The Lowboy Mine is a uranium mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.41583, -116.97583
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Lowboy Mine MRDS details
Primary: Lowboy Mine
District: Birch Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
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
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: THE ORE AVERAGED LESS THAN 0.5% U3O8.
Comment (Deposit): THE MINE HAS YIELDED A FEW HUNDRED TONS OF URANIUM-BEARING MATERIAL FROM A SILICIFIED ZONE IN GRAPHITIC PHYLLITE ALONG AND NEAR A CONTACT WITH QUARTZ MONZONITE. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF TWO ADITS, TWO STOPES, AND SEVERAL BULLDOZER TRENCHES AND PITS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): A FEW HUNDRED TONS OF ORE WAS PRODUCED.
Comment (Deposit): ORE CAME FROM A SILICIFIED ZONE IN GRAPHITIC PHYLLITE ALONG AND NEAR A CONTACT WITH QUARTZ MONZONITE.
Comment (Workings): TWO ADITS, TWO STOPES, AND SEVERAL BULLDOZER TRENCHES AND PITS.
Comment (Location): BLACKBIRD CREEK
Comment (Identification): The trailing comma in the old_MRDS_ID M23286, goes back at least as far as the 2000 CD. It could be a changed 7th character, as M232861 and M232868 are unused in the 2000 CD.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88
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.