The Ben Jackson Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,594 feet.
About the MRDS Data:
All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 6,594 Feet (2,010 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.8175, -118.17139
Map: View on Google Maps
MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.
Ben Jackson Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Ben Jackson Prospect
District: Mill City 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.
Material type: ORE W
Description: Ap_Grade: ^2% Wo3
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1943
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
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
Comment (Location): ADJOINS RED HAWK MINE ON THE SOUTH. ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE EUGENE MOUNTAINS NEAR THE HEAD OF POLE CANYON.
Comment (Development): THE MAJOR DAVIS WAS LATER INCLUDED IN THE DANNER MINES PROPERTY AND PRODUCTION WAS INCLUDED WITH OTHER ORE PRODUCE-D BY DANNER MINES. SOME ADDITIONAL WORK WAS DONE DURING THE PE-RIOD 1960-1970.
Comment (Deposit): A 12-INCH BED OF SCHEELITE-BEARING TACTITE INTERSTRATIFIED IN HORNFELS
Comment (Deposit): LOCATED IN 1943 BY BEN JACKSON OF WINNEMUCCA. WORKINGS CONSIST OF TWO OPEN CUTS AND A 15-FT. ADIT, EXPLORES A 12 INCH BED OF SCHEELITE-BEARING TACTITE INTERSTRATIFIED IN HORNFELS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Production): ABOUT 1 TON SORTED ORE CONTAINING 2 % W03 WAS MINED FROM THE ADIT IN 1944.
Reference (Deposit): BATEMAN, PAUL C., 1944, UNPUBLISHED REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREP., NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION.
Reference (Production): STAGER, H. K. (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.