White Caps Mine

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The White Caps Tungsten Mine is "located at the southeast corner of Winnemucca Lake" at S21 T24N R24E. at 4600 ft on a small peak of the Truckee Range[1]. The mine is named for the quartz "blowout" located above the mine, which is visible for miles. The mine is also named the "White Blowout Mine".[2]

The mine was in operation in the 1950s, when between 1 and 10 tons of 60% WO3 concentrates were shipped.

In 1944, the mine was owned by H.S. Turner, Carl Stoddard and Fred Crosby. Previously it was owned by the Southern Pacific Company.[2]

In 1962, the mine was owned by Fred Crosby of Sutcliffe.

In 2014, APN 079-320-15 is owned by Eugene Gabrych, a large land owner.

References

  1. John W. Gourley, "The Whitecap Tungsten Mine," 1962.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Paul C. Bateman, "White Blowout Tungsten Prospect," 1944.

External Resources

  • Mindat "White Caps"
  • GNIS "White Caps Mine"
    • Citation: "Bonham, Harold F. and Papke, Keith G. 'Geology and Mineral Deposits of Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada' Reno: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 70, 1969, 140pp. Describes the mining districts, mines, mills, and resources of the mentioned counties. PL2"
    • Variant Name: Crosby Mine: Citation: "Bonham, Harold F. and Papke, Keith G. 'Geology and Mineral Deposits of Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada' Reno: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 70, 1969, 140pp. Describes the mining districts, mines, mills, and resources of the mentioned counties. PL2"
  • 39.941466, -119.285697
  • References from Gourley: