The T-Bone Mine is a tungsten mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,999 feet.
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Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.36944, -117.04750
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T-Bone Mine MRDS details
Primary: T-Bone Mine
Secondary: Birch Creek
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.
Time Period: 1953-1955
Material type: W
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Est. To Avg.0.3 Percent Wo3
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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 Permian
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): SOUTH SIDE OF SPANISH CANYON
Comment (Production): ONLY A FEW HUNDRED TONS OF LOW GRADE MATERIAL HAVE BEEN PRODUCED.
Comment (Workings): A SHORT DRIFT ADIT AND NUMEROUS PROSPECT PITS
Comment (Geology): SCHEELITE-BEARING LAYERS OF ACTIDOLITE-CALCITE OCCUR IN CONTACT-METAMORPHOSED MICA SCHIST NEAR A GRANODIORITE CONTACT. THREE MINERALIZED LAYERS, RANGING IN THICKNESS FROM A FEW INCHES TO 10 FEET, OCCUR IN A ZONE ABOUT 30 FEET WIDE AND 3000 FEET LONG THAT STRIKES EAST-WEST AND IS VERTICAL OR STEEPLY DIPPING. THE TUNGSTEN CONTENT OF THESE LAYERS RANGES FROM A TRACE TO SEVERAL PERCENT, BUT THE GRADE OF THE ORE MINED HAS APPARENTLY AVERAGED LESS THAN 0.5% WO3.
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT IS EXPLORED BY A SHORT DRIFT ADIT AND NUMEROUS PROSPECT PITS ALONG THE OUTCROP. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
Reference (Deposit): NBM BULL STAGER H.K. (IN PREP JAN 1984)
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.