The Freiberg Tungsten Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
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Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.95778, -115.60667
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Freiberg Tungsten Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Freiberg Tungsten Prospect
Secondary: NBMG Sample Location 1767?
District: Freiberg 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
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Form: IRREGULAR TO TABULAR
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Analytical Data: GRADE IS ESTIMATED AT LESS THAN 0.4% WO3. NBMG SAMPLE 1767 FROM THIS AREA CONTAINED 3000 PPM MN, 200 PPM AS, 500 PPM B, 700 PPM BA, 70 PPM BI, 150 PPM CU. 150 PPM MO, 200 PPM PB, 500 PPM SR, 5000 PPM W, 1000 PPM ZN, 200 PPM ZR.
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1983. TRENCHING WAS PROBABLY 5-10 YRS. OLD. BULLDOZER WORK WAS OLDER THAN THAT OBSERVED IN AG EXPLORATION ON E. SIDE OF RANGE.
Comment (Location): NEAR NORTH END OF WORTHINGTON MOUNTAINS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW 30 FT SHAFT, SHORT ADIT TRENDING S75E WITH TRACK AND DUMP STILL REMAINING. SHALLOW TRENCHING AND POSSIBLY DRILL ROADS SURROUND WORKINGS AND EXTEND TO THE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG CONTACT ZONE
Comment (Deposit): SPARSE DISSEMINATED SCHEELITE WITH POSSIBLY SOME WOLFRAMITE IN LIGHT GREEN TACTITE IN THE CONTACT ZONE SURROUNDING THE WESTERN STOCK WHERE LIMESTONE IS IN CONTACT WITH GRANITE. A LARGER AREA OF TACTITE FAVORABLE FOR SCHEELITE DEPOSITS IS PRESENT. WORKINGS FOLLOW 2 FRACTURE ZONES ONE TRENDING N70W, DIP 75 NE AND ONE TRENDING E-W. STEEPLY INCLINED FRACTURE SURFACES IN THE TACTITE ARE COATED BY MASSIVE TO CRYSTALLINE EPIDOTE. FRACTURE OF THE CARBONATES ADJACENT TO THE INTRUSIVE PROVIDED AN AVENUE FOR MINERALIZING FLUIDS. TACTITE COLLECTED FROM THE DUMP IS EPIDOTE-RICH, DENSE,AND CONTAINS COARSE CRYSTALS AND PODS OF WHITE CALCITE. CALCITE COATS FRACTURE SURFACES AND THE ROCK CONTAINS ONLY VERY MINOR FE OXIDES. WHEN LAMPED. THE SAMPLE SHOWED COARSE SCATTERED FLAKES OF SCHEELITE AND POWELLITE, SOME CRYSTALS INTERGROWN OR GRADATIONAL. WOLFRAMITE LEPORTED(NBMG BULL 73) BUT NONE WAS SEEN.
Reference (Deposit): BENTZ, J. AND SMITH, P. 1983, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, OCT. 2, 1983
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., BULLETIN IN PREPARATION ON W IN NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M. AND PAMPEYAN, E.H., 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.