The Black Joe Prospect is a iron mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,200 feet.
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Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.90833, -118.15833
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Black Joe Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Black Joe Prospect
District: Copper Kettle 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
Deposit Type: Stratabound
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1942
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Analytical Data: JUST SOUTH OF THE SHAFT, THE PHOSPHORUS CONTENT OF THE ORE EXCEEDS MAXIMUM ACCEPTED BY STEEL MANUFACTURERS
Comment (Location): ON A LOW RIDGE JUST WEST OF A SMALL TRIBUTARY OF COPPER KETTLE CANYON, ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE STILLWATER RANGE EXACT LOCATION UNCERTAIN. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Deposit): MAGNETITE OCCURS IN VEINS AS MASSIVE MAGNETITE TO CALCITE WITH DISSEMINATED GRAINS OF MAGNETITE.
Comment (Workings): OLD SHAFT, SEVERAL SURFACE TRENCHES
Comment (Development): SEVERAL UNPATENTED CLAIMS
Reference (Deposit): MILS, 1979, U.S.B.M.
Reference (Deposit): SHAWE, F.R., REEVES, R.G., AND KRAL, V.E., 1962, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: PT. C., IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF NORTHERN NEVADA: N.B.M.G. BULL. 53., P. 118-121.
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.