The American Ore Co. Mine is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,239 feet.
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Elevation: 4,239 Feet (1,292 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.04694, -118.13667
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American Ore Co. Mine MRDS details
Primary: American Ore Co. Mine
District: Mineral Basin 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.
Owner Name: Parker Brothers Construction Co.
Owner Name: American Ore Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1952
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Fe
Description: Northeast-Trending Fault
Description: Cross Faults, Main Nw Trending Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Scapolitization
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Deposit): AMERICAN ORE CO. PURCHASED THE PROPERTY IN 1950. MINE PRODUCTION WAS STARTED IN 1952 BY THE COMPANY BUT LATER THAT YEAR MINING WAS CONTRACTED TO PARKER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION CO. WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN OPEN PIT 150 FT. LONG, 100 FT. WIDE, 50 FT. DEEP. THE DEPOSIT IS ON A CONTINUATION OF THE MAIN NE-TRENDING FAULT WHICH EXTENDS FROM THE NEARBY SEGERSTROM-HELZER MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): SE 1/4 SEC.10; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = BUFFALO MOUNTAIN (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Production): IN 1952 4,000 TONS OF ORE AVERAGED 60% FE
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY IN 1985
Comment (Deposit): FOUR MAGNETITE VEINS, 4 TO 5 FT WIDE FINE-GRAINED MAGNETITE DISSEMINATED THROUGHOUT THE WALL ROCK AS FAR AS 25 FT FROM ORE BODY
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN OPEN PIT 150 FT LONG, 100 FT WIDE, 50 FT DEEP.
Comment (Geology): FOUR MAGNETITE VEINS, 4 TO 5 FT WIDE. FINE-GRAINED MAGNETITE DISSEMINATED THROUGHOUT THE WALL ROCK AS FAR AS 25 FT. FROM ORE BODY.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G. 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): MOORE, L., 1971, CALIFORNIA-NEVADA IRON RESOURCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS: USBM 1C 8511
Reference (Deposit): REEVES AND KRAL, 1955, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; PART A, GEOLOGY AND IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BUENA VISTA HILL S, CHURCHILL AND PERSHING COUNTIES, NEVADA; NBMG BULL.53
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 18 JUL 85, FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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.