The Uncle Sam Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,902 feet.
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Elevation: 4,902 Feet (1,494 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.78917, -118.12861
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Uncle Sam Mine MRDS details
Primary: Uncle Sam Mine
Secondary: Part of North Sutton, Sutton No. Two, Springer Mine New
Secondary: Olsen Claim Group
District: Mill City District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Utah International, Inc.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1917
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: Numerous Faults
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): THE UNCLE SAM WORKINGS ARE ON THE SUTTON BEDS THAT HAVE BEEN FAULTED AND CUT FROM THE NORTH SOUTTON BED WORKINGS. THE UNCLE SAM IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE OLSEN STOCK AND NORTH SUTTON MINE, EAST OF THE UNCLE SAM STOCK. A SMALL TONNAGE OF ORE WAS MINED FROM THE UNCLE SAM ADIT AND OPEN PIT, BUT MOST OF THE LOWER EXTENSION WAS MINED UNDERGROUND FROM THE NORTH SUTTON MINE. NOW UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY UTAH INTERNATIONAL AND IS NOW CALLED THE SPRINGER MINE WHICH INCLUDES THE NORTH SUTTON, SOUTH SUTTON, BAKER AND ORPHAN MINES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Location): ON SW SIDE OF OLSEN CANYON
Comment (Development): IN 1917 THE OLSEN CLAIM GROUP WAS CONTROLLED BY PACIFIC TUNGSTEN CO, AND THEY WERE DEVELOPED SEPARATELY FROM THE M-ILL CITY TUNGSTEN MINING CO SUTTON MINES. DRILLING BY THE USBM- IN 1941 GAVE INDICATIONS OF ORE RESERVES IN THE UNCLE SAM ARE-A, AND WORK BY GENERAL ELECTRIC CO IN 1973-74 CONFIRMED THAT M-INEABLE RESERVES ARE PRESENT. THIS AREA IS INCLUDED IN THE NE-W SPRINGER MINE.
Comment (Deposit): THESE WORKINGS ARE ON THE SUTTON BEDS THAT HAVE BEEN FAULTED AND CUT FROM THE NORTH SUTTON BED WORKINGS. FUTURE MINING OF THIS PORTION OF THE SUTTON BEDS WILL BE THROUGH THE NEW SPRINGER SHAFT TO THE SOUTH.
Comment (Workings): THE UNCLE SAM MINE HAS ITS OWN ADIT AND OPEN PIT BUT MOST OF THE LOWER EXTENSION WAS MINED UNDERGROUND FROM THE NORTH SUTTON MINE.
Comment (Geology): SUTTON BEDS EXPOSED IN UNCLE SAM PIT SHOW REPITITION DUE TO FAULTING
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 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.