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Y
CCURRENCES IN NEVADA
BY
Robert C. H o r t ~ n
Mackay School of Mines
Universify of Neva
Reno, Nevada
1963
STATE OF NEVADA
Grant Sawyer, Governor
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
Charles
J . Armstrong, President
MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES
Vernon E. Scheid, Dean
NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES
NEVADA MlNlNG ANALYTiCA~~ B O R A T ~ R ~
Vernon E. Scheid, Director
Stanley E. Jerome, Associate Director
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Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EIko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EsmeraIda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eureka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Humboldt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mineral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ormsby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pershing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Abstract
~n~roduction
Purpose and scope
Acknowledgements
rigin and occurrence of barite
Marketing and economics
Mining activity
Barite occurrences by county
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Map showing location of barite occurrences i n Nevada
(foldout inside rear cover)
Figure 1 Nevada and U S production. U S imports. and U S consumption of barite. in relation to footage drilled i n U. S oil and
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By Robert C. Horton
Barite deposits i n Nevada are concentrated w i t h i n a belt 50 to 75 miles wide
extending northeast-southwest across the center o f the State. This "barite belt"
coincides with the AntIer orogenic belt.
Fissure vein deposits are found i n the southern portion of the belt, while both
fissure vein and replacement type deposits occur i n the northern portion. The replacement deposits, sometimes referred to as bedded deposits, have been the most
productive.
The location, production, development, and geology of 60 mines and prospe,cts
i n Nevada are given i n l i s t form.
This report briefly describes each known occurrence of barite in Nevada and
pubprovides a summary of present know ledge based on a I I avai fable ~nformat~on,
lished and unpublished, some of which has not been verified by field examination *
It i s hoped that the report w i l l stimulate further exploration for barite deposits
i n the State.
nformation on barite occurrences acquired after publication of
laced on f i l e a t the Nevada Bureau of Mines, where i t w i l l be
available for examination. The ureau and the author w i l l appreciate receiving
information about other occurrences o f barite i n Nevada, as well as additional data
or corrections for the OccurrenceS described in this report.
this report w i l
~ t e d
Persons and firms interested in barite mining i n Nevada have ~ o ~ ~ j bmuch
valuabie ~ n f o r m a t ~ oton make this publication possible. Donald A. Brobsk of the
S. Geological Survey and A. C. Johnson o f the U. S. Bureau of Mines provided
geological and location information concerning many o f the properties.
Barite occurs i n fissure veins i n a l l types o f rocks and i n replacement
i n reactive rocks, usually limestone or dolomite. Residual deposits formed by the
weather~ngof barite replacement deposits are o f importance i n Missouri , Tennessee,
Georgia, and other southern States. Residual deposits have not been found i n Nevada,
but both fissure vein and replacement deposits have been mined.
rite deposits i n evada are within a belt some 50 to 75 miles wide
extending northeust-southwest across the center o f the State, as shown on the index
map, plate 1 (foldout inside rear cover)." The "barite belt" coincides with the Antler
orogenic belt as described by Roberts and others (1 958, p. 2813-2857). Although
the significance of this coincidence i s not presently known, i t is o f definite value
as a guide to future exploration.
The deposits i n the southwestern portion o f the b e l t are generally limited t
fissure vein iypes. The production from this area has not b n great, but substantia
amounts of barite have been mined and shipped to Southern alifornia The deposits
i n the northeastern h a l f o f the belt include both fissure
n and replacement type
deposits, with the replacement type having been by far the most productive. These
deposits were proba
formed by ba r ~ u m - r ~ csolutions
h
that o r ~ g ~ n u t eadt depth * In
many instances the
lacement i s so subtle that i t is d ~ ~ ~ itoc recognize
u ~ t
the difference between the barite and the unreplaced limestone without hefting a specimen
to estimate i t s specific gravitye The absence of both accessory minerals such as pyrite
and galena, common i n many barite deposits, and o f visible alteration affects, has
led some observers to conclude that the barite i s o f sed~mentaryorigin. The term
"bedded deposits" has been used i n the literature i n some instances to avoid the
genetic implications of the terms "replacement" and "sedimentary. 'I Detailed geologic
mapping may answer the question o f origin, but i t presently appears that the barite
occurs i n formations o f widely differing ages, suggesting a replacement origin. In
addition, the presence of numerous fissure vein deposits suggests that the "bedded
deposits" are epigenetic
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Sales o f barite increase or decrease i n p r o p o r ~ i o nto increases or decreases i n
Although there are many uses for barite, the industry
depends on the w e ~ ~ - ~ ~market
i ~ ~ jfor
n g
over 90 percent of i t s sales. Barite used
i n dr i ll in g muds must usually meet the following requirements: contain a minimum
o f 92 percent BaS84 (barite), be free of soluble salts, have a specific gravity of
at least 4.2, and 90-95 percent of the material must p a s s cp 325-mesh screen.
