The Red Ant Mine is a tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,801 feet.
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Elevation: 5,801 Feet (1,768 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Tungsten
Lat, Long: 39.14861, -118.40361
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Red Ant Mine MRDS details
Primary: Red Ant Mine
Secondary: South Sand Springs
Secondary: V. Cye Cox
Secondary: Big Chief
Secondary: Red Bird
Secondary: East End
District: Sand Springs 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
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE OCCURS IN TACTITE ALONG A LIMESTONE GRANITE CONTACT WHICH TRENDS NW FROM THE SHAFT. THE CONTACT HAS BEEN TRACED NW ALONG STRIKE FOR ABOUT 300 FT. ORE WAS REPORTEDLY PRESENT AT BOTTOM OF 60-FT SHAFT. THE LIMESTONE IS STEEPLY TILTED NEAR THE GRANITE CONTACT AND LOCALLY INVADED BY GRANITE FINGERS THAT EXTEND WESTWARD FROM THE GRANITE MASS. SCHEELITE OCCURS DISSEMINATED AND AS SMALL CRYSTALS IN SILICATED ZONES ASSOCIATED WITH GARNET, EPIDOTE, QUARTZ, AND MINOR AMOUNTS OF COPPER CARBONATES.
Comment (Workings): 60-FT SHAFT
Comment (Location): AT HEAD OF A CANYON THAT BRANCHES TO THE EAST FROM FOURMILE CANYON ON WEST SLOPE OF SAND SPRINGS RANGE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION YEARS WERE 1941-47, 1954-56, 1961, AND 1971-1980
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, PL. 1.
Reference (Production): STAGER, TINGLEY, IN PREP.
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.