The Granite Mine is a tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.00111, -118.69056
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Granite Mine MRDS details
Primary: Granite Mine
Secondary: Hardscrabble Claim
Secondary: Bonanza King Group
Secondary: United Tungsten Property?
District: Toy 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.
Time Period: 1941-1954
Material type: WO3
Description: Cp_Grade: ^From Ore Averaging 1.0 % Wo3
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SOME OF THE ORE CONTAINED ABOUT 2.0 % WO3, BUT THE ORE SHIPPED IN 1953-54 AVERAGED ABOUT 1.0 % WO3
Comment (Workings): PROSPECT PITS, 50-FT ADIT, 20-FT SHAFT WITH SMALL STOPES.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = LOVELOCK 1:250000; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = CARSON SINK (1951) 1:625000
Comment (Development): IN 1941-42 THE PROPERTY WAS OPERATED BY H. E. HALL, JIM HALL, AND JOHN JERGENSON. IN 1943-44 THE MINE WAS LEASED T-O J. D. UPTON AND JOSEPH WYCKOFF WHO OPERATED IT AS THE LAKE T-UNGSTEN MINE. A SMALL TONNAGE OF ORE WAS MINED FROM THE TOY CL-AIM, PART OF WHICH WAS SENT TO THE METALS RESERVE STOCKPILE AT- WINNEMUCCA AND PART WAS MILLED AT THE HALL MILL AT TOY. THE P-ROPERTY WAS AGAIN MINED FOR A SHORT TIME IN 1953-1954.
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN TACTITE ALONG A CONTACT BETWEEN CALCAREOUS HORNFELS AND GRANODIORITE, AND IN A TACTITE BED ABO-UT ONE FOOT WIDE INTERSTRATIFIED IN METASEDIMENTS. THE CONTACT- STRIKES NW AND DIPS STEEPLY. IT IS INTERSECTED AT RIGHT ANGLE-S BY THE HORNFELS WHICH STRIKES NE AND DIPS 45 SE. THE CONTACT- IS EXPLORED BY PROSPECT PITS AND AN ADIT; THE BEDDED ORE ZONE- IS EXPLORED BY A SHAFT AND SEVERAL SMALL STOPES.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R.C., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 83.
Reference (Deposit): HESS, F. L., AND LARSEN, E.S., 1921, CONTACT-METAMORPHIC DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES: USGS BULL 725-D.P 289
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W.O., 1940, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA, U.S. BUR MINES INF. CIRC. 7093.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULLETIN ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, APR 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Production): STAGER, IN PREP.
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.