Scheelite Chief Mine

The Scheelite Chief Mine is a mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,880 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: Scheelite Chief Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 6,880 Feet (2,097 Meters)


Lat, Long: 38.7919, -114.34500

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Scheelite Chief Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Scheelite Chief Mine
Secondary: Tungsten Metals Mine
Secondary: Silver Bell
Secondary: Silver Bell Mine


Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Gold


State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Shoshone

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


Type: Located Claim


Type: Underground


Owner Name: Swansea Cons. Mining Co.
Home Office: Utah
Info Year: 1972


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1915
Years of Production:
Significant: N


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Unknown: Scheelite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Calcite


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Reference (Deposit): P. 3-4 (TEXT).

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISC. FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-1343-B, 1983,

Reference (Deposit): NEV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULLETIN 85, 1976, P. 76; PLATE 2.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES RI 4648, 1950, 13 P.

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: Gold Districts of Nevada.