The Springer Mine Original is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,749 feet.
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Elevation: 6,749 Feet (2,057 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.78389, -118.14111
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Springer Mine Original MRDS details
Primary: Springer Mine Original
District: Mill City District
Land ownership: Private
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Time Period: 1917-1919
Material type: ORE W
Description: Cp_Grade: ^1.32 % W03
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Description: Stank Fault
Description: Fault Offsets Limestone Beds
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION OCCURED BETWEEN THE PRE-MINERAL FAULT AND THE SPRINGER STOCK CONTACT THE HUMBOLDT BED HAS BEEN OFFSET AND MOVED ALONGSIDE ITSELF IN THE SPRINGER MINE SEGMENT OF THIS BED.
Comment (Workings): THE SPRINGER MINE WAS ORIGINALLY A SEPARATE MINE WITH A SHAFT EXTENDING DOWN 300 FT LATER IT WAS CONNECTED TO THE HUMBOLDT MINE BY MEANS OF A CROSSCUT AND A SHORT RAISE. OPEN PITS IN 1950'S
Comment (Development): IN THE 1950'S, SOME MINING WAS DONE BY OPEN PITS ON THE OUTCROP OF THE SPRINGER BED ALONG THE WESTERN SLOPE OF SPR-INGER HILL. THE SPRINGER ORE SHOOT WAS STOPED FROM THE SURFACE-TO THE 1100 LEVEL OF THE MINE, A VERTICAL DEPTH OF 1080 FT.
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OCCURS BETWEEN THE PRE-MINERAL FAULT AND THE SPRINGER STOCK CONTACT.
Comment (Deposit): THE SPRINGER MINE WAS ORIGINALLY A SEPARATE MINE WITH A SHAFT EXTENDING DOWN 300 FT. LATER ON THE SPRINGER MINE WAS CONNECTED TO THE HUMBOLDT MINE BY MEANS OF A CROSSCUT AND A SHORT RAISE. ALL OPERATIONS FROM THE SPRINGER MINE WAS CARRIED ON THROUGH THE NUMBOLDT FROM THEN ON. THE SPRINGER MINE IS LOCATED ON THE SAME BELT AS THE HUMBOLDT, CODD, STANK, YELLOW SCHEELITE, KEYES, GEORGE, WORKINGS. THE SPRINGER AND HUMBOLDT MINES ARE ON THE SAME BED THAT WAS OFFSET. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Production): AFTER PROPERTY CONSOLIDATION IN 1925, PRODUCTION WAS INCLUDED WITH THAT OF THE HUMBOLDT MINE.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1973, UNPUBLISHED REPORT
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREP., NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Production): STAGER (IN PREP)
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): KERR, 1934, GEOLOGY OF THE TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS NEAR MILL CITY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 21
Reference (Deposit): FERR, 1946, TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES: GSA MEMOIR 16
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.