Rossi Mine

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodity Barium-Barite

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044826
MRDS ID M232435
Record type Site
Current site name Rossi Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.71954, 40.59934 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Lander

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 032N 047E 31 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Barium-Barite Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Barite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
    Rock unit name Slaven Formation;Slaven Formation
    Rock description Slaven Formation;Slaven Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.71954, 40.59934

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Deposit In Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn. Thrust

Ore body information

  • General form STRATA-BOUND, BLANKET

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Stratigraphic Chert

Comments on the geologic information

  • BEDS OF BARITE OCCUR INTERCALATED WITH LIMESTONE AND CHERT IN THE SLAVEN FORMATION

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No

Mining district

District name Argenta

Comments on the production information

  • OVER 100,000 TONS, COMBINED PAST PRODUCTION AND EXISTING RESERVES AS OF 1977.

Comments on development

  • AS OF 1977, PAST PRODUCTION AND EXISTING RESERVES TOTALLED OVER 100,000 TONS BARITE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M232435

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MITCHELL W.A. (1977) GEOLOGY OF BEDDED BARITE DEPOSITS, NORTH-CENTRAL NEVADA, MS THESIS UNR

  • Deposit

    STAGER H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO., NEV., N.B.M. BULL 88

  • Deposit

    USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 184, REFERENCE NO. 3201500060

  • Production

    MITCHELL, W.A., 1977.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit BARITE INTER BEDDED WITH CHERT AND LIMESTONE
Deposit AS OF 1977 PAST PRODUCTION AND EXISTING RESERVES TOTALED OVER 100,000 TONS OF BARITE (MITCHELL A.W.). ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 Kirkham, Richard A. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology