Big Wash Property

The Big Wash Property is a tungsten mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 8,599 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Big Wash Property  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 8,599 Feet (2,621 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 38.8975, -114.26861

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Big Wash Property MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Wash Property
Secondary: Taylor, Chapman
Secondary: Chapman-Taylor Claims
Secondary: Usbm Sample Localities #63,#64.


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Lexington District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1917
Time Period: 1916-1917
Material type: ORE W
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Less Than 1.0% Wo3


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Quartz-Filled Fractures Striking Ne To E With Steep Dips N


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAYS VARIED FROM 0.04 TO 6.75% WO3, AVERAGING LESS THAN 1.0% WO3


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Specularite


Comments

Comment (Production): SELECTED AND SORTED ORE; NO PRODUCTION SINCE THEN.

Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT 360 FT LONG BY 60 FT WIDE; 5 OPEN CUTS, 2 SHAFTS 10 AND 17 FT DEEP, A N-TRENDING ADIT 130 FT. LONG

Comment (Location): 5 UNPATENTED CLAIMS ON SOUTH SLOPE OF AN E-TRENDING RIDGE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972

Comment (Commodity): ASSAYS IN 1981 SHOWED MINOR AMOUNTS OF PB, AG.

Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS AS SCATTERED CRYSTALS 0.25 - 1.0 INCH IN QUARTZ SEAMS AND IN LIMESTONE.


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1963, UNPUB. DATA, NBMG FILE 339, ITEM 2.

Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., NBMG BULL IN PREPARATION ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1983, MILS DATA.

Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1983, OPEN FILE REPORT MLA 56-83

Reference (Production): USBM, 1963, UNPUB. DATA; STAGER, IN PREP.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.