 40 FT. DEEP AND 700 FT. LONG. AREA IS COVERED BY 2 TO 10 FEET OF LAKE LAHONTAN SEDIMENTS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION IN 1952 BY PARKER BROS; IN 1943 FOR SHIP BALLAST
Comment (Location): NORTH CENTRAL PART OF SEC. 32; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BUFFALO MOUNTAIN (1954) 1:625000
Reference (Deposit): REEVES AND KRAL, 1955, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; PART A, GEOLOGY AND IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BUENA VISTA HILLS, CHURCHILL AND PERSHING COUNTIES, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 53
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., 18 JUL 85, FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, 77
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G. 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL .89
Reference (Deposit): MOORE, L., 1971, CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOURCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS: USBM IC 8511
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.