The North Group is a iron mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.97111, -118.17111
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North Group MRDS details
Primary: North Group
Secondary: Group No. 3 Or Iron Mountain Group of the Buena Vista Co. Iron
District: Copper Kettle Group
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: John T. Reid (Mostly)
Years: 1947 -
Time Period: About 1911
Material type: FE ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Av. 66.87% Fe
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1911
Discovery Year: 1898
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Comment (Deposit): ORE DEPOSITS ARE CRUDELY BEDDED. FOOTWALL ROCK, FOR AT LEAST 200 FT. BACK FROM THE LODE IS SPECKLED AUGITE- DIORITE HIGHLY METAMORPHOSED AND TRAVERSED BY LATE MAGNETITE VEINLETS
Comment (Commodity): SOME OF THE HORNBLENDE AND IRON ORE APPEAR TO BE ALTERATION PRODUCTS FROM THE AUGITE. ORE IS CHIEFLY MEDIUM-GRAINED MASSIVE MAGNETITE AND HEMATITE
Comment (Production): TEST SHIPMENT OF S0 TONS ORE
Comment (Development): 16 OR MORE CLAIMS COVERING 2 MILES EAST-WEST, AND ABOUT A MILE N-S. ASSESSMENT WORK WAS DONE ON THE PROPERTY IN 1898 AND ABOUT 19118 A LOT OF SURFACE DEVELOPMENT WAS DONE WITH A TEST STHIPMENT OF SO TONS ORE MINED WITH 100 TONS PUT ON THE DUMP AT IRON MOUNTAIN. TEST MATERIAL AVERAGED 66.87% FE; 2.24%S.0Z; 0.011%P; 071%MN; AND 0.668% S.
Comment (Location): 2 MILES NORTH OF THE MOUTH OF COPPER KETTLE CANYON IN THE WESTERN SLOPE(THIS MAYENCOMPASS THE AREA OF THE LATER BUENA VISTA MINE, DESCRIBED IN THE MINERAL BASINDISTRICT) . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Reserve-Resource): SCHRADER, F.C., 1947, P. 314
Reference (Production): SCHRADER, F.C.,(1947) P.313
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1947; REPORT ON THE CARSON SINK AREA: U.S.G.S. OPEN FILE REPORT.RESV
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.