Piute

The Piute is a iron mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 3,960 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: Piute  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 3,960 Feet (1,207 Meters)

Commodity: Iron

Lat, Long: 40.0083, -118.34170

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Piute MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Piute


Commodity

Primary: Iron
Tertiary: Sulfur
Tertiary: Phosphorus-Phosphates


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Wildhorse


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
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.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: R. W. And L. M. Belanger
Percent: 10.00
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1975

Owner Name: E. L. And H. C. Stephenson
Percent: 30.00
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1975

Owner Name: C. William Hunley
Percent: 60.00
Home Office: Nevada
Info Year: 1975


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1952
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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: Pyrite
Unknown: Magnetite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Alabandite


Comments

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MOORE REPORTS AN ENORMOUS QUANITY OF MATERIAL CONTAINING MORE THAN 20% IRON, A VERY LARGE QUANITY AVERAGING MORE THAN 30% IRON, AND SUBSTANTIAL QUANITY CONTAINING MORE THAN 50% IRON.(NEVADA DIR. BIB. REF. #454).

Comment (Ownership): SOUTHERN PACIFIC LAND COMPANY OWNS ODD NUMBERED LAND SECTIONS ADJACENT TO DEPOSITS. SOUTHERN PACIFIC LAND CO. OWNS ADJACENT ODD NUMBER SECTIONS.

Comment (Deposit): THE PROPERTY HAS NOT PRODUCED. GENERAL LOCATION IS ABOUT 20 KM SE OF LOVELOCK. GENERAL SIZE OF ORE BODY IS LARGE.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESOURCE ESTIMATE BY STEPHENSON IS BASED ON TWO (2) DRILL HOLES AND TWO (2) MAGNETIC ANOMALIES. A THIRD DRILL HOLE BY SISKON CORP (UNDER OPTION) INDICATED THAT THE RESOURCE MAY BE OPTIMISTIC. SISKON CORP DROPPED THE OPTION.


References

Reference (Reserve-Resource): STEPHENSON, E.L., 1959, THE PIUTE IRON DEPOSIT, PERSHING

Reference (Deposit): PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; PRIVATE REPORT, 11 PP.

Reference (Deposit): SISKON CORPORATION.

Reference (Deposit): GIMLETT, J.I., 1961, GRAVITY SURVEY OF THE PIUTE CLAIMS,

Reference (Deposit): CHESHERE, H.B. JR, 1975, PERSONAL COMMUNICATION;

Reference (Deposit): IC 8511, 1971, 207 PP.

Reference (Deposit): IRON RESOURCES AND IRON ORE MARKETS. BUMINES

Reference (Deposit): 454. MOORE, L. ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF CALIFORNIA-NEVADA

Reference (Deposit): GEOLOGY BULLETIN 89, 1977, 115 PP.

Reference (Deposit): PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA. NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND

Reference (Deposit): 329. JOHNSON, M. G. GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF

Reference (Reserve-Resource): 10 PP., 4 PL.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): COUNTY, NEVADA; PRIVATE REPORT, REVISED 1962, 1968,


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