Flying Cloud Mine (Oddie and Giovanni; Babcock), Marietta District, Mineral Co., Nevada, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° 24' 31'' North , 118° 38' 6'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||38.40881,-118.63513|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
Deposit: Tactite is hard and compact containing garnet, some quartz, hornblende, calcite, and a litte diopside and scheelite. Tactite was shattered after formed and the fractures were healed by veinlets of NE W garnet with much quartz and some diopside, amphibole and scheelite. Most of scheelite in these veinlets. Tungsten claims on crest of high ridge and rather difficult of access. Deposit contains an estimated 25,000 tons of tactite averaging 0.5% wo3. ; info.src : 1 pub lit
Geology: The main ore body caps the ridge and dips from crest toward Willo W Creek at angle of about 30 degrees
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3 valid minerals.
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66 - 145 Ma
|Felsic phaneritic intrusive rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
Description: Granodiorite, granite, and related rocks make up the largest group of granitic intrusions exposed in Nevada. They are present in every county, and are especially abundant in west-central Nevada in an arcuate belt along the border with California extending north and eastward towards Idaho.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.