o i l we fl- drilling a c t i v i t y .
Most o f the Nevada barite p r o d u c t ~ o nis used i n w e l l drilling i n ~ u ~ ~ f o r n ~ a ~
w i t h the exception o f the barite produced by the 5aroid ivision, National Lead
Company. This company operates the Rossi mine i n Elko County and ships much of
the mine production to a company-owned chemical plant a t Modesto, California.
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Plate 1 i s a greatly reduced copy of Nevada Bureau of Mines Map 6, showing
individual occurrences o f barite i n Nevada.
The Magnet Cove Barium Corp. operates a n upgrading a n d grinding plant at Battle
M o u n t a ~ nN~e v . for t h e roduction o f barite drilling mud. These two companies
a r e t h e p r i n c i p a l produc rs of b a r i t e in the United States a s well a s in Nevada.
are many sma I ler barite prod
s in Nevada, most 5f whom sell their production
to c o m m e r c ~ agrinding
~
plants in
erally e s t a b l i s ~ e dby a contract between the
rices paid for crude
d e barite was quoted a t $16.00 per short ton
r a n d the grinding plant
roducer must sell directly to a comrnia in ~ e p t e m b e r ,196
rnercial g r ~ n d i n gp l a n t or f a c e t h e usually p r o h ~ b i t ; vcost
~ of establ~shinga sales
a n d disk.: bution o r g a n i ~ a t i 5 n
a r i t e i s a tow-profit bulk c o m m o d ~ at ~n d the most important single economic
i s the cost of t r a n s p o r t a t ~ o n ~Nevada barite cannot compete in the Gulf Coast
area with barite imported from North frica and elsewhere, because of the low cost
of ocean transportation as compared to railroad transportation. Mining costs a r e also
important a n d most barite i s mined by surface methods, although Some underground
mines in Nevada have operated successfully
N e v a d a a n d U S production a n d U * S consumption and imports of barite,
i n relation to U. S. o i l well-drilling activity from 1945 through 1961 a r e shown i n
figure 1.
General references d e s c r ~ b ~ nthe
g geology, mining, processing, a n d marke~ing
of barite are:
" ~ n d u s t r ~ aMinerals
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and Rocks," 1960, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, a n d Petroleum Engineers, New York, N . Y e
Barite p r o d u c t ~ o nbegan in Nevada in 1907 when a small amount of barite was
mined a t the American Barite mine in Esmeralda County. The Yerington mine in
rmsby County is mentioned a s having produced barite in 1909. The Crystal m i n e
i n Mineral County was a n active producer from '1916 through 1919, and again during
the 1920's and early 1930's.
The development of t h e present N e v a d a barite industry began during the late
1930's. Nevada barite mines have produced over 1,300,000 short tons of barite with
a value i n excess of $8,500,000. Most of this production has come from the replacement type deposits in the Battle Mountain-Carlin a r e a of Lander, Eureka, and Elko
Cow nti e s
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Figure 1.
Nevada and U. S. p r o d u c t i o n , U. S. imports, a n d U. S.
t o f o o t a g e d r i l l e d i n U S . o i l a n d gas wells.
