The Yellow Scheelite Prospect is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,499 feet.
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Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.77889, -118.14306
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Yellow Scheelite Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Yellow Scheelite Prospect
Secondary: Wayne Lode
District: Mill City District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
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: W skarn
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: THE YELLOW SCHEELITE BED CONTAINED 0.5-0.75 % W03.
Comment (Deposit): THE YELLOW SCHEELITE BED IS PART OF THE STANK-HUMBOLDT BELT.THE YELLOW SCHEELITE TACTITE-LIMESTONE BED IS ABOUT 200 FT WEST OF THE STANK BED AND OCCUPIES THE SAME RELATIVE PO-SITION TO THE STANK BED AS DOES THE GEORGE BED. THE YELLOW SCH-EELITE AND GEORGE BEDS ARE PROBABLY FAULTED SEGMENTS OF THE SA-ME BED. ACCORDING TO KLEPPER (1943), THE BED WAS PRESENT IN TH-E YELLOW SCHEELITE MINE ONLY BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND THE 200 F-T LEVEL, AND IT EXTENDED FROM THE SPRINGER STOCK TO THE PRE-GR-ANODIORITE FAULT AT THE NORTH END OF THE STANK MINE
Comment (Location): WEST OF THE STANK MINE ON THE EAST SIDE OF STANK HILL.
Comment (Workings): IN 1945 CROSSCUTS WERE EXTENDED FROM THE STANK MINE TO THE YELLOW SCHEELITE BED ON THE 300 FT AND 400 FT LEVELS.
Comment (Deposit): IN 1945 CROSSCUTS WERE EXTENDED FROM THE STANK MINE TO THE YELLOW SCHEELITE BED ON THE 300 AND 400 LEVELS. THE YELLOW SCHEELITE BED IS PART OF THE STANK-HUMBOLDT BELT ALONG WITH THE CODD, STANK, KEYES, GEORGE, SPRINGER AND HUMBOLDT WORKINGS. THE DEPOSIT'S NAME WAS APPLIED BECAUSE THE SCHEELITE FOUND IN THE DEPOSIT WAS THOUGHT TO FLUORESCE A MORE YELLOW -COLOR THAN THAT FROM THE NEARBY MINES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREP., NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M., 1977, IN GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): KERR, 1934, GEOLOGY OF THE TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS NEAR MILL CITY, NEVADA:NBMG BULL. 21
Reference (Deposit): KERR, 1946, TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES: GSA MEMOIR 15
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., UNPUBLISHED REPORT, 1973.
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.