The Section 31 Mine is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,140 feet.
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Elevation: 4,140 Feet (1,262 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.07306, -118.20194
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Section 31 Mine MRDS details
Primary: Section 31 Mine
District: Mineral Basin District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Southern Pacific Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: TABULAR, LEASES, PODS
Description: Post Ore Faults
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): SOUTHCENTER SEC. 31
Comment (Deposit): TABULAR, VEINLIKE DEPOSITS CONTAINING LENTICULAR MASSES AND PODS OF MAGNETITE IN NORTHWEST-TRENDING FAULTS. ORE BODIES RANGE FROM 10 TO 50 FT IN WIDTH AND FROM 50 TO 300 FT IN LENGTH.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESERVES ESTIMATED BY NEVADA BARTH CO; ABOVE 520 FOOT DEPTH
Comment (Production): 3911 TONS IN 1954; ABOUT 20,000 TONS 1955-60
Comment (Development): LEASED TO NEVADA BARTH, PARKER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, DODGE CONSTRUCTION CO.. NO ACTIVITY IN 1985
Comment (Workings): THREE OPEN PITS-EACH 300 FT LONG, 75 TO 100 FT WIDE, AND 50 TO 60 FT DEEP.
Comment (Geology): ORE BODIES RANGE FROM 10 TO 50 FEET IN WIDTH AND FROM 50 TO 300 FEET LONG
Comment (Deposit): OWNED BY SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. LEASED TO NEVADA BARTH, PARKER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, DODGE CONSTRUCTION CO. WORKINGS CONSIST OF THREE OPEN PITS-EACH 300 FT. LONG, 75 TO 100 FEET WIDE, AND 50 TO 60 FT. DEEP. TABULAR VEINLIKE DEPOSITS CONTAINING LENTICULAR MASSES AND PODS OF MAGNETITE IN NORTHWEST TRENDING FAULTS. ; 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): MOORE, 1971, CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOURCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS: USBM 1C 8511
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., 18 JUL 85, FIELD EXAMINATION
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, 1977
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.