Basic Mccoy Mine Mercury Mine

  

Mine Info

State: Nevada

County: Lander

Elevation: 5,200 feet (1,585 meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 39.86778, -117.48944



Basic Mccoy Mine Mercury Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Basic Mccoy Mine Mercury Mine"
Secondary: "Ruby Group"
Secondary: "Quicksilver Mines Co."
Secondary: "Liquid Metal"
Secondary: "United Mercury"
Secondary: "Mccoy Mine"
Primary: Mercury
State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Wild Horse District
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Melvin And Mabel Mccoy And Others
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office: C/O Basic Resources Corp. Rt. 1 Box 345-A, Fallon, Nv. 89406
Info Year:
Years: -

Year: 1962
Time Period: To 1962
Mined:
Material type: HG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^10 Lb/Ton
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type:
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method:
Milling Method:
Year First Production: 1918
Year Last Production:
Discovery Year: 1916
Discovery Method:
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

Name:
Form: IRREGULAR , POD


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Type: R
Structure:
Description: Reg.Trends: Northerly
Type: L
Structure:
Description: North - Trending Anticline
Alteration Type: L
Alteration:
Alteration Text: Silicification
Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Early Triassic
Age Old:
Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Ore: Metacinnabar
Ore: Calomel
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Gypsum
Gangue: Stibnite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Barite


Comments

Comment Type:
Development
Comment DMEA CONTRACT RECOMMENDED DENIED IN 1956 PRESENTLY PRODUCING AND DEVELOPING (1970).
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment THIS RECORD IS AN UDATED VERSION INCLUDING INFORMATION FROM M055450 WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED. ; INFO.SRC : BAILE
Comment Type:
Reserve-Resource
Comment NO MEASURED OR INDICATED RESERVES
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment 1942 - 1943 "THE MATERIAL THAT REMAINS IN SIGHT IS OF LOW GRADE"
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment PRODUCING, DEVELOPING, 1970.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment COUNTY - LINE PROBLEMS. MCCOY ON QUAD TOPO MAP NW.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment MODERATELY FOLDED AND FAULTED TRIASSIC SILICEOUS CONGLOMERATE, SANDSTONE, