The U.S. Mint Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,872 feet.
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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: 4,872 Feet (1,485 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.80306, -118.12194
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U.S. Mint Prospect MRDS details
Primary: U.S. Mint Prospect
District: Mill City District
Land ownership: Private
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.
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
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Deposit): THE U.S. MINT PROSPECT IS AN UNDEVELOPED SEGMENT OF THE SUTTON BEDS. PALE GARNET TACTITE OCCURS ALONG ALMOST 900 FT OF OUTCROP. SPARSE YELLOWISH-FLUORESCING SCHEELITE OCCURS WITH DIOPSIDE, EPIDOTE, AND PALE GARNET IN TACTITE FORMED IN 2 PAR-ALLEL LIMESTONE BEDS WHICH ARE NORTHERN EXTENSIONS OF THE SUTT-ON LIMESTONE BEDS DEVELOPED IN THE SUTTON MINES TO THE SOUTHWE-ST.
Comment (Deposit): THE U.S. MINT PROSPECT IS AN UNDERDEVLOPED SEGMENT OF THE SUTTON BEDS WHICH LIE EAST OF FLORENCE HILL, NORTH OF THE EASTERN LIMB OF THE OLSEN STOCK. PALE GARNET TACTITE HAS BEEN FORMED ALONG ALMOST 900 FEET OF OUTCROP ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Development): PROSPECT WAS LOCATED IN 1918 BY STANK AND SHALLOW PROSPECT PITS WERE DUG ON AN OUTCROP OF SILICATED LIMESTONE
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1973, UNPUBLISHED REPORT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.