Linka Mine

The Linka Mine is a tungsten mine located in Lander county, Nevada.

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: Linka Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 39.32917, -116.83639

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Linka Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Linka Mine
Secondary: Garnetite Mine


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Spencer Hot Springs District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Peer, Gale
Home Office: Austin, Nevada

Owner Name: Utah International, Inc.


Production

Year: 1956
Time Period: 1951-1956
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Ave. 0.98% W03
Year: 1944
Time Period: 1943-1944
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Ave. 0.6% Wo3


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1943
Discovery Year: 1941
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
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: W skarn


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Roberts Mountains Thrust


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Powellite
Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Hyalite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE LINKA CONSISTS OF 3 SEPARATE CONTIGUOUS SCHEELITE-HEARING TACTITE OCCURRENCES. THE LINKA DEPOSIT IS NEAR VERTICAL, PARALLELING THE INTRUSIVE CONTACT

Comment (Workings): THE MAIN LINKA PROPERTY IS DEVELOPED BY A 210-FT VERTICAL SHAFT AND ONE WORKING LEVEL AT 150-FT. THE HILLSIDE SECTION TO THE SOUTHEAST IS DEVELOPED BY A 100-FT INCLINED SHAFT AND HAS NO RECORDED PRODUCTION.

Comment (Geology): THE HOST ROCK IS A GARNET-EPIDOTE TACTITE, PERHAPS THE ANTELOPE VALLEY LIMESTONE. IT APPEARS TO BE FOLDED AND FRACTURED WITH BEDDING APPEARING VERTICAL. ORE GRADE MATERIAL HAS BEEN MINED DOWN TO THE 150 FT LEVEL, WHERE CONTACT WITH A HIGHLYFRIABLE, IRON-STAINED, COARSE-GRAINED GRANODIORITE IS EVIDENT. THE CONTACT DIPS 45-50 DEG TO THE ESE. A LATER, POSSIBLY QUARTZ MONZONITE INTRUSIVE IS EVIDENT. ACIDIC DIKES ARE ALSO PRESENT.

Comment (Deposit): TUNGSTEN WAS DISCOVERED IN THE LOW HILLS EAST OF SPENCER HOT SPRINGS BY STEVE LINKA OF AUSTIN, WHO LOCATED THE GARNETITE GROUP OF CLAIMS IN FEBRUARY 1941. SOME EXPLORATION IN 1943. THE PROPERTY WAS ACTIVE INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE NEXT 13 YEARS. IT IS DDEVELOPED BY OPEN PITS AND SHALLOW SHAFTS ALONG AN ORE ZONE THAT STRIKES NORTH AND DIPS MODDERATELY TO STEEPLY WEST. ALTHOUGH THE ORE SHOOTS THAT HAVE BEEN MINED WERE SMALL, THE GRADE WAS GOOD, AND THERE IS A GOOD POSSIBILITY THAT SIMILAR ORE SHOOTS ARE PRESENT ALONG THE CONTACT ZONE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THEMINE. A DEPOSIT WIDTH OF 20-30 FT IS INDICATED. SHAFTS ARE OPEN TO THE 150-FT LEVEL, BUT SUPPOSEDLY REACH TO THE 250-FT LEVEL. SOME STOPES ARE OPEN. DRILLING WAS PROGRESSING IN 1978; THE PROPERTY HAD BEEN CLOSED SINCE 1957. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT


References

Reference (Deposit): KRAL, V.E., 1953, UNPUBLISHED REPORT IN CONQUEST AND LINKA TUNGSTEN PROPERTIES, SMOKY VALLEY: NBMG FILES.

Reference (Deposit): JONES, R.B., AND BONHAM, H.F., JR., 1978, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON CONQUEST AND LINKA MINES; NBMG FILES.

Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1978, UNPUBLISHED REPORT OF EXAMINATION OF LINKA-CONQUEST TUNGSTEN PROPERTY, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: PERSONAL FILES OF J.V. TINGLEY.

Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITSOF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL.88.