The NBMG Sample Site 3946 is a tungsten and molybdenum mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,699 feet.
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Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)
Commodity: Tungsten, Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 39.43917, -118.28111
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NBMG Sample Site 3946 MRDS details
Primary: NBMG Sample Site 3946
Secondary: Short Day Claims
District: Mountain Wells District; Laplata District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Richard Fisk, Laplata Gold Mines
Years: 1986 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3946 FROM GARNET SKARN LENSE CONTAINS 5% FE, 0.7% MG, 15% CA, 0.2% TI, + 5000 PPM MN, 5 PPM BE, 200 PPM CR, 20 PPM CU, 70 PPM NI, 30 PPM SN, 200 PPM SR, 1000 PPM V, 30 PPM Y, 500 PPM ZN, 50 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): GARNET SKARN LENS IN CALC-SILICATE; LAMPED MINOR TUNGSTEN, MINOR DIOPSIDE, QUARTZ, HEMATITE AFTER PYRITE, CLOTS OF CALCITE, ALL IN PALE GREY HORNFELS NEAR GRANITE. THE SKARN ZONE IS EXPOSED ALONG THE NORTHERN MARGIN OF A GRANITIC STOCK, WHERE THIN-BEDDED LIMESTONES AND QUARTZITES ARE IN CONTACT WITH THE GRANITE. GARNET SKARN LENSES HAVE FORMED IN LARGER MASSES OF CALC-SILICATE ROCK. THE GARNET SKARN IS CUT PERPENDICULAR TO BEDDING BY CLOTS OF CALCITE. THE CALC-SILICATE ROCKS FORM A SHALLOW PENDANT UNDERLAIN BY GRANITE AT A DEPTH OF LESS THAN 100 FT BELOW OUTCROP.
Comment (Workings): PROSPECT
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): ACTIVE CLAIMS IN 1986, BUT NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN OCT 1986. AREA IS WITHIN CLAIMS FORMERLY HELD AND EXPLORED BY FREEPORT EXPLORATION AND LATER BY PHELPS DODGE CORP, WHOSE ACTIVITY CONSISTED OF ROAD-BUILDING, GEOCHEMICAL SAMPLING AND SOME ROTARY DRILLING.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK & TINGLEY, J., 9 OCT 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): USDI, BLM, 1986 MINING CLAIM RECORDS.
Reference (Deposit): PHELPS DODGE CORP. DATA.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, PL. 1.
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.