The Vernon and Snowstrom Claims is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,774 feet.
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Elevation: 4,774 Feet (1,455 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.41944, -118.81000
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Vernon and Snowstrom Claims MRDS details
Primary: Vernon and Snowstrom Claims
Secondary: Terry Claim
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2822
District: Seven Troughs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Description: Irregular Fractures
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Granitic Rock Altered Along Quartz Veins.
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: RADIOACTIVITY=300 CPS (3X BG) OVER A 2 FT X 40 FT AREA. PEGMATITE SAMPLE YIELDED 7.0 PPM U308 AND GRANITIC DIKE SAMPLE YIELDED 9.0 PPM U308. GARSIDE REPORTS THAT AEC REPORTS A SAMPLE FROM THIS PROSPECT CONTAINED 1.026 % U308 AND 2.6 % W03. NBMG SAMPLE 2822, A CHANNEL SAMPLE CUT ACROSS THE VEIN IN THE CEILING OF THE ADIT, CONTAINS 15 % FE, 1.5 % MG, 20 % CA, 0.2 % TI, 5000 PPM MN, 50 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 10 PPM CO, 100 PPM CR, 100 PPM CU, 100 PPM MO, 70 PPM NI, 15 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 10 PPM SN, 700 PPM SR, 150 PPM V, 100 PPM W, 20 PPM Y, AND 70 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): ABOUT 1000 YDS SOUTH OF VERNON-PORTER SPRINGS ROAD, 1 MILE EAST OF PASS. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY WHEN EXAMINED IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): IRREGULARLY DISSEMINATED SCHEELITE IN SKARN, PEGMATITE, QUARTZ VEINS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTACT ZONE.
Comment (Workings): PITS, ADITS, AND INCLINE, SHALLOW DRIFT, NUMEROUS BULLDOZERCUTS.
Reference (Deposit): SMOUSE, DEFOREST, 1978, UNPUBLISHED URANIUM OCCURRENCE REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): AEC PRELIM RECONN REPORT 3722, OPEN FILE.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 1973, NBMG BULL 81, P. 96.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 7 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Production): STAGER AND TINGLEY, IN PREP.
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.