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Getchell Section 5 pit (Section 5 pit; Marshall Canyon Mine), Getchell Mine (North Pit; Center pit; South pit), Adam Peak, Potosi District, Osgood Mts, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 11' 42'' North , 117° 16' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.195, -117.273055556
A W-Au-Hg-Ag mine located in the S½SW¼ sec. 5, T38N, R42E, MDM, 4.7 km (2.9 miles) NE of Adam Peak and 2.7 km (8,900 feet) SSW of the Getchell Mine proper (located claim - mineral rights only). Discovered in 1938. Owned & operated by Getchell Mine Inc. Owned & operated by Firstmiss Gold Inc. (100.00%), Nevada (1995). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 5,000 meters. First prospected for Ag; briefly mined during the summer of 1955 for W ore.

Mineralization is a Pliocene W deposit (Mineral occurrence model information: Model code 42; USGS model code 14a; Deposit model name W skarn), hosted in diorite. Scheelite occurs in erregularly-shaped bodies and lenses and veins of coarse, glassy quartz cutting granodiorite. Local alteration includes altered granodiorite; sericitic, pyritic. Local rocks include granitic rocks and alluvial deposits.

Workings include surface openings comprised of an open pit.

Production data are found in: Willden, R. (1964).

production information: A few hundred tons of W ore.

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5 entries listed. 4 valid minerals.

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Hobbs (1948b), PhD Dissertation, University of California.

Cavender (1963), PhD Dissertation, University of California.

Hotz, P.E., and Willden (1964), Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Osgood Mountains Quadrangle Humboldt County, Nevada; USGS Professional Paper 431: 112.

Willden, R. (1964), Geology and Mineral Deposits of Humboldt County; Nevada Bureau of Mines Bulletin 59: Tb. 19.

Randol Mining Directory (1967/97), U.S. Mines & Mining Companies: 245.

USGS (1968), Professional Paper 610: 182.

Stager, Harold K. and Joseph V. Tingley (1988), Tungsten Deposits of Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 105.

Nevada Mines Direcotry (1995/96): 10, 24.

American Mines Handbook (1996): 99, 100.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10045077 & 10173820.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0320130014.

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