The Dean Claims is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,600 feet.
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Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.35, -118.82500
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Dean Claims MRDS details
Primary: Dean Claims
Secondary: Porter-May Property
District: Seven Troughs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1971
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Form: TABULAR, PINCH AND SWELL
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2938 OF VEINS WITHSULFIDE MATERIAL CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.5 % MG, 1 % CA, 0.07 % TI, 500 PPM MN, 7 PPM AG, 3000 PPM AS, +2000 PPM B, 50 PPM BA, 7 PPM BE, 30 PPM BI, 7 PPM CO, 20 PPM CR, 150 PPM CU, 20 PPM NI, 200 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 20 PPM SN, 150 PPM SR, 50 PPM V, 200 PPM W, 10 PPM Y, 30 PPM ZR, 130 PPM ZN.
Comment (Geology): IN THE VEIN AREA SCHEELITE OCCURS IN BRECCIATED ZONES WITHIN THE VEINS AND ON THE VEIN MARGINS, USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH MANGANESE AND LIMONITIC GOSSAN. THE VEINS STRIKE N 30 TO 50 DEGREES E AND RANGE FROM VERTICAL TO STEEPLY EAST IN DIP. VEIN AREA IS HIGHLY FRACTURED. THE VEINS PINCH AND SWELL ALONG BOTH STRIKE AND DIP RANGING FROM 2 INCHES TO 3 FEET IN THICKNESS. SCHEELITE CONTENT IS ERRATIC. IN THE "TACTITE" AREA IN THE NEXT CANYON SOUTH OF THE VEIN, SCHEELITE OCCURS IN A DISCONTINUOUS E-W STRIKING GARNET-EPIDOTE TACTITE ZONE, UP TO 6 FEET IN WIDTH.
Comment (Deposit): EXPLORATION WITHIN THE DEAN PROPERTY (1971-72, 1975) HAS BEEN CONCENTRATED IN TWO GENERAL AREAS. TO THE NORTH A SWARM OF QUARTZ VEINS CONTAINING ERRATIC CONCENTRATIONS OF SCHEELITE, AND TO THE SOUTH WORK WAS DONE ON A THIN, DOSCONTINUOUS TACTITE ZONE CONTAINING SMALL AMOUNTS OF DISSEMINATED SCHEELITE. VOLUME OR GRADE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A MINEABLE OREBODY NOR SHOWS POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SIZEABLE TUNGSTEN RESERVES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): UTM APPROTIMATE
Comment (Development): EXPLORATION WAS DONE ON THE CLAIMS FOR TUNGSTEN, 1971-1972, 1975. 1971 EXPLORATION BY NL INDUSTRIES; 1972 BY UNION CARBIDE WHO DID SOME TRENCHING AND DRILLING. NO ACTIVITY IN 1985.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1975, DEAN CLAIMS, SEVEN TROUGHS MINING DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; UNPUBLISHED REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULLETIN ON TUNGSTEN IN NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 7 JUN 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.