The Tom Cat Group is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,499 feet.
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Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.80028, -118.13444
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Tom Cat Group MRDS details
Primary: Tom Cat Group
District: Mill City District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1918
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
Description: Stank Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: ASSAYED UP TI 2%
Comment (Geology): TACTITE AT THE TOM CAT PROSPECT IS RESTRICTED TO A FEW INCHES AND RAPIDLY GRADES INTO BARREN LIMESTONE ALONG STRIKE AWAY FROM THE CONTACT ZONE.
Comment (Workings): SINGLE SHALLOW PROSPECT SHAFT
Comment (Deposit): THIS GROUP CONSISTS OF FOUR TOM CATS CHIEFLY UNDERLAID BY GRANITE. GRANITE REACHES SURFACE OF MOST OF THE GROUP, WITH A LARGE INCLUSION OF HORNFELS ON THE TOM CATS NOS. 1 AND 2 THAT CONTAINS TRACES OF LODE MATTER NTACTITE) ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Deposit): TACTITE IS RESTRICTED TO A FEW INCHES AND RAPIDLY GRADES INTO BARREN LIMESTONE ALONG STRIKE AWAY FROM THE CONTACT ZONE. AREA IS IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE OLSEN STOCK AND INCLUDES SHALLOW PENDANTS OF HORNFELS ON THE EASTERN EDGE OF T-HE STOCK. QUARTZ VEIN IN GRANODIORITE.
Comment (Location): ON NORTH SIDE OF OLSEN CANYON
Comment (Development): AREA OF CLAIMS WAS PROSPECTED IN 1918, BUT NO SIGNIFICANT DEPOSITS WERE FOUND
Reference (Deposit): HERSHEY, O.H., 1918, UNPUBLISHED REPORTS
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1973, UNPUBLISHED REPORT
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREP, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF 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.