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consumption
of
borite,
in r e l a t i o n
BW
The fo1 lowing list describes the barite occurrences
evada by counties.
ospect, or grou i s numbered and may be lo
on plate 1 I by m x l n 5 of
spect has been described
ber. References are given whenever a mine
i n previous l ~ t e r ~ t uWhere
~ e ~ n o references are given t h e information has been col~ ~ ~ n ~with
c a the
t ~most
~ nreiected t h r o ~ gpersonal
~
observafion or by ~ r i ~ ~a ot m
liable known ~ n ~ o r ~ ~usual
n t sly, mine owners or o ~ e ~ a t ~ r s .
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~ a ~ a r ~ oec t
Geology:
rospecf pits and short adit.
osits i n Tertiary volcanic rocks.
served at four ~ o c a ~ ~ t i e s
near the SE corner of
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~
mine; in a ~
nd i n the Root mine.
while
m ~ n ~ zinc,
f l ~
lead, copper, silver, and gold,
ts i n ~ ~ m e s t o ~ ~ ~
8%*
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4. Jungo group
Location:
Production:
Refere nees :
Other names:
Location:
Ownership:
Prod~ct~on:
Deve lopment:
Geology:
Extensive cqre dri I ling, detai Is unknown
Unknown
ng. Mining Jour., 1957, p. 1
Sun Creek mine; Hunter mine.
6 . 76 Creek prospect
Locat i o n:
Production:
A p ~ r o x ~ m ~ SW
% e 1~/4
y T. 46,
None
Unknown
Reported as a vein type deposit.
7 . Prunty prospec%
Locati on:
Production:
Deve lopment :
Geology:
A ~ ~ r o x ~ ly
m a 1t /~2 T * 44 N e t R
None
Unknown
Reported as a vein type deposit.
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8. Rytting prospect
Loc a ti on :
Production:
Development:
Geology:
Approximately see 21 T. 3
None.
Unknown.
Reported as small irregular replacement deposits crlon
bedding plane in limestone.
9 , Anacabe prospect
Loc a t i o n:
Produc tion :
Deve lopment:
Geology:
T, 39 N., R.
52
E.
Unknown, probably none.
Unknown.
Reported as a bedded type deposit.
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10, G a y lord prospect
Sec. 9 (?)! T. 38 N., R e 52
None known.
E.
known
eported us a bedded type deposit.
1 1 . Joun kuura prospect
ec. 9 (31, T. 3
n.
~ e p ~asra tbedded
~ ~
. ~ s ~ ~ b mri n~e o k
1 , a, 37 No, R e 5%E.
fed by the ~ s ~ ~ b r o~ oa kr ~ Ct oe,
~
~
~as a# bedded
r t type
~ deposit.
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14.
'8. 37 N., R . 49
{vision, ~
a L
~ # ~ a ~ ~ ~ n :
n u ~ ~ ofe open
r
pits.
lucement type deposit.
15. Big Three
ther names:
Location:
ec f
Chaliebois Big Four prospect
Sec. 34, T. 36 N O P
None.
um~rousbu I ldozer cuts
arrow veins of barite
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o
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ine ~ o w n t a ~mine
n
bout 50 tons i n I
References:
N ~ r r o wveins of ~ ~ p ~ r e
ianella, 1948,
Snow White pros
Other names:
Locati on:
Production :
eve~opment:
Geology:
None.
19.
Eoc a ti on:
nknown
Geology:
- some
rife reported a s b r e ~ c ~
fi aa Oin
Age
e
t ~n~ersect~o~
nknown - some
Development:
Geology:
1
Barite King an
nknown
eported as barite veins i n carbon
ed ~ u r 1907-9
~ n ~91 9 ,
s a n d small open
d fissure veins i n l i m e s t o n e .
ccur in the vein.
, T.
3
s.,
n a cherty
R. 4
stone^
spec t
N., R. 52 E ,
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efe re n 6:es:
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e~miningn i e ~ ~ - z j n sc -
alf t h e o r e in r n e ~ ~ l ~ r e~p l~a [email protected] - r ~ ~ s
m e n t d e p o s i t s in limestone.
rnons, 1910, p. 99.
