The George Pit is a tungsten 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: 40.78028, -118.14333
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George Pit MRDS details
Primary: George Pit
Secondary: Hard Luck George
Secondary: Durnan Lode
Secondary: George Mine
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: Stank Fault
Description: Small Faults Cut And Offset The George Bed
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Development): THE GEORGE OPEN PIT WAS DEVELOPED AND MINED IN THE EARLY 1950'S.
Comment (Location): GEORGE MINE IS WEST OF HUMBOLDT HILL ON THE EAST FLANK OF THE EUGENE MOUNTAINS. THE ORIGINAL GEORGE SHAFT IS IN SE-C 27 AND THE GEORGE OPEN PIT IS ABOUT 1500 FT TO THE SOUTH, IN- SEC 34.
Comment (Deposit): THE GEORGE BED LIES 200-300 FT ABOVE THE HUMBOLDT BED AND CAN BE TRACED FROM ITS CONTACT WITH THE OLSEN STOCK SOUTH TO WHERE IT IS CUT BY THE STANK FAULT IN THE SOUTH -FACE OF THE GEORGE PIT. ALONG THIS NEARLY 2000 FT OF OUTCROP, -SEVERAL SMALL OPEN PITS AND SHAFTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED. IN 191-8, AT THE SOUTH END OF THE GEORGE BED OUTCROP, ON WHAT WAS THE-N KNOWN AS THE DURNAN LODE, ABOUT 53 TONS OF ORE, AVERAGING 3.-59 % W03 WERE MINED AND SHIPPED TO TOULON FOR MILLING.
Comment (Workings): GEORGE SHAFT AND GEORGE PIT
Comment (Deposit): THE GEORGE BED LIES 200 TO 300 FEET STRATIGRAPHICALLY ABOVE THE HUMBOLDT BED. IT CAN BE TRACED FROM ITS CONTAC WITH THE OLSEN STOCK SOUTH TO WHERE IT IS CUT BY THE STANK FAULT IN THE FACE OF GEORGE PIT. LIMITED MINING HAS BEEN DONE MOSTLY IN THE PORTION OF THE BED LYING IMMEDIATELY WEST OF THE SPRINGER MINE. THE GEORGE PIT IS IN THE STANK-HUMBOLDT BELT ALONG WITH THE HUMBOLDT, SPRINGER, STANK, KEYES, CODD, AND YELLOW SCHEELITE WORKINGS. ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): KERR, 1946, TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES; GSA MEMOIR 15
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1973, UNPUBLISHED REPORT
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., IN PREP, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN IN NEV.
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.