The Vernon Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,315 feet.
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Elevation: 5,315 Feet (1,620 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.41, -118.81417
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Vernon Mine MRDS details
Primary: Vernon Mine
Secondary: Sure Thing
Secondary: Dead Strike
District: Seven Troughs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1943
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: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: ASSAY RESULTS ARE 0.52% W03. TUNGSTEN CONTENT RANGES FROM 0.01 TO 2.0 % WO3, BUT MOST OF THE ORE SHIPPED WAS HAND-SORTED TO AN AVERAGE GRADE OF 1.0 % WO3.
Comment (Production): APPROX. 8.5 TONS HAND-SORTED ORE CONTAINING 1.4% WO3 WERE SHIPPED TO THE TOY MILL.
Comment (Deposit): MINE AREA IS UNDERLAIN BY GRANODIORITE CUT BY SEVERAL THIN QUARTZ VEINS AND PEGMATITE DIKES. SCHEELITE OCCURS IN SMALL PODS AND ORE SHOOTS IN THE QUARTZ VEINS THAT RANGE FROM A FEW INCHES TO ABOUT 5 FEET IN WIDTH.
Comment (Workings): ADIT, TRENCHES, PITS
Comment (Geology): THE GRANITE IS CUT BY A FISSURE QUARTZ VEIN. SCHEELITE OCCURS AT VARIOUS PLACES ALONG THE VEIN IN SMALL LOCALIZED PODS.
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPED BY AN ADIT 31 FEET LONG, SEVERAL TRENCHES ABOVE THE ADIT ALONG THE STRIKE OF THE VEIN, AND 2 SMALL PITS. APPROXIMATELY 8.5 TONS OF HAND-SORTED ORE WAS SHIPPED TO THE TOY MILL CONTAINING 1.4% WO3Z. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, A. C., AND BENSON, W. T., 1963, TUNGSTEN RESOURCES OF NEVADA; USBM
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, MEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977
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.