The Black Eagle Mine is a manganese mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 feet.
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Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.22, -117.44611
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Black Eagle Mine MRDS details
Primary: Black Eagle Mine
District: Jersey Valley 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1934
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Volcanogenic Mn
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Development): OPEN-PIT MINED, 1952-1953
Comment (Deposit): 3 NARROW LENSES
Comment (Workings): OPEN-PIT MINE, 1952-1953
Comment (Geology): MN IN 3 NARROW, LENTICULAR BODIES CONSISTING OF INTIMATE MIXTURE OF MN OXIDES, WAD, AND SILICA. ORE CONSISTS OF VEINLETS OF MN OXIDES IN CHERT & A MN-OXIDE GROUND MASS WITH FINE PARTICLES OF CHERT & SILICA. MAIN ORE BODY 820 FEET LONG AVERAGING 35 FEET THICK. TWO SMALLER LENTICULAR PODS OR LENSES OCCUR 200 FEET SOUTH OF MAIN BODY.
Comment (Deposit): THE MINE WAS LOCATED IN 1934. MINED BY OPEN-PIT METHODS, PRODUCING 21% MN. ORE IN 1952-53 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): NORTHERN END OF DISTRICT, IN WATER CANYON
Comment (Production): ORE AVERAGED 21% MN
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): TRENGROVE, 1959, RECONNAISSANCE OF NEVADA MANGANESE DEPOSITS; USBM REPT. INV. 5446
Reference (Deposit): NEEDHAM & TRENGROVE, 1950, INVESTIGATION OF BLACK DIABLO, BLACK EAGLE, & BLACK ROCK MANGANESE DEPOSITS, PERSHING & LANDER COUNTIES, NEV.; USMB REPT. INV. 4713
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 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.