The Limestone Claims is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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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.
Lat, Long: 40.28028, -118.21222
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Limestone Claims MRDS details
Primary: Limestone Claims
District: Rochester 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
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: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST: BLM
Comment (Development): NO APPARENT ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN A SHEARED IRON-STAINED ZONE ALONG N20 DEG-30 DEG W FRACTURES AT CONTACT OF A META-IDABASE AND A THIN-BEDDED GREY LIMESTONE. WHITE QUARTZ VEINLETS WITH CLOTS OF GREEN AND SMOKY GREY TOURMALINE CUT DIABASE. SCHEELITE OCCURS IN IRON-STAINED CONTACT ZONE, ALONG SOME FRACTURES AND WITH TOURMALINE IN SOME VEINS. IN SOME AREAS, SCHEELITE OCCURS IN KAOLINIZED META-DIORITE ALONG THE CONTACT ZONE.
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN SHEARED, IRON-STAINED ZONE ALONG N20 DEG-30 DEG W FRACTURES AT CONTACT OF A META-DIA BASE AND A THIN-BEDDED GREY LIMESTONE. WHITE QUARTZ VEINLETS WITH CLOTS OF GREEN & SMOKEY GREY TOURMALINE CNT DIABASE. SCHEELITE OCCURS IN FISZ-STAINED CONTACT ZONE, ALONG SOME FRACTURES AND WITH TOURMALINE IN SOME VEINS. IN SOME AREAS, SCHEELITE OCCURS IN KAOLINIZED META-DIORITE ALONG THE CONTACT ZONE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. 1.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., FIELD EXAMINATION, MARCH 1978
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
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.