Jet Mine

The Jet Mine is a barium-barite mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,401 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.

Mine Info

Name: Jet Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Commodity: Barium-Barite

Lat, Long: 37.90389, -117.50333

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Jet Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Jet Mine


Commodity

Primary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Lone Mountain District


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
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.


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Weepah Hills


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Barite
Ore: Galena


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A LARGE OPEN CUT.


References

Reference (Deposit): ALBERS, J.P. AND STEWART, J.H., 1972, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF ESMERALDA COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 78, P. 60-61


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts 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.