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0. Bear mine
Location:
nership:
Production:
5.
Sec. 19, T. 26 N., R . 53 E .
Unknown.
Estimated 5,000 tons o f 96-9
during 1948-49.
Several open pits.
Barite occurs i n layers wp to 6 feet thick r e p ~ a ~ ~ n ~
limestone along bedding planes.
Sander's mine
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Location :
Ownership:
Prodwc tion:
eve lopment:
Geology:
NW ? / 4 sec. 5, SW 1/4 sec. 8, T. 3
Baroid Division, National Lead Co.
Over 1,000 tons.
Unknown.
Reported as barite vein type deposit
N e t R. 41 E.
26. Tomlinson-MvI linix prospect
Location :
15 miles southwest of W;nnemucca , a t C lear Creek.
Geology:
None known.
Unknown.
Unknown.
7, Shelton Baryte No. 1 mine
Location :
Ownership:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
SW 1/4sec. 18, T. 32 N., R. 47 E,
Edith Shelton, Battle Mountain, Nevada.
Over 10,000 tons.
Numerous open cuts.
Barite replacement bodies i n limestone.
28. Argenta mine
Other names:
Loca tio n :
Production:
Ownership:
D eve lopment:
Geology:
References:
Barium King mines; Nevada Barite mine.
S E 1/4 sec. 13, NE 1/4 sec. 24, Y e 32 N., R .
NW 1/4 sec. 19, T. 32 N., R . 47 E.
Over 1 00,000 tons.
Milwhite Mud Sales Co.
Extensive open pits and open cuts.
Large barite replacement deposits i n limestone
Gianella, 1940, p. 3.
Vanderburg, 1939, p. 54.
a
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44 E.,
29. Small prospect
Location:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
sec. 31, T. 32 N., R . 47 E.
Unknown a
Unknown.
Reported as a bedded type barite deposit.
SW 1/4
30. "Unnamed prospect''
Loc at ion :
Production:
Deve fopment:
Geology:
31
.
sw 1/4see.
1
, T.
31
N., R.
47 E.
None
~nknown
Reported as a bedded type barite deposit
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"Unnamed prospect''
Location:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
Sec. 10, T.
31 N,, R. 42 E., and sec, 6, T, 31 N., R. 43 E.
Barite-chalcopyrite veins i n the HavaIlah (Permian) Formation
32. Pleasant View mine
Development:
Geology:
References:
i l l t o p Barium mine.
Valley View mine;
Sec. 2, T. 30 N., W e 46 E .
Food ~ a c h ~ n e and
r y Chemical Corp.
Over 10,000 tons.
Open pits.
Barite replacement deposits i n limestone and shale.
ianella, 1940, p. 3.
Vanderburg, 1939, p. 53.
33. Bateman Canyon mine
Location:
wnership:
Production:
evelopment:
Geo fogy:
References:
NW 1/4 sec. 5,
T. 30 M., R. 46 E.
Clark, Cowlter, Fisher, and M i l l e r o f Battle Mowntain,
Nevada, Leased to Food Machinery and Chemical Corp
Over 1 0,000 tons.
Open cuts and pits.
Barite replacement deposits in limestone.
Gianelia, 1940, p. 4.
34* hancaster-Caud le group
Other names:
Locat ion:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
References:
Lewis Canyon mine.
SW 1/4 sec. 25, T. 30 N., R e 45 E.
Unknown
Unknown.
Vein deposits o f barite in shale.
Vanderbwrg, '1939, p. 54.
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35. Start- Grove prospect
Location:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
References:
SE
1/4sec.
36, T, 30 N., R . 45 E .
Unknown.
Unknown.
Barite replacement deposit i n limestone.
Emmons, 1 91 0, p. 126.
Gianella, 1940, p. 4.
Vanderburg, 1939, p. 54,
36. White Rock mine
Location:
Ownership:
Production:
D ev e I opment :
Geology:
Near center of sec 7, T. 29 N I R. 47 E,
Paul R e Sloan.
