The Hematite Mine is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,209 feet.
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Elevation: 4,209 Feet (1,283 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.08806, -118.18111
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Hematite Mine MRDS details
Primary: Hematite 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.
Owner Name: Southern Pacific Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Form: IRREGULAR VEIN
Name: Metavolcanic Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Analytical Data: 63.5% FE, 0.08% P., 0.01%S
Comment (Reserve-Resource): 33.4% ORE IN DUMP; 32.7% ORE IN SURROUNDING AREA AND ORE UNDERLYING THE PIT
Comment (Location): SW 1/4 SEC. 29; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BUFFALO MOUNTAIN (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Development): OPERATED BY NEVADA IRON ORE CO. AND NEVADA BARTH CO.. INACTIVE IN 1985
Comment (Deposit): VEINS RANGING FROM 1 IN TO MORE THAN 10 FT IN WIDTH WITH A HIGH RATIO OF HEMATITE TO MAGNETITE.
Comment (Workings): AN OPEN PIT 500 FT LONG AND 300 FT WIDE
Comment (Geology): VEINS RANGING FROM 1 INCH TO MORE THAN 10 FT. IN WIDTH WITH A HIGH RATIO OF HEMATITE, TO MAGNETITE.
Comment (Deposit): OPERATED BY NEVADA IRON ORE CO. AND NEVADA BARTH CO. UNDER LEASES FROM SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN OPEN PIT 500 FT. LONG AND 300 FT. WIDE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, 77
Reference (Reserve-Resource): JOHNSON, 1977.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 89
Reference (Deposit): MOORE, 1971, CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOURCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS: USBM IC 85H
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 18 JUL 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
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.