The Dixie Prospect is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.08278, -117.81889
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Dixie Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Dixie Prospect
District: Table Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED TOWNSHIP
Comment (Development): PROPERTY WAS PREVIOUSLY MINED FOR SILVER BUT HAS NO RECORDED TUNGSTEN PRODUCTION. TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION WAS DISCOVERED BY JACK W. PERRY OF LOVELOCK IN 1940.
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN LARGE CRYSTALS WITH SILVER MINERALS IN A CALCITE VEIN CUTTING DARK BLUE LIMESTONE. VEIN IS 1.5-2 FT WIDE, AND HAS BEEN EXPLORED FOR 150 FT ALONG SRIKE, AND TO A DEPTH OF 30 FT BY THE ADIT AND SHALLOW SHAFTS. SMALL IRREGULAR STOPES EXTEND OUT FROM THE ADIT AND SHAFTS. THE SCHEELITE CRYSTALS ARE SPARSELY SCATTERED IN THE VEIN AND NO MINEABLE ORE SHOOTS HAVE BEEN FOUND.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A SHORT ADIT AND SEVERAL SHALLOW SHAFTS AND PROSPECT PITS.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. AND TINGLEY, J.V., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULLETIN ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
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.