Emerson Mine

The Emerson Mine is a tungsten mine located in Lincoln county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,604 feet.

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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: Emerson Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lincoln

Elevation: 6,604 Feet (2,013 Meters)

Commodity: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 37.6428, -115.63000

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Emerson Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Emerson Mine
Secondary: Tem Piute
Secondary: Lincoln
Secondary: North Tempiute
Secondary: South Thumb
Secondary: Tempiute
Secondary: Wah Chang Tungsten Mine


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lincoln
District: Tem Piute


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Type: Private Lease
Type: Patented
Type: Located Claim


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Union Carbide Corp., Mining And Metals Division
Company ID: 2600340
Percent: 25.00
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1984

Owner Name: North Tempiute Mining And Development
Company ID: 2600340
Percent: 25.00
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1981

Owner Name: Teledyne Inc.
Company ID: 2600340
Percent: 75.00
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1981


Production

Year: 1955
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 2.900 % Wo3 4250 Metric Tons
Year: 1954
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 3441200 Kilograms
Year: 1953
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 1176320 Kilograms
Year: 1952
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 812320 Kilograms
Year: 1951
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.546 % Wo3 39360 Metric Tons
Year: 1937
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 1.0 % Wo3 2370 Metric Tons
Year: 1940
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.547 % Wo3 83370 Metric Tons
Year: 1938
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 1.0 % Wo3 490 Metric Tons
Year: 1937
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 12590 Kilograms
Year: 1949
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 48990 Kilograms
Year: 1948
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 282040 Kilograms
Year: 1943
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 1.050 % Wo3 29230 Metric Tons
Year: 1942
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 1069490 Kilograms
Year: 1941
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 732540 Kilograms
Year: 1947
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.671 % Wo3 123100 Metric Tons
Year: 1945
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 283630 Kilograms
Year: 1945
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.840 % Wo3 52060 Metric Tons
Year: 1944
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 315920 Kilograms
Year: 1944
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.990 % Wo3
Year: 1943
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 163800 Kilograms
Year: 1978
Description: Crude Ore Milled At 0.219% Wo3 1991550 Metric Tons
Year: 1977
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 623440 Kilograms
Year: 1976
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.230 % Wo3 600000 Metric Tons
Year: 1956
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 4179710 Kilograms
Year: 1955
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 46040 Kilograms
Year: 1979
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.300 % Wo3 2085750 Metric Tons
Year: 1978
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 2785420 Kilograms
Year: 1978
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.210 % Wo3 1500470 Metric Tons
Year: 1977
Description: Crude Ore Milled At 0.230% Wo3 580380 Metric Tons
Year: 1977
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.230 % Wo3 642130 Metric Tons
Year: 1957
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 2531410 Kilograms
Year: 1957
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.400 % Wo3 1110970 Metric Tons
Year: 1956
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.416 % Wo3 2283620 Metric Tons
Year: 1955
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 3.100 % Wo3 1980 Metric Tons
Year: 1955
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 91650 Kilograms
Year: 1955
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 4813120 Kilograms
Year: 1955
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.400 % Wo3 2041170 Metric Tons
Year: 1980
Description: Crude Ore Milled At 0.384% Wo3 1417750 Metric Tons
Year: 1979
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 3742190 Kilograms
Year: 1954
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.450 % Wo3 1558740 Metric Tons
Year: 1953
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.480 % Wo3 526570 Metric Tons
Year: 1980
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 3608790 Kilograms
Year: 1980
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.378 % Wo3 1421170 Metric Tons
Year: 1952
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.400 % Wo3 802450 Metric Tons
Year: 1951
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 169990 Kilograms
Year: 1950
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 22090 Kilograms
Year: 1950
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.700 % Wo3 6980 Metric Tons
Year: 1949
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.700 % Wo3 15480 Metric Tons
Year: 1948
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.740 % Wo3 85570 Metric Tons
Year: 1947
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 372290 Kilograms
Year: 1946
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 90490 Kilograms
Year: 1946
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.980 % Wo3 173810 Metric Tons
Year: 1979
Description: Crude Ore Milled At 0.260% Wo3 2121320 Metric Tons
Year: 1943
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 57330 Kilograms
Year: 1943
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.329 % Wo3 32790 Metric Tons
Year: 1942
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.980 % Wo3 198080 Metric Tons
Year: 1941
Description: Crude Ore Mined At 0.680 % Wo3 201880 Metric Tons
Year: 1940
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 242360 Kilograms
Year: 1938
Description: Tungsten Metal Recovered 1290 Kilograms


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Milling Method: Flotation
Year First Production: 1937
Discovery Year: 1916
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Fluorite
Unknown: Tremolite
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Scheelite
Unknown: Scapolite
Unknown: Pyrrhotite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Muscovite
Unknown: Molybdenite
Unknown: Magnetite
Unknown: Bismuth


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): M2C1=0. MATRIX 1 COLUMN 1 REPRESENTS THE TOTAL MINE RESERVES AT THE EMMERSON MINE INCLUDING 9 PERCENT DILUTION. MATRIX 1 COLUMN 2 REPRESENTS THE TOTAL MINE RESERVES AT THE EMMERSON MINE IN PLACE EXCLUDING DILUTION.

