The Sage Hen Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,611 feet.
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Elevation: 6,611 Feet (2,015 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.53667, -118.98000
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Sage Hen Mine MRDS details
Primary: Sage Hen Mine
Secondary: Newlite #5
Secondary: Lava Beds
District: Staggs 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: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Development): FIRST LOCATED IN 1914 AND EXPLORED FOR GOLD, WITHOUT SUCCESS. RELOCATED IN 1949 WHEN A NEW ROAD WAS BUILT ONTO THE AREA FROM VERNON. IN 1952, SEVERAL TRUCKLOADS OF ORE WERE MINED AND HAULED TO THE TOY MILL FOR TESTING. IN 1955 THE DEPOSIT YIELDED AN ADDITIONAL 225 TONS ORE GRADING ABOUT 1.0 % WO3.
Comment (Deposit): THIN BEDDED LIMESTONES AND SHALES BOUNDED ON THE EAST BY GRANITE AND CUT BY FINGERS AND SILLS OF GRANITE. NEAR THE CONTACTS HORNFELS AND TACTITE ARE DEVELOPED CONTAINING EPIDOTE, GARNET, QUARTZ, AND SCHEELITE. TACTITE RIBS RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 FT WIDE, ABOUT 30 FT LONG. SCHEELITE IS FINELY DISSEMINATED IN THE TACTITE AND AVERAGES ABOUT 0.48 % WO3 WHILE SORTED ORE CONTAINED ABOUT 1.3 % WO3.
Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS, CUTS, PITS.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K. AND TINGLEY, J. V., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89.
Reference (Deposit): HESS, F. L. AND LARSON, E. S., 1922, USGS BULL 725-D.
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.