The Red Top Mine is a tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,098 feet.
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Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.26, -118.34694
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Red Top Mine MRDS details
Primary: Red Top Mine
Secondary: Red Top Scheelite Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Sites 3861, 3862, 3863
District: Sand Springs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Description: Shear Zone
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 3861 FROM THE LOWER WEST WORKINGS CONTAINED 3% FE, 0.7% MG, 20% CA, 0.15% TI, 1500 PPM MN, 1 PPM BE, 15 PPM BI, 7 PPM CO, 30 PPM CR, 20 PPM CU, 20 PPM MO, 7 PPM NI, 30 PPM PB, 7 PPM SC, 20 PPM SN, 500 PPM SR, 300 PPM V, 70 PPM W, 20 PPM Y, 50 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 3862 FROM THE UPPER INCLINE TO THE NE, CONTAINS 5% FE, 1% MG, 15% CA, 0.2% TI, 2000 PPM MN, 20 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 20 PPM BI, 20 PPM CO, 20 PPM CR, 200 PPM CU, 30 PPM MO, 10 PPM NI, 30 PPM PB, 7 PPM SC, 30 PPM SN, 500 PPM SR, 700 PPM V, 2000 PPM W, 20 PPM Y, 200 PPM ZN, 30 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 3863 WAS TAKEN FROM THE SAME STRUCTURE ON WHAT WAS CALLED THE CBR #1 CLAIM, AND IT CONTAINED 5% FE, 1% MG, 20% CA, 0.1% TI, + 5000 PPM MN, 1 PPM BE, 10 PPM CO, 10 PPM CR, 20 PPM CU, 15 PPM MO, 10 PPM NI, 150 PPM SR, 70 PPM V, 15 PPM Y, 500 PPM ZN, 30 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): AT HEAD OF RED TOP CANYON, ON NORTHERN CREST OF SAND SPRINGS RANGE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION YEARS WERE 1941-1947, 1952-1957.
Comment (Development): SEVERAL PERIODS OF PRODUCTION; NO ACTIVITY IN 1986
Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE-BEARING TACTITE OCCURS ALONG AN ALMOST E-W CONTACT ZONE BETWEEN GRAODIORITE (SOUTH) AND METAMORPHIC ROCKS (NORTH). PROSPECTING AND MINING HAVE OCCURRED ALONG A VERTICAL ENE SHEAR ZONE THAT APPEARS TO PARALLEL THE IGNEOUS CONTACT. NUMEROUS APLITE DIKES (N 60 E, 90) ARE PRESENT IN THE CONTACT AREA. MOST ORE RANGED FROM 0.5 TO 1.0% WO3. AT THE LOWER WESTERN SHAFT, THE SILICATED PORTION OF THE CONTACT ZONE IS NO MORE THAN 3-4 FT THICK AND CONSISTS OF SKARN CONTAINING EPIDOTE, GARNET AND CALCITE WITH MINOR SCHEELITE.
Comment (Workings): 2 SHAFTS, INCLINE, SOME TRENCHING
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK AND TINGLEY, J.V., 16 SEP 86, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG BULL 83, 1974, PL. 1.
Reference (Production): STAGER, H.K., (IN PREP).
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.