Comment (Deposit): GENERAL LOCATION: ABOUT 99 KM WEST OF CALIENTE. DOMAIN: PRIVATE AND BLM ADMINISTERED. GENERAL SIZE OF ORE BODY: LARGE MINING METHOD: SHRINKAGE STOPING,OPEN PIT MILL: ON-SITE,INACTIVE;MILLING METHOD,SCHEELITE FLOATION PRODUCT: WO3 CONCENTRATE, PAST PRODUCTION: SEVERAL MILLION KG OF TUNGSTEN METAL REC.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MULTIPLE MATRICIES " APPROXIMATELY 20 YEARS RESERVES...YIELDING MILLION POUNDS OF TUNGSTEN PER YEAR" FROM BOOKLET GIVEN AT MINE DEDICATION IN JULY, 1977. PRODUCED AT RATE OF 600,000 POUNDS PE YEAR IN 1978, AND JANUARY-AUGUST, 1979, AT LESS THAN 1 MILLION POUNDS PER YEAR. ALTHOUGH ORIGINALLY UNION CARBIDE GAVE OUT ABO 40 MILLION POUNDS PLUS RESERVES, THE RESERVE BASE COULD BE AS LO SHUTDOWN 1982. MAINT. & DEV. CONTINUED IN 1983 AND 1984.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MINE MOTHBALLED IN 1985.


References

Reference (Deposit): BUSECK, P. R. CONTACT METASOMATISM AND ORE

Reference (Deposit): DEPOSITION, TEM PIUTE, NEVADA. ECON. GEOL. AND BULL. SOC.

Reference (Deposit): ECON. GEOL., V. 62, NO. 3, 1967, PP. 331-353.

Reference (Deposit): ENGEL, A. L. TREATMENT TESTS OF SCHEELITE ORES AND

Reference (Deposit): TAILINGS. BUMINES RI 4867, 1952, 11 PP.

Reference (Deposit): GRIFFITH, R. F. TUNGSTEN. CH. IN MINERAL FACTS AND

Reference (Deposit): PROBLEMS, 1970 EDITION. BUMINES B 650, 1970,

Reference (Deposit): PP. 399-415.

Reference (Deposit): HOBBS, S. W., AND J. E. ELLIOTT. TUNGSTEN. CH. IN

Reference (Deposit): UNITED STATES MINERAL RESOURCES, ED. BY D. A. BROBST AND

Reference (Deposit): W. P. PRATT. U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 820, 1973,

Reference (Deposit): PP. 667-678.

Reference (Deposit): KERR, P. F. TUNGSTEN MINERALIZATION IN THE UNITED

Reference (Deposit): STATES. GEOL. SOC. AM. MEMOIR 15, 1946, 241 PP.

Reference (Deposit): PAZOUR, D. A. UNION CARBIDE INCREASES TUNGSTEN

Reference (Deposit): PRODUCTION WITH NEW NEVADA MINE. MIN. WORLD, V. 40,

Reference (Deposit): NO. 3, 1978, PP. 58-59.

Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., AND TINGLEY, J.V. TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN

Reference (Deposit): NEVADA. NV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 105, 1988,

Reference (Deposit): P. 109-110.

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C. M., AND E. H. PAMPEYAN. GEOLOGY AND

Reference (Deposit): MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA. NV BUREAU OF MINES

Reference (Deposit): AND GEOL. BULL. 73, 1970, 186 PP.

Reference (Deposit): BINYON, E. O., G. H. HOLMES, JR., AND A. C. JOHNSON.

Reference (Deposit): INVESTIGATION OF THE TEM PIUTE TUNGSTEN DEPOSIT, LINCOLN

Reference (Deposit): COUNTY, NEVADA. BUMINES RI 4626, 1950, 16 PP.

Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W. O. MINING AND MILLING TUNGSTEN ORES.

Reference (Deposit): BUMINES IC 6852, 1935, 47 PP.

Reference (Deposit): WIEGAND, J. VARIATION IN COMPOSITION OF THREE

Reference (Deposit): GRANITIC STOCKS ASSOCIATED WITH ORE DEPOSITS, LINCOLN

Reference (Deposit): COUNTY, NEVADA. M.S. THESIS, COLUMBIA UNIV., NEW YORK,

Reference (Deposit): NY, 1961, 104 PP.

Reference (Deposit): WYANT, D. G., AND D. M. LEMMON. TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN

Reference (Deposit): THE TEM PIUTE DISTRICT, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA. U.S. GEOL.

Reference (Deposit): SURV. OFR 51-89, 1951, 12 PP.

Reference (Deposit): ZADRA, J. B. MILLING AND PROCESSING TUNGSTEN.

Reference (Deposit): BUMINES IC 7912, 1959, 120 PP.


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.