The Nevada Iron Ore Sec. 29 Mine is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,229 feet.
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Elevation: 4,229 Feet (1,289 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.08806, -118.18472
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Nevada Iron Ore Sec. 29 Mine MRDS details
Primary: Nevada Iron Ore Sec. 29 Mine
District: Mineral Basin District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Southern Pacific Co.
Owner Name: Operated By Nevada Iron Ore Co., And Nevada Barth Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Scapolitized
Name: Metavolcanic Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Analytical Data: 0.01% S
Analytical Data: 0.04% P
Analytical Data: 9% SIO2
Analytical Data: 60% FE
Comment (Location): SW 1/4 SEC. 29; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BUFFALO MOUNTAIN (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Production): 18,000 TONS LUMP ORE 1953-54, 180,000 TONS 1959-67
Comment (Development): LEASED TO NEVADA IRON ORE AND TO NEVADA BARTH.. INACTIVE IN 1985
Comment (Deposit): MAGNETITE-HEMATITE OCCURS IN TWO INTERSECTING VEINS. SHIPPING GRADE ORE OCCURS AS LENSES & PODS THROUGHOUT THE VEINS.
Comment (Workings): OPEN PITS 660 FT. LONG, 70 FT. DEEP, AND 30-80 FT WIDE; 550 FT LONG, 75 FT DEEP AND 75 FT WIDE
Comment (Geology): MAGNETITE-HEMATITE OCCURS IN TWO INTERSECTING VEINS. SHIPPING GRADE ORE OCCURS AS LENSES & PODS THROUGHTOUT THE VEINS. LAKE LAHONTAN DEPOSITS COVER MUCH OF THE IRON DEPOSITS TO THE DEPTHS OF FEW TENS OF FEET.
Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY IS OWNED BY SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. AND WAS LEASED TO NEVADA IRON ORE AND TO NEVADA BARTH. WORKINGS CONSIST OF OPEN PITS 660 FEET LONG, 70 FT. DEEP, AND 30 TO 80 FT. WIDE; 500 FT. LONG, 75 FT. DEEP, AND 75 FT. WIDE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): MOORE, 1971, CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOURCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS: USBM 1C 8511
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 18 JUL 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, 1977.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): JOHNSON, 1977
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.