The Pollard Canyon Prospects is a manganese mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,899 feet.
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Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.51917, -117.51611
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Pollard Canyon Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Pollard Canyon Prospects
Secondary: Chubbs, Toylode, Mountain View Claims
Secondary: Mg Claims
Secondary: Porcupine and Black Prince Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2331
Secondary: Phipps-Foster Group, H.A. Brown Group, Brady Group, Smith Group,
Secondary: Schurz Group
District: Tobin And Sonoma Range Mining Area
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: Deans, L. G.
Home Office: Salt Lake City, Ut
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1950
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2331 OF SELECT MN-RICH MATERIAL FROM THE DUMP OF THE ADIT CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.2 % MG, 1 % CA, 0.007 % TI, +5000 PPM MN, 10 PPM B, +5000 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 20 PPM CO, 10 PPM CR, 30 PPM CU, 150 PPM LA, 500 PPM NI, 15 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 150 PPM SN, 1000 PPM SR, 500 PPM V, 20 PPM Y, AND 300 PPM ZN. ALSO +1000 PPM AS AND .01 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Location): NEAR HEAD OF POLLARD CANYON. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): SEVERAL CLAIMS STAKED AND EXPLORED FOR MERCURY IN THIS AREA BETWEEN 1956 AND 1961 BY W.E. SIMPSON, VIRGIL OLSON, JOE MCKENZIE, AND WALTER POLKINGHORNE.
Comment (Workings): MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF BLACKBIRD CLAIM, AN OPEN PIT OPERATED IN 1951 AND 1953; AND THE PORCUPINE AND BLACK PRINCE CLAIMS ON A STEEP, ROCKY RIDGE SEPARATING 2 TRIBUTARIES TO POLLARD CANYON. IN 1984, A 10-M LONG ADIT AND SEVERAL BULLDOZER ROADS.
Comment (Deposit): MASSIVE BLACK MN OXIDES AND MIXED BLACK OXIDES AND FINE-GRAINED SILICA OCCUR IN A 0-2 M THICK BED IN THE PENNSYLVANIAN HAVALLAN SEQUENCE. THE UNIT IS OBVIOUSLY STRATABOUND AND OF SUBMARINE EXHALATIVE ORIGIN. BEDDING STRIKES N20E, 60 NW. THE MN-RICH BED LIES BETWEEN LT GRAY CHERT UNITS. WITHIN 1 M OF THE MN BED ON BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM, THE GRAY CHERT CONTAINS BANDS AND IRREGULAR AREAS OF RED CHERT (JASPER).
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., RYTUBA, J.J., AND JONES, R.B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON HG DEPOSITS OF NEVADA. #5. GARSDIE, L.J., 12 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS. #6. NBMG MINING DISTRICT FILE 270, ITEMS #4, #5, #7, #8, #9, AND #10.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): TRENGROVE, 1959, RECONNAISSANCE OF NEVADA MANGANESE DEPOSITS; USBM REPORT INV. 5446.
Reference (Deposit): USGS, MAP GQ-11.
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.