The O'Byrne Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,299 feet.
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Elevation: 5,299 Feet (1,615 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.77667, -118.14556
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O'Byrne Mine MRDS details
Primary: O'Byrne Mine
Secondary: Part of Summit-Obyrne Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2659
District: Mill City District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
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: Shank Fault, Which Here Strikes Just W Of N-S, Dips W
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2659, A DUMP SAMPLE OF SCHEELITE-BEARING QUARTZ-EPIDOTE-GARNET SKARN, CONTAINS 3 % FE, 0.7 % MG, 7 % CA, 0.-05 % TI, 1500 PPM MN, 7 PPM AG, 1 PPM BE, 150 PPM BI, 20 PPM C-D, 15 PPM CR, 15 PPM CU, 15 PPM MO, 5 PPM NI, 300 PPM PB, 20 P-PM SN, 500 PPM SR, 700 PPM V, 100 PPM W, 10 PPM Y, 500 PPM ZN,- 20 PPM ZR.
Comment (Geology): THE SUMMIT-O'BYRNE BED STRIKES NE, DIPS STEEPLY SE AND EXTENDS FROM THE SOUTH RIM OF THE GEORGE MINE PIT ACROSS ST-ANK HILL AND INTO STANK CANYON, WHERE IT COMES IN CONTACT WITH- THE SMALL SOUTHWEST STOCK. ORE IN THE TACTITE BODY WAS LIMITE-D TO A TRIANGULAR SEGMENT OF THE BED LYING BETWEEN THE SURFACE- AND THE PLANE OF THE STANK FAULT. ORE ON THE SOUTH WAS LIMITE-D BY THE GRADATIONAL LIMESTONE-TACTITE BOUNDARY.
Comment (Deposit): CONSISTS OF TUNNELS & ADITS DRIVEN IN O'BYRNE BED, PART OF THE HUMBOLDT BED. THIS SEGMENT OF THE BED HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY OFF SET ACROSS A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST STOCK WHICH CUTS BETWEEN THE SUMMIT AND O'BYRNE WORKINGS. THE BED EXTENDS FROM THIS POINT SOUTH TO ITS CONTACT WITH THE MAIN PORTION OF THE SOUGHWEST STOCK, SOUTH OF THE LOWER O'BYRNE ADIT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Deposit): THE O'BYRNE BED IS PART OF THE HUMBOLDT BED THAT HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY OFFSET ACROSS A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST STOCK.
Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS AND A CONNECTING WINZE
Comment (Location): ON STANK HILL BETWEEN SPRINGER AND STANK CANYONS
Reference (Deposit): KERR, 1946, TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES; GSA MEMOIR 15
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1973, UNPUBLISHED REPORT
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREP., NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN NEVADA.
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.