The Spencer Shaft is a tungsten mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.32556, -116.84694
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Spencer Shaft MRDS details
Primary: Spencer Shaft
District: Spencer Hot Springs
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
Comment (Geology): N-S TRENDING FAULT ZONE CROSS-CUTTING N50E, VERT. SHEAR ZONE, ROCK HIGHLY ALTERED, BRICKRED HEMATITE & MNO COATINGS ON FRACTURES, PODS OF SHATTERED, ALTERED GARNET TACTITE ALONG SHEAR ZONE.
Comment (Workings): VERTICAL SHAFT, TRENCH
Reference (Deposit): SMITH/BENTZ, FIELD EXAMINATION, NBMG, 1981
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.