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Lincoln mine (Tem Piute mine; Emerson mine; North Tempiute; South Thumb; Tempiute; Wah Chang Tungsten Mine), Tem Piute District, Lincoln Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 38' 33'' North , 115° 37' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.64276, -115.63087

Tactite. No. 1 (Moody) zone and No. 4 or Grubstake zone.

Deposit: General location: about 99 km west of Caliente. Domain: private and BLM administered. General size of ore body: large mining method: shrinkage stoping,open pit mill: on-site,inactive;milling method,scheelite floation product: WO3 concentrate, past production: several million kg of tungsten metal rec.

Commodities: Tungsten

Mineral List

28 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Permian - Carboniferous252.17 - 358.9 MaCarboniferous-Permian sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks

Permian - Devonian252.17 - 419.2 MaDevonian-Permian sedimentary


Mississippian - Devonian323.2 - 419.2 MaShale, siltstone, sandstone, chert-pebble conglomerate, and limestone

Major:: {shale},Minor:: {limestone},Incidental:: {siltstone, sandstone, conglomerate, dolostone (dolomite), chert, quartzite}

SHALE, SILTSTONE, SANDSTONE, CHERT-PEBBLE CONGLOMERATE, AND LIMESTONE-Includes units such as Pilot Shale, Joana Limestone, Chainman Shale, and Diamond Peak Formation in northern and eastern Nevada and Narrow Canyon Limestone, Mercury Limestone, and Eleana Formation in southern Nevada

The Pilot Shale, Joana Limestone, and Chainman Shale has been previously mapped as the White Pine Group (Hose and Blake, 1976). The stratigraphic units included in this map unit vary in relative abundances of lithologies as well as thicknesses, anywhere from less than one hundred feet to a few thousand feet. Generally the units located in the north thin southward and vice versa. Almost all of the units have some combination of all ofthe lithologies listed below. In southern Eureka County, there is an outcrop included in this unit which Roberts and others, 1967, maps as part of the Newark Canyon Formation, a unit of shale and sandstone with limestone and conglomerate of Early Cretaceous age; this unit is not included in the age coding below although it could be lithologically similar to the rest of this unit. The Elena Formation is at least 7,700 feet thick; the Elena is lithologically similar to the Chainman Shale and Diamond Peak Formation (Cornwall, 1972).

References for regional geology:

Data provided by

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.

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Binyon, E. o., G. h. Holmes, Jr., and a. c. johnson. Investigation of the Tem Piute Tungsten Deposit, Lincoln County, Nevada. Bumines RI 4626, 1950, 16 Pp.

Buseck, P. r. Contact Metasomatism and Ore Deposition, Tem Piute, Nevada. Economic Geology and Bull. Soc. Economic Geology, V. 62, No. 3, 1967, Pp. 331-353.

Stager, H.k., and Tingley, J.v. Tungsten Deposits in Nevada. NV. Bureau of Mines and Geol. Bulletin 105, 1988, P. 109-110.

Wiegand, J. Variation in Composition of Three Granitic Stocks Associated with Ore Deposits, Lincoln County, Nevada. M.s. thesis, Columbia Univ., New York, NY, 1961, 104 Pp.

Wyant, D. g., and D. m. lemmon. Tungsten Deposits in the Tem Piute District, Lincoln County, Nevada. U.s. geol. Surv. Ofr 51-89, 1951, 12 Pp.

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