The Red Hammer Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,234 feet.
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Elevation: 6,234 Feet (1,900 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.03972, -119.22806
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Red Hammer Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Red Hammer Prospect
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2858
Secondary: Red Hammer Claims
District: Nightingale 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
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1925
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silication Of Limestone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2858 OF GARNETIFEROUS TACTITE CONTAINS 10% FE, 0.7% MG, 20% CA, 0.3% TI, +5000 PPM MN, 3 PPM AG, 500 PPM AS, 0.05 PPM AU (BY AA ANALYSIS), 700 PPM B, 100 PPM BA, 30 PPM BI, 20 PPM CO, 15 PPM CR, 1500 PPM CU, 150 PPM MO, 15 PPM NI, 200 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 500 PPM SR, 1000 PPM V, 300 PPM W, 30 PPM Y, 50 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1920'S
Comment (Workings): OPEN PITS AND DOZER CUTS
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE BY GOOD ROAD NORTH OF ALPINE AND NIGHTINGALE MINES . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS ARE ALONG A HIGHLY IRREGULAR CONTACT ZONE WHICH HAS BEEN EXPOSED BETWEEN METASEDIMENTS (MOSTLY LIMESTONES) AND THE GRANODIORITE. SAMPLE 2858 IS FROM THE BIGGEST OPEN PIT AND CONSISTS OF A ZONE SMALL GARNETIFEROUS ZONE WITH MINOR TUNGSTEN, COPPER AND ILSEMANNITE (MOLYBDENUM)
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL-I.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 17 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.