The Conquest Mine is a tungsten mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.33333, -116.83167
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Conquest Mine MRDS details
Primary: Conquest Mine
Secondary: Peer - Peacock
District: Spencer Hot Springs 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: 1944-1950
Material type: W
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.8-2.5% Woz Aug 1.0%
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1943
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
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE- BEARING TACTITE BLOCK.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PITS AND SHALLOW SHAFTS; AND INCLINED SHAFT REACHES A DEPTH OF 100 FT., WITH LEVELS AT 50 AND 100 FT.
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT IS DEVELOPED BY OPEN PITS AND SHALLOW SHAFTS ALONG AN ORE ZONE THAT STRIKES NORTH AND DIPS MODERATELY TO STEEPLY WEST. ALTHOUGH THE ORE SHOOTS THAT HAVE BEEN MINED WERE SMALL, THE GRADE WAS GOOD, AND THERE IS A GOOD POSSIBILITY THAT SIMILAR ORE SHOOTS ARE PRESENT ALONG THE CONTACT ZONE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE MINE. THE MINE WAS FIRST LOCATED BY G.G. PEER OF AUSTIN IN 1943; THE FIRST ORE WAS SHIPPED N 1944. THE ORE IS RELATIVELY SOFT AND WAS MINED 20 FT FROM THE SURFACE. THIS RECORD IS AN UPDATED VERSION WHICH INCLUDES DUPLICATE INFORMATION FROM D011340 WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 88.
Reference (Deposit): KRAL, V.E., 1951, REPORT ON CONQUEST AND LINKA TUNGSTEN PROPERTIES, SMOKEY VALLEY: NBMG FILES
Reference (Deposit): JONES, R.B., AND BONHAM,H.F. JR., 1978, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON CONQUEST AND LINKA MINES, NBMG FILES.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., UNPUBLISHED REPORT OF EXAMINATION OF LINKA-CONQUEST TUNGSTEN PROPERTY, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: PERSONAL FILES OF J.V. TINGLEY.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. & TINGLEY, J.V., 1988, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL 105.
Reference (Production): NBMG BULL., STAGER, H.K. (IN PREP. JAN. 1984).
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.