The Orphan Workings is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,951 feet.
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Elevation: 4,951 Feet (1,509 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.77833, -118.13167
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Orphan Workings MRDS details
Primary: Orphan Workings
Secondary: Sutton No. 1 North
Secondary: South Sutton
Secondary: Springer New
District: Mill City District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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 Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT OPERATIONS
Comment (Geology): STRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIPS HERE ARE COMPLICATED AND THE BEDS MAY ACTUALLY EXTEND UNDER THE GRANODIORITE AT DEPTH
Comment (Deposit): THE ORPHAN WORKINGS ARE LOCATED ON SMALL SEGMENTS OF THE SUTTON BED THAT WERE BROKEN UP BY FAULTING NORTH OF THE SOUTH SUTTON MINE. IT CONSISTS OF OPEN PIT OPERATIONS. NOW UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY UTAH INTERNATIONAL AND IS NOW CALLED THE SPRINGER MINE WHICH INCLUDES THE NORTH SUTTON, SOUTH SUTTON, UNCLE SAM, AND BAKER MINES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Production): KLEPPER (1943) CREDITS THE ORPHAN AREA WITH PRODUCTION OF ABOUT 10000 TONS OF ORE CONTAINING 0.75 % WO3 TO THE TIM-E OF THAT REPORT. OTHER PRODUCTION WAS COMBINED WITH THAT OF T-HE SUTTON MINES.
Comment (Deposit): SMALL SEGMENTS OF THE SUTTON BED THAT WERE BROKEN UP BY FAULTING NORTH OF THE SOUTH SUTTON MINES
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M. 1977, IN GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1973, UNPUBLISHED REPORT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.