Over 10,OOQ tons,
Unknown *
Reported as a bedded type barite deposit
I
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37. King Gulch prospect
Location:
Production :
Development:
Geology:
NE 11’4sec.
6, T. 28 N., R. 47 E.
None known.
Unknown.
Reported as a vein type barite deposit a
38. Greystone mine
Other names:
Location:
Ownership:
Production:
Geology:
References:
Big 4 mine; Standard Group.
Secs. 23, 24, 25, 26, T. 28 N,, R. 45 E.
George Dyer, W . G. Lee, Lee Hand, and A l v i n Layton,
Battle ~ o u n t a ~ nNevada;
,
leased to Magnet Cove
Barium Corporation
Over 100,008 tons.
Reported as bedded deposits o f barite i n chert and shale.
Brobst, 1958, p. 113.
39. M ount a~nSprings mine
Location:
Ownership:
Production :
D eve Iopme nt:
Geology:
References:
Secs. 5, 6, T. 28 N., R. 44 E .
Food ~ a c h i n e r yand Chemical Corp.
Over 100,000 tons.
A number of open pits.
Barite replacement deposits i n thin-bedded limestone interbedded w i t h chert, siliceous a r g i l life, and argillite
o f the Pumpernickel (Pennsylvanian) Formation *
Brobst, 1958, p. 1 1 3.
Ferguson and others, 7951
.
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40. Bald Mountain prospect
Location:
Production :
Development:
Geology:
Sec. '16, T. 25
None.
Unknown.
Unknown.
N.,R .
47
E.
41. Laurent mine
ther names:
Location:
Prod uc tion:
evelopment:
Geology:
References:
Last Choice Group.
9.5 miles southeast of Austin and 1 mile north of Highway 50,
approximately sec. 8, T . 18 N . , R . 45 E .
Unknown, probably small,
Surface cuts and short adi ts.
Reported as a series of veins i n monzonite.
Vanderburg, 1939, p. 79.
42. Lucky Boy prospect
Loc a ti o n :
Production:
Deve lopme n t :
Geology:
At Camp Bradshaw, near Elgin.
Unknown.
Unknown.
Unknown.
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43. Highland Group
eo logy:
References:
Eagleville Barite mine.
T. 14 N., R . 34 E.
Fred Steiner, Sparks, Nevada.
Over 10,000 tons.
Three shafts a n d two adits; total underground workings of
3,500 feet.
Reported as fissure veins in andesite porphyry.
Gianella, 1940, p. 2.
Vanderburg, 1937, p. 29.
44. Gravity mine
Location:
Production:
Bev e I opm en t
Geology:
T. 11 N., R . 30E.
None *
Unknown.
Barite occurs in lenses i n a brecciated rhyolite.
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45. Crystal Barite mine
Other names:
Loca ti o n :
Ownership:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
References:
Kinkaid (Kinkead) Barite mine.
Sec. 21, T. 8 N . , R . 32 E .
G A. Peterson and H y m e n Werner, Mina, Nev
Unknown, estimated at 1,000 tons plus.
Extensive underground workings developed by shafts.
Barite veins i n the Excelsior ( ~ ; d d Triassic)
~e
~or~ation.
Vanderburg, 1937, p. 39.
H i l l , 1916, p. 250,
46, Cowden-Knowles prospect
Location:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
Sec. 12, f . 6 N./ R. 34 E.
Unknown
Unknown.
Unknown.
47. Annett group
Location:
Prod uc tio n :
Development:
Geology:
References:
Sec, 2 (?), 1. 4 N., R . 33 E.
None.
Short adit and several small open cuts.
Reported as a series of parallel veins averaging 6 feet in width
Vanderburg, 1937, p. 43.
48. Noquez Barium mines
Other names:
Location :
Ownership:
Production:
Development :
Geology:
Columbus mine.
Sec. 23 (?), T. 4 N., R . 34 E .
C H Noquez, Basalt, Nevada *
Over 10,000 tons.
Large open cut.
Unknown.
. .
49. "Candelaria prospects"
Location:
Ownership:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
Ref ere nces:
Sec. 2, T. 3 N . , R . 35 E.
