The Quick-Tung Tungsten Mine is a tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.80222, -118.20667
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Quick-Tung Tungsten Mine MRDS details
Primary: Quick-Tung Tungsten Mine
Secondary: Fisk Tungsten Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 3301
District: Shady Run District
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.
Time Period: 1956-1978
Material type: W03
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Ore Grade 0.4 To +6.0%
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Folding, Faulting
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3301 OF SILICIFIED PHYLLITE CONTAINS 3% FE, 0.2% MG, 0.15% CA, 0.5% TI, 150 PPM MN, 1.5 PPM AG, 3000 PPM AS, 15 PPM AS, 15 PPM AU, 500 PPM B, 2000 PPM BA, 3 PPM BE, 10 PPM CO, 150 PPM CR, 70 PPM CU, 20 PPM LA, 30 PPM NI, 70 PPM PB, 700 PPM SB, 10 PPM SC, 100 PPM B, 20 PPM Y, 200 PPM ZR.
Comment (Workings): TUNGSTEN OCCURS AS SCHEELITE PODS AND SINGLE CRYSTALS IN A COARSELY CRYSTALLINE MARBLE. THE PROSPECT IS DEVELOPED BY A SHAFT AND OPEN STOPE ABOUT 80 FEET DEEP. THE UPPER PART OF THE DEPOSIT IS REPORTED TO HAVE HAD QUARTZ, STIBNITE AND VALENTINITE (?) ASSOCIATED WITH SCHEELITE, BUT THEWORKINGS AT THE 60-FT LEVEL CONTAIN ONLY SCHEELITE IN THE MARBLE. LIME-SILICATE MINERALS ARE LACKING, AND NO INTRUSIVE BODIES ARE CLOSE TO THE DEPOSIT. PYRITE ALSO HAS BEEN REPORTED, AND A HYDROTHERMAL ORIGIN SEEMS PLAUSIBLE.
Comment (Development): AREA NOW BEING EXPLORED AND MINED FOR GOLD. MOST OF DRILLING IS EAST OF QUICKTUNG MINE. FIRST LOCATED PRIOR TO 1920.
Reference (Deposit): UNPUBLISHED DATA ON FILE AT NBMG FROM TUNDRA RESOURCES.
Reference (Production): STAGER & TINGLEY
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R.C., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA, NBMG BULL 83.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M. AND TWETO, O.L., 1962, TUNGSTEN IN THE U.S., USGS MAP MR-25
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. & TINGLEY, J.V., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL. ON TUNGSEN IN 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.