The Unnamed Prospect is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,400 feet.
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Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.00306, -118.14750
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Unnamed Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Prospect
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: Southern Pacific Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Scapolitized
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: 0.02% P
Analytical Data: 22.8% FE
Analytical Data: 0.01% S
Comment (Deposit): AREA UNDERLAIN BY SCAPOLITIZED DIORITE, INTRUDED BY ANDESITE PORPHYRY DIKES.
Comment (Workings): DRILL HOLES
Comment (Geology): AREA UNDERLAIN BY SCAPOLITIZED DIORITE, INTRUDED BY ANDESITE PORPHYRY DIKES
Comment (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY ESTIMATED ORE DEPOSIT IS 1200 FT. LONG, 125 FT WIDE AND AT LEAST 200 FT. DEEP. FIRST DEVELOPMENT WORK IN 1951-52 WAS A MAGNETOMETER SURVEY. DIAMOND DRILL HOLES WERE DRILLED. ONE HOLE ENCOUNTED MATERIAL WITH AVERAGE OF 20% FE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = DIXIE HOT SPRINGS (1966) 1:625000
Comment (Development): FIRST DEVELOPMENT WORK IN 1951-52 WAS A MAGNETOMETER SURVEY DIAMOND DRILL HOLES WERE DRILLED. ONE HOLE ENCOUNTERED MATERIAL WITH AN AVERAGE OF 20% FE.. INACTIVE IN 1985
Reference (Deposit): MOORE, 1971, CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOURCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS: USBM IC 8511
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 18 JUL 85, FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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.