Unknown.
Reported as 200 to 2,000 tons.
Numerous open cuts.
Fissure veins i n the Candelaria (Lower Triassic) Format~on
and i n felsite dikes.
Page, 1959, p. 60.
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50.
Little
Summit mine
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Other names:
Location:
Ownership:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
References:
Giroux mine.
Sec. 8 (?), T. 3 N., R. 34 E .
L. D. and R. J . Giroux, Reno, Nev.
Unknown, estimated as less than 1 ,000 tons.
Numerous open cuts.
Barite veins i n the Palmetto (Ordovician) Formation
ROSS, 1961 p. 78.
,
5'1. Little Mountain prospect
Locati o n:
Production :
Development:
Geology:
T. 3 N., R . 32 E .
Unknown
Unknown.
Unknown.
52. B and L mine
Location :
Production:
Development:
Geology:
T, 1 N., R. 33 E.
Small shipments reported.
Unknown.
Unknown.
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53. Northumber land prospect
Location:
Production:
Deve lopment:
Geology:
Sec, 18 (?)!
Unknown.
Unknown.
Unknown.
1. 13
N., R.
46 E .
54. Summit Creek mine
Location:
wnership:
~rodu~t~on~
Deve lopment:
Geology:
55
N
?/2 T. 13 N., R . 42 E.
Operated by the Reliable eat Co., Sun Francisco, Calif.
Over 1,000 tons.
Open cuts and a single crosscut and drift.
Barite replacement lens i n the Diablo per mi an^ Formation
Warm Springs mine
Location:
Production:
Development:
Ges logy:
Sec, 19, T. 4 N., R. 50 E.
Less than 9 ,000 tons.
Small open cuts.
Barite replacement veins i n limestone.
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56. Jumbo mine
Sec. 34, T. 3 N., R. 47 E.
Chemical and Pigment Company.
Over 10,000 tons.
Open pit.
Barite replacement deposit i n limestone.
Hewett and others, 1936, p. 150, 151.
Kral, 1951, p. 57.
Location:
Ownership:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
References:
n
57. Yerington mine
T. 15
N., R . 21
E.,
i n Brunswick Canyon.
Unknown, but probably less than 1,000 tons,
Unknown.
Unknown.
Overton, 1947, p. 43.
Stuart, 1909, p. 148.
Location:
Production:
Development:
Geology:
References:
nt
FS
58. Sugar Loaf prospect
Approximately T. 32 N., R. 40 E.
Unknown
Unknown
Reported as a vein type barite deposit.
Location :
Production :
Development:
Geology:
Albritton, C. C., Jr., Richards, Arthur, Brokaw, A . L., and Reinemun~, J . A.,
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U, S.
Alpha, 9
American Barite mine, 9
Anacabe prospect, 6
Annett Group, 14
Argenta mine, I 0
B and L mine, 15
Bald Mountain prospect, 13
arite King and Queen Group, 8
arium King mines; see Argenta
mine, 10
Bateman Canyon mine, 1 1
Bear mine, 10
Bechtel claims; see Barite King
and Queen Group, 8
Big 4 mine; see Greystone mine, 12
i g Three prospect, 7
"Candelaria prospects", 14
Chaliebois Big Four prospect(?); see
Big Three prospect, 7
Columbus mine; see Noquez Barium
mine, 14
Congress prospect, 9
Cowden-Know les prospect, 14
Crystal Barite mine, 14
Dixie claims; see Snow White
prospect, 8
Eagleville Barite mine; see
Highland Group, 13
Estabrook mine, 7
Gaylord prospect, 7
Giroux mine; see L i t t l e Summit
mine, 15
Goodsprings district , 5
Gravity mine, 13
Greystone mine, 12
Heavy Spar prospect, 8
Highland Group, 13
