The New Tempiute Mine is a tungsten, silver, fluorine-fluorite, and zinc mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,300 feet.
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Elevation: 7,300 Feet (2,225 Meters)
Commodity: Tungsten, Silver, Fluorine-Fluorite, Zinc
Lat, Long: 37.63083, -115.62806
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New Tempiute Mine MRDS details
Primary: New Tempiute Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 1452
District: Tempiute District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Union Carbide, Minerals Division
Owner Name: Union Carbide
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1916
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Description: Intersecting High-And Low-Angle Faults Striking Nw And Sw, Exposed On Face Of The Open Pit; Shearing Parallel To Bedding
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Argillic, Bleaching, Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLES 1452, 1453, 1454 CONTAIN 15-20% FE, 3000-GREATER THAN 5000 PPM MN, 0-1 PPM AG, 0-200 PPM AS 0-1000 PPM BA, 0-150 PPM CO, 100-200 PPM CU, 0-300 PPM MO, 0-70 PPM NI, 10-100 PPM PB, 0-300 PPM SR, 20-150 PPM V, 50-10,000 PPM W, 700-GREATER THAN 10,000 PPM ZN.
Comment (Deposit): ADJACENT TO THE QUARTZ VEINS. WORKINGS EAST OF THE OPEN PIT NEAR THE SADDLE INCLUDE ANOTHER SMALL RATHER DEEP AND NARROW OPEN PIT WHICH EXCAVATED ORE ALONG THE CONTACT OF THE INTRUSIVE AND THE SKARN ZON
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT; ADIT OR CAVE; NARROW DEEP PIT
Comment (Development): SOUTHERN-MOST WORKINGS OF UNION CARBIDE'S PROPERTY AT TEMPIUTE. NO PRODUCTION AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983. BUT DEVELOPMENT WORK, BLASTING, ETC. WAS BEIN CONTINUED.
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Deposit): SKARN ZONE OF WHICH ONLY MINOR REMNANTS REMAIN EXPOSED ALONG 3-5 BENCHES. ON THE E AND W SIDES. TONGUES OF THE GRANITE BODY EXTEND INTO THE LIMESTONE UNIT AND ARE ARGILLICALLY ALTERED, BLEACHED, HEAVILY IRON-STAINED WITH LIMESTONE-HORNFELS ALONG THE CONTACT. SKARN MINERALS INCLUDE GARNET, PYRITE, BISMUTHINITE (?), PYRRHOTITE, CHALCOPYRITE, SPHALERITE, FLUORITE, CALCITE, AND WOLLASTONITE. THE IRON-RICH SULFIDES ARE ALTERED TO A GREENISH CLAYEY MATERIAL RESEMBLING NONTRONITE. WESTERN EDGE OF SKARN ZONE IS MORE GOSSANY; LIMONITE-STAINED, AND EXHIBITS A GREATER DEGREE OF HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION WITH MUCH SLAG-LIKE MATERIAL. A MASSIVE WHITE QUARTZ VEIN WITH ABUNDANT OPEN SPACES CARRYING OXIDIZED PYRITE GRAINS AND GHOSTS, CUTS BOTH THE LIMESTONE AND THE SKARN ZONE. VERY FINE TREMOLITE CRYSTALS ARE INTERGROWN IN THE LIMESTONE. MASSIVE (UP TO SEVERAL FEET WIDE) VEINS/CLOTS OF CRYSTALLINE CALCITE/SIDERITE/MANGANOSIDERITE OCCUR IN THE LIMESTONE. LOCALLY THE LIMESTONE IS SILICIFIED NEAR AND
Reference (Deposit): SMITH, P. AND BENTZ, J., 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, OCT. 3, 1983.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, E.H. AND PAMPEYAN, C.M., 1970, NBMG BULL. 73.
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.