The Thomas Mine is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,219 feet.
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Elevation: 4,219 Feet (1,286 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.08889, -118.18861
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Thomas Mine MRDS details
Primary: Thomas Mine
District: Mineral Basin District
Land ownership: Private
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
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1942
Year Last Production: 1967
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Description: Large N-Trending Fault Zone; Pre-Mineral And Post-Mineral Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Deuteric
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD INTERSECTION NORTH OF BUENA VISTA HILLS. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Production): PROBABLY CLOSE TO A MILLION TONS TOTAL PRODUCTION FROM THIS MINE. TABLE IN JOHNSON (P.70) STATES 1963-67 PRODUCTION WAS "MORE THAN 500,000 TONS" AND FIGURES FOR OTHER PRODUCTION PEROIDS ARE PREFACED BY "ABOUT."
Comment (Development): FIRST MINED BY AMERICAN ORE CO. FOR SCRAP IRON.
Comment (Deposit): MAGNETITE-HEMATITE VEINS FOUND IN 150- TO 200-FOOT WIDE NORTH-TRENDING FAULT ZONE, TRACEABLE ON SURFACE FOR 2000 FEET AND 1300 FEET MORE (SOUTH) BY MAGNETIC SURVEYING DONE IN 1952.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: VOLCANIC-HOSTED MAGNETITE.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT.
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M242671, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED.
Reference (Deposit): REEVES, R.G., AND KRAL, V.E., 1955, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; PART A, GEOLOGY AND IRONRE DEPOSITS OF THE BUENA VISTA HILLS, CHURCHILL AND PERSHING COUNTIES, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 53.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H.F., JR., 1985, FIELD EXAMINATION: NBMG UNPUBLISHED REPORT (TINGLEY) FILES.
Reference (Deposit): STAFF, 1985, A MINERAL INVENTORY OF THE PARADISE-DENIO AND SONOMA-GERLACH RESOURCE AREAS, WINNEMUCCA DISTRICT, NEVADA: NBMG OPEN FILE REPORT 85-3.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON (1977), P. 70.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 67-70.
Reference (Deposit): MOORE, L., 1971, ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOUCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS: USBM INFORMATION CIRC. 8511.
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.