The Midnight Mine is a tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.11306, -118.18917
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Midnight Mine MRDS details
Primary: Midnight Mine
Secondary: Bell Flat Mine
Secondary: Midday Mine
Secondary: Homestake Group
District: Fairview 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: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Description: Nw-Trending Faults
Comment (Location): ABOUT 74 MILES BY ROAD SE OF FALLON ON EAST SLOPE OF SLATE MOUNTAIN ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Deposit): LIMY BEDS IN SCHIST ARE UP TO 10 FT WIDE, TRACEABLE BY DISCONTINUOUS OUTCROPS FOR 3000 FT ALONG STRIKE. IN 2 LOCALITIES THEY ARE PURE MARBLEIZED LIMESTONE, BUT IN MOST PLACES THEY HAVE BEEN METAMORPHOSED TO TACTITE (EPIDOTE, QUARTZ, GARNET) MOST OF WHICH CONTAINS SMALL AMOUNTS OF SCHEELITE. THE 3 TACTITE BEDS CONTAIN SCHEELITE AND POWELLITE IN SMALL AMOUNTS, INTERMITTENTLY ALONG A STRIKE LENGTH OF 3000 FT THE BEDS ARE ABOUT 250 FT APART STRATIGRAPHICALLY. THE SCHEELITE AND POWELLITE OCCUR IN CRYSTALS AS MUCH AS 0.5 IN. IN DIAMETER, COMMONLY SPACED SEVERAL INCHES APART ALONG FRACTURES IN THE TACTITE BEDS. THE SMALL QUANTITIES OF ORE MINED AVERAGE ABOUT 0.5% WO3.
Comment (Workings): 3 SHORT ADITS; MANY BULLDOZER TRENCHES, PITS, AND CUTS
Comment (Development): DEVELOPED FROM 1941 TO 1957
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M. AND TWETO, O.L., USGS MAP MR-25
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M., UNPUB. DATA.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., UNPUB. DATA ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA, TO BE A NBMG BULL.
Reference (Production): STAGER, H.K.
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.