Alpine Mine

The Alpine Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,562 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Alpine Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 6,562 Feet (2,000 Meters)

Commodity: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 40.03361, -119.22833

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Alpine Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Alpine Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2860
Secondary: Olag, Olga, Tony, Percy, Victory, National,Summit Claims
Secondary: Meyer Property


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Nightingale District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Gould, J. L. "Pat"


Production

Year: 1943
Material type: ?
Description: Ap_Grade: ^Obtained 564000 Lb Concentrate Containing 70% Wo3


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1921
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: W skarn


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Post-Mineral Faults Of Small Displacement Underground And On The Surface


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silication


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2860 FROM OPEN STOPE AND DUMPS CONTAINS 10% FE, 1% MG, 15% CA, 0.15% TI, 5000 PPM MN, 150 PPM AG, 700 PPM AS, 100 PPM B, 1 PPM BE, 700 PPM BI, 30 PPM CR, 200 PPM CU, 15 PPM MO, 10 PPM NI, 5000 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 1000 PPM SR, 150 PPM V, 1000 PPM W, 20 PPM Y, 300 PPM ZN, 100 PPM ZR.


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Scheelite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Powellite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Pyroxene
Gangue: Garnet


Comments

Comment (Development): PROPERTY ACQUIRED IN 1943 BY RARE METAL, INC (RARE METALS CORP. OF SONORA, CA). 1975-76 ASSESSMENT WORK WAS FILED BY WOLFRAM CO. THE LINK BETWEEN THE TWO APPEARS TO BE JOHN HEIZER, P. O. BOX 36, RENO, NV, WHO FILED THE ALPINE CLAIM IN 1972 AND WHO IS REPORTED TO BE A PART OWNER OF THE WOLFRAM CO. AND POSSIBLY OF RARE METALS CORP. AN ACCESS ROAD WAS BUILT TO THE PROPERTY IN 1943 WITH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE. OPERATED BY RARE METALS CORP 1943-46 WITH THE ORE GOING TO THE TOULON MILL.

Comment (Deposit): SCHEELITE MINERALIZATION OCCURS ONLY IN THE TACTITE, WHICH WAS DEVELOPED AT THE IGNEOUS CONTACT AND ALONG CERTAIN FAVORABLE BEDS WHICH WERE METASOMATIZED FOR AN UNKNOWN DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE IGNEOUS CONTACT 200 FT. SCHEELITE MINERALIZATION IS BEST IN THE HIGH QUARTZ-GARNET TACITE AND OCCURS AS FINELY DISSEMINATED GRAINS FROM B-B SIZE TO OCCASIONAAL ONE-INCH CRYSTALS.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT PARTIALLY FILLED WITH SLUMPED MATERIAL, FROM WHICH HEADINGS WERE DRIVEN ALONG BEDDED ORE. ACCESS IS VIA A SHORT CROSSCUT ADIT OPENING TO A MAZE OF UNDERGROUND GOPHER HOLES AND A 160-FT DEEP DRY INCLCLINED SHAFT. THE LOWEST LEVEL, AT ABOUT 120 FT BELOW COLLAR OF SHAFT IS A SHORT CROSSCUT AND DRIFT PERHAPS 30 FT COMBINED. ORE WAS APPARENTLY HANDLED SEVERAL TIMES AND BUCKET-HOISTED ON A TIMBER SLIDE. MOST WORKINGS GLORY-HOLED TO SURFACE (1984). NEW ROADS IN 1984, AND IT APPEARED THAT THERE WERE PLANS FOR MORE ACTIVITY, INCLUDING DRILLING (?)

Comment (Location): UTM IS TO MAIN WORKING SHOWN ON TOPO; CLAIMS COVER A LARGER AREA. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Comment (Reserve-Resource): SEEL, C.P., 1977?


References

Reference (Deposit): SEEL, CHARLES P., 1977, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON THE ALPINE MINE, PERSHING CO., NV.

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89

Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3

Reference (Deposit): STAGER, M.K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULL ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF NEVADA

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON AND BENSON, 1963, TUNGSTEN RESOURCES OF NEVADA; USBM REPORT.


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.