Red Ant Mine

The Red Ant Mine is a tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,801 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: Red Ant Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Churchill

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

Site Name

Primary: Red Ant Mine
Secondary: South Sand Springs
Secondary: V. Cye Cox
Secondary: Big Chief
Secondary: Mccoy
Secondary: Revely
Secondary: Red Bird
Secondary: East End


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Nevada
County: Churchill
District: Sand Springs 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
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: W skarn


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Copper
Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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


References

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 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.