The Popcorn Prospect is a tungsten and molybdenum mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,899 feet.
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Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)
Commodity: Tungsten, Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 39.45167, -118.30750
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Popcorn Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Popcorn Prospect
District: Mountain Wells District; Laplata 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: Cache Creek Exploration Co. Of Reno
Years: 1983 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W veins
Analytical Data: SAMPLES OF THE SCHEELITE-BEARING MATERIAL CONTAIN AS MUCH AS 3.54% W03
Comment (Location): IN LAPLATA CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN VEINS, VEINLETS, FRACTURE COATINGS AND IN CRYSTAL CLUSTERS WITH CALCITE IN CARBONACEOUS SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. ALTHOUGH BLEACHED FRACTURE SELVAGES CONTAINING EPIDOTE ARE PRESENT LOCALLY NEAR THE CONTACT ZONES, MUCH OF THE SCHEELITE IS ASSOCIATED WITH ESSENTIALLY UNALTERED BLACK LIMESTONE.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., IN PREPARATION; NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, R.E. AND HOKE, C.L., 1975, MINERAL RESOURCES-INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS OF THE CLAN ALPINE PLANNING UNIT., UNPUB. REPORT
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.