Cherokee Mine

The Cherokee Mine is a tungsten mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,099 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Cherokee Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 38.88111, -119.58028

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Satelite image of the Cherokee Mine

Cherokee Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cherokee Mine
Secondary: Tungsten Hills
Secondary: Walker Maus


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Gardnerville


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1943
Year Last Production: 1955
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR BUNCHES


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Scheelite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ADJACENT PROPERTY IS THE SITE OF THE ALPINE MILL WHICH WAS KNOWN AS THE LOUFECK MILL IN PRIOR YEARS. IN JULY OF 1953 , 50 TO 75 TONS WERE BEING HANDLED BY ROD MILLING CLOSED CIRCUIT WITH A SCREEN. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Workings): MINE WORKINGS DID CONSIST OF FOUR SHALLOW SHAFTS , A SHORT ADIT AND NUMEROUS PITS AND TRENCHES. NOW THE AREA OF SHAFTS AND ADIT HAS BEEN OPEN PITTED AND CONSISTS OF A N80W TRENDING PIT ABOUT 200 FT. BY 40 FT. BY 30 FT. DEEP.

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE INTERBEDDED WITH HORNFELS; FELSITE DIKES INTRUDE THE SECTION WHICH INCLUDES LIMESTONE WITH SKARN, AND QUARTZ CHLORITE PHYLLITE. LOCALLY IRON-STAINED SMOKEY-GRAY QUARTZ VEINS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SKARN. THE FELSITE DIKES ARE ASSUMED TO BE RELATED TO THE SAME QUARTZ MONZONITE PORPHYRY AT THE ALPINE/GARDNERVILLE MINE TO THE SOUTH. QUARTZ MONZONITE WITH ABUNDANT STOCKWORK VEINING CROPS OUT IMMEDIATEDLY SOUTH OF THE CHEROKEE MINE PIT.

Comment (Development): WORKED BRIEFLY BTWN 1943-44 BY CARSON VALLEY TUNGSTEN OPERATIONS, AND AGAIN BTWN 1954-56 BY SEVERAL OPERATORS.

Comment (Location): 1/2 MI. NORTH OF GARDNERVILLE MINE

Comment (Production): COMBINED PRODUCTION WORTH 25,013 DOLLARS


References

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, J. G., 1969 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LYON, DOUGLAS AND ORMSBY COUNTIES, NEV., NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES, BULLETIN75 .

Reference (Deposit): UNPUBL. DMEA COMMODITY SPECIALIST INFORMATION.

Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., AND TINGLEY, J.V., 1988, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN NEVADA, NBMG BULL 105

Reference (Deposit): ROXLO, K., AND RANTA, D.E., 1982, PINE NUT PROJECT, 1982 PROGRESS REPORT, CLIMAX MOLYBDENUM CO. REPORT

Reference (Production): F( 1 )