Midnight Mine

The Midnight Mine is a tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Midnight Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Churchill

Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)

Commodity: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 39.11306, -118.18917

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Midnight Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Midnight Mine
Secondary: Bell Flat Mine
Secondary: Midday Mine
Secondary: Homestake Group


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Nevada
County: Churchill
District: Fairview District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: W skarn


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Nw-Trending Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Powellite


Comments

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


References

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 Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.