The Red Hawk Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,801 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.81694, -118.16750
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Red Hawk Mine MRDS details
Primary: Red Hawk Mine
District: Mill City District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: ORE GRADE VARIES FROM 0.75 TO 3% WO3
Comment (Production): 286 TONS OF 1% WO3 ORE IN 1942; 40 TONS-3% WO3 IN 1917
Comment (Deposit): THERE ARE 3 KNOWN LEDGES OF ORE BELIEVED TO BE PART OF ONE CONTINUOUS PRE BED AT LEAST 1/2 MI LONG. SCHEELITE MINERALIZATION WITHIN THE BEDS MAY NOT BE CONTINUOUS, BUT CONFINED TO IRREGULAR SHOOTS AT POINTS FAVORABLE TO MINERAL DEPOSITION.
Comment (Workings): CROSSCUTS, DRIFTS, WINZE
Comment (Geology): THERE ARE THREE KNOWN LEDGES OF ORE BELIEVED TO BE PART OF ONE CONTINUOUS ORE BED AT LEAST HALF A MILE LONG. SCHEELITE MINERALIZATION WITHIN THE BEDS MAY NOT BE CONTINUOUS, BUT CONFINED TO IRREGULAR SHOOTS AT POINTS FAVORABLE TO MINERAL DEPOSITION.
Comment (Deposit): IN 1917 THE CLAIMS WERE OWNED BY NAGLE AND CAMPBELL OF WINNEMUCCA WHO DROVE A 40 FT. CROSS CUT AND DRIFTED 35 FEET ALONG A STEEPLY DIPPING 4 FT ORE BED AND SUNK A 20 FT. WINZE ON IT. IN 1928 PROPERTY WAS OWNED BY MURPHY & BRECHTEL OF WINNEMUCCA AND LEASED IT TO LEVERETT DAVIS IN 1942. IN 1950 THE TUNGSTEN LEAD CO. DROVE ABOUT 140 FT OF NEW DRIFTS AND PRODUCED 142 TONS OF NON-COMMERCIAL ORE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Development): IN 1917 THE CLAIMS WERE OWNED BY NAGLE AND CAMPBELL OF WINNEMUCCA WHO DROVE A 40-FT CROSS CUT AND DRIFTED 35 FT ALONG A STEEPLY ORE BED AND SUNK A 20-FT WINZE ON IT. IN 1928 PROPERTY WAS OWNED BY MURPHY AND BRECHTEL OF WINNEMUCCA AND LEASED IT TO LEVERETT DAVIS IN 1942. IN 1950 THE TUNGSTEN LEAD CO. DROVE ABOUT 140 FT OF NEW DRIFTS AND PRODUCED 142 TONS OF NONCOMMERCIAL ORE. BY 1956, R. E. DANNER HAD OBTAINED CONTROL OF THE PROPERTY AND OTHER NEARBY PROSPECTS. A SMALL GRAVITY CONCENTRAT-ING PLANT WAS INSTALLED WEST OF THE FORK IN POLE CANYON. DURIN-G THE LATE 1960'S AND EARLY 1970'S, DANNER PRODUCED SOME SCHEE-LITE CONCENTRATE THAT WAS SOLD TO KENNEMETAL IN FALLON. MOST O-F THE PRODUCTION DURING THIS PERIOD WAS FROM A SMALL OPEN PIT -ALONG THE NORTH BORDER OF SEC. 16,NORTH OF THE OLD RED HAWK AD-IT.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H. K., IN PREP, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON AND BENSON, 1963, TUNGSTEN RESOURCES OF NEVADA: USBM
Reference (Deposit): KLEPPER, M.R., 1943, UNPUBLISHED REPORT
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.