The Big Chief is a tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,820 feet.
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Elevation: 5,820 Feet (1,774 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.1486, -118.40310
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Big Chief MRDS details
Primary: Big Chief
Secondary: Red Ant Mine
Secondary: East End
Secondary: South Sand Springs
Secondary: V. Cye Cox
Secondary: Mc Coy
Secondary: Red Bird
District: Sand Springs
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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1941
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): NV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 105, 1988, P. 35.
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.