The Arcturus Mine is a tungsten mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,390 feet.
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Elevation: 4,390 Feet (1,338 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.70667, -119.22917
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Arcturus Mine MRDS details
Primary: Arcturus Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2926
District: Trego Mining Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
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 Permian
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2926 FROM CONTACT ZONE AND DUMP CONTAINS 7 % FE, 1.5 % MG, 10 % CA, 0.15 % TI, 3000 PPM MN, 200 PPM B, 20 PPM CO, 20 PPM CR, 7 PPM CU, 50 PPM MO, 7 PPM NI, 20 PPM PB, 5 PPM SC, 100 PPM V, 700 PPM W 10 PPM Y, 500 PPM ZN, AND 20 PPM ZR.
Comment (Commodity): 2926 WAS COLLECTED FROM THE CONTACT ZONE AND THE DUMP. THE SAMPLE LAMPED WELL WITH GOOD HIGH GRADE TUNGSTEN AND SOME POWELLITE. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS MINE WOULD BE IN DEVELOPING SUFFICIENT ORE RESERVES FOR ALTHOUGH IT APPEARS TO BE HIGH IN GRADE, THE TACTITE ZONE IS VERY NARROW.
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE BY GOOD ROAD TO WITHIN 0.3 MILE, THEN STEEP. ON STEEP N SIDE OF SELENITE RANGE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN WORKED IN ABOUT THE 1950'S. NO ACTIVITY AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1985.
Comment (Deposit): NARROW BAND OF METASEDIMENTS IN CONTACT WITH GRANODIORITE. METASEDIMENTS HAVE SURVIVED EROSION IN PART BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SILICIFIED, FORMING A THIN SELVAGE OF TACTITE. SCHEELITE-BEARING TACTITE IS EXPOSED AT THE SURFACE IN A LENS 50 FT LONG, 4-5 FT WIDE. THE ORE IS COARSE-GRAINED AND CONSISTS OF GARNET, EPIDOTE, QUARTZ, AND SCHEELITE, WITH AN AVERAGE CONTENT OF 1.0 % WO3. SURROUNDING THE ORE AND CONTINUING ALONG STRIKE FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET IS BARREN TACTITE COMPOSED OF GARNET, HEDENBERGITE, QUARTZ, AND CALCITE. THE TACTITE IS INTERBEDDED WITH CALC-SILICATE HORNFELS, BIOTITE SCHIST, AND METAMORPHOSED VOLCANIC ROCKS, ALL OF WHICH DIP GENTLY SOUTHEAST INTO A LARGE GRANITE MASS THAT CONSTITUTES MOST OF THE RANGE. THE CONTACT BETWEEN GRANITE AND METAMORPHIC ROCKS IS STEEP, AND THE ORE-BEARING TACTITE IS PROBABLY CUT OFF BY GRANITE ABOUT 200 FT DOWN DIP. AT NE END OF PROPERTY, TACTITE OCCURS IN A BODY 200 FT LONG, 20 FT WIDE, OF GARNET, DIOPSIDE, AND SCHEELITE. HIGHEST
Comment (Deposit): GRADE PARTS ARE 2-3 FT WIDE, CONTAINING 0.2-0.4 % WO3.
Comment (Workings): CROSSCUT ADIT 440 FT LONG THAT IS 200 FT BELOW THE ORE BODY AND DOES NOT INTERSECT IT; DOZER CUT.
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 5 JUN 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. I.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M., TWETO, O. C., 1962, USGS MR-25, P. 14. #5. STAGER, H. K. AND TINGLEY, J. V., IN PREPARATION, NBMG BULLETIN ON TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS 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.