Hilltop Barium mine; see Pleasant
View mine, 11
Hunter mine; see Wildcat Barium
mine, 6
Jenkins Ranch Lease; see Estabrook
mine, 7
Joan Laura prospect, 7
Jones Marvel mine, 7
Jumbo mine, 16
Jungo Group, 6
King Gulch prospect, I2
Kinkaid (Kinkead) Barite mine; see
Crystal Barite mine, 14
Klinger prospect, 5
Lagarto prospect, 5
tancaster-Caudle Group, 11
Last Choice Grou , see Laurent mine, 43
Laurent mine, 13
Lewis can yo^ mine; see LancasterGroup! 11
L i t t l e Mountain prospect, 15
Little Summit mine, 15
Lucky Boy prospect, 13
Maggie Creek mine, 9
Mountain Springs mine, 12
Nevada Barite mine; see Argenta mine, 10
Noquez Barium mine, 14
Northumberland prospect, 15
Old Whalen mine; see Alpha prospect, 9
Pine Mountain mine, 8
Pleasant View mine, 11
Potosi district; see Goodsprings district, 5
Prunty prospect, 6
Rossi mine, 7
Rytting prospect, 6
Sander's mine, 10
Seventy-Six Creek prospect, 6
Shelton Baryte No. I mine, 10
Small prospect, 11
Snow White prospect, 8
Standard Group; see Greystone mine, 12
Starr Grove prospect, 12
Sugar Loaf prospect, 16
Summit Creek mine, 115
Sun Creek mine; see Wildcat Barium
mine, 6
T o m l ~ n s o n - M u ~ prospect,
~in~~
10
Valley View mine; see Pleasant View
mine, 11
Warm Springs mine, 15
White Rock mine, 12
Wildcat Barium mine, 6
Yellow Pine district; see Goodsprings
district, 5
Yerington mine, 16
Y
I Lagarto Prospect
2 Klinger Prospect
3 Goodsprings D i s t r i c t
29
30
31
32
33
4
34
J u n g o Group
Barium Mine
7 6 Creek P r o s p e c t
P r u n l y Prospect
Rytting Mine
Anacabe Prospect
Gaylord P r o s p e c t
Joan L a u r a Prospect
Estabrook Mine
Jones M a r v e l M i n e
i?OSsl
Mine
Big Three Prospect
Heavy S p o r Pr
Pine Mountain
Snow W h i t e Prospect
Unnamed Prospect
Unnamed Prospect
35
36
37
38
5 Wlldcat
6
7
8
9
10
I I
I2
I3
14
I5
16
I7
I 8
19
20
39
40
41
Small Prospect
Unnamed P r o s p e c t
Unnamed Prospect
P l e a s o n t View M i n e
Bateman Canyon Mine
b a n c a s t e r - Caudle G r o u p
S t a r r Grove Prospect
White R o c k M i n e
K i n g Gulch P r o s p e c t
Greystone M i n e
Mountain Springs Mine
Bald Mountain Prospect
Lauren! Mine
L
42 L u c k y
Y
21
B a r i t e K i n g &% Queen G r o u p
2 2 American B a r i t e M i n e
5 9 Congress P r o s p e c t
2 3 M a g g i e Creek Mine
2 4 Alpho Prospect
6 0 Bear M i n e
Bog, P r o s p e c t
Highland Group
Gravity Mine
Crystal B a r i t e M i n e
Cowden - Knowles Prospect
Annett Group
Naquez B a r i u m M i n e
C a n d e l a r i a Prospects
50 Little Summit Mine
51 L i t t l e M o u n t a i n Prospect
52 B and L M i n e
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
Y
53
54
55
56
Northumberland
Summit Creek
Warm S p r i n g s
Jumbo Mine
PRODUCTION IN TONS OF BARITE W I T H
SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF 4 . 2 OR M O R E
2 5 Sander's Mine
2 6 Tomlinson - M u l l i n i x P r o s p e c l
370
-t
Prospect
~r
I
A
1-100
Pro5pect
100 - I000
1000-10,000
Over 10,000
Sugar
Loaf
Prospect
NOTE:
Mine and prospect numbers correspond t a those
listed in descriptions beginning O n p a g e 5.
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location of
barite occurrences i n ~ e v a ~ a .
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