The Stoker Kaolin Mine is a kaolin mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,619 feet.
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Elevation: 4,619 Feet (1,408 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.05694, -118.00306
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Stoker Kaolin Mine MRDS details
Primary: Stoker Kaolin Mine
Secondary: New York Canyon Kaolin
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2720
Secondary: Adamson-Dickson Kaolin Deposit
District: Table Mountain 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.
Owner Name: Standard Slag Co.
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1922
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Description: Ne-Trending Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Strong Alteration, Probably By Hot-Springs Activity
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2720 FROM THE LARGER OPEN PIT CONTAINS 0.05 % MG, 0.1 % CA, 1 % TI, 10 PPM MN, 1.5 PPM AG, 500 PPM B, 1000 PPM BA, 200 PPM CR, 5 PPM CU, 100 PPM LA, 5 PPM NI, 10 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 700 PPM SR, 300 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, AND 300 PPM ZR.
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS TRENCHES AND DRILL HOLES, 2 OPEN PITS, THE LARGEST ABOUT 150 FT DIAMETER AND 15 FT DEEP.
Comment (Deposit): DRILLING AND TRENCHING PROVED A CLAY BODY APPROXIMATELY PARALLEL TO AND SE OF A NE-TRENDING FAULT SCARP. THE KAOLIN FORMED BY ALTERATION OF SEDIMENTARY ROCKS, MAINLY SHALES. MINOR AMOUNTS OF CINNABAR ARE PRESENT AND SULFUR OCCURS IN ONE AREA. THE KAOLIN IS WHITE OR SOMEWHAT RED-STAINED DUE TO INCOMPLETE LEACHING OF IRON OXIDES FROM THE SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. ABUNDANT QUARTZ IS THE ONLY OTHER SIGNIFICANT INPURITY.
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE BY GOOD ROAD. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Commodity): CERAMIC GRADE CLAY
Comment (Production): A FEW THOUSAND TONS OF CERAMIC CLAY WERE MINED.
Reference (Deposit): PAPKE, K. G., 9 OCT 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. I.
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, F. C., 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA; NEVADA NEWSLETTER PUBL. CO., RENO, NV., P. 12.
Reference (Deposit): BUWALDA, J. P., "NEVADA", IN `HIGH-GRADE CLAYS OF THE EASTERN U.S. WITH NOTES ON SOME WESTERN CLAYS '; USGS BULL 709, 1922, P. 122-124.
Reference (Production): PAPKE, K. G. (1984)
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.