The White Rock Prospect is a iron mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.92278, -118.04722
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White Rock Prospect MRDS details
Primary: White Rock Prospect
District: Table Mountain 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.
Owner Name: Sanfrod A. Bunce And Others
Years: 1954 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Volcanic-hosted magnetite
Form: TABULAR, PODS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: BEST MATERIAL ESTIMATED TO CONTAIN 55-60% FE
Comment (Location): ON EAST SIDE OF STILLWATER RANGE, BUT ACCESSIBLE 17.5 MILES BY FAIR DESERT ROAD SE OF HEIZER-SEGERSTROM MINE CLAIMS ARE LESS THAN 5 MILES WEST OF THE DIXIE VALLEY ROAD, BUT THE CANYON RD. TO THE VALLEY IS NOT ALWAYS PASSBLE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): GROUP OF UNPATENTED CLAIMS, SMALL SIZE AND REMOTENESS HAVE PREVENTED LARGE-SCALE DEVELOPMENT
Comment (Deposit): SILICIFIED FAULT ZONES CONTAINING FERRUGINOLLS VEINS AND PODS OCCUPY AN AREA OF ABOUT 1/4 SQ. MILE.
Comment (Geology): SMALL IRON DEPOSITS OF MAGNETITE ALMOST COMPLETELY ALTERED TO HEMATITE.
Reference (Deposit): PAGE, B.M., 1965, PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF APART OF THE STILLWATER RANGE, CHURCHILL CO., NV; N.B.M.G. MAP. 28.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, R., AND R.C. SPEED; 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL CO., NV; N.B.M.G. BULL. 83 WILLDEN
Reference (Deposit): SHAWE, F.R. REEVES, R.G., AND KRAL, V.E., 1962, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF NEVAD, PT. C; IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF NORTHERN NEVADA; N.B.M.G. BULL. 53, PT. C. P. 124-125.
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.