Beacon Hill Prospect

The Beacon Hill Prospect is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,239 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Beacon Hill Prospect  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 4,239 Feet (1,292 Meters)

Commodity: Iron

Lat, Long: 40.08389, -118.18111

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Beacon Hill Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Beacon Hill Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Iron


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Mineral Basin District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Mineral Materials Co.
Years: 1955 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1952
Discovery Method: Geophysical Anomaly
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Skarn Fe


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1952 BY MAGNETIC ANOMALY BY CHARLES DODGSON. PURCHASED BY MINERALS MATERIALS CO. IN 1953 AND EXPLORED BY TRENCHING AND 19 WAGON DRILL HOLES TO DEPTHS OF 70 FEET. A VEIN 15 FEET WIDE, CONTAINING A 10-FOOT WIDTH OF MAGNETITE ORE WAS MINED OVER A LENGTH OF 500 FEET. THE VEIN IS AN EXTENSION OF THE AMERICAN ORE SECTION 32 ORE BODY ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV

Comment (Location): CENTER SEC. 32; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BUFFALO MOUNTAIN (1954) 1:625000

Comment (Production): PRODUCED IN CONJUNCTION WITH NEVADA IRON ORE CO.

Comment (Development): DISCOVERED BY MAGNETIC ANOMALY. PURCHASED BY MINERALS MATERIALS CO IN 1953 AND EXPLORED BY TRENCHING AND 19 WAGON DRILL HOLES TO DEPTHS OF 70 FT.NO ACTIVITY IN 1985

Comment (Deposit): A 15-FT WIDE VEIN CONTAINS A 10-FT WIDTH OF MAGNETITE ORE; IT WAS MINED OVER A LENGTH OF 500 FT. TWO PARALLEL ZONES OF MAGNETITE MINERALIZATION WITH ABOUT 15% IRON GRADE OCCURS SOUTH OF THE VEIN.

Comment (Workings): 70 FEET DEEP. EXPOSED BY BULLDOZER TRENCHING.

Comment (Geology): TWO PARALLEL ZONES OF MAGNETITE MINERALIZATION WITH ABOUT 15% IRON GRADE OCCURS SOUTH OF THE VEIN.


References

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., JR., 18 JUL 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT

Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, 1971, CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOURCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS: USBM 1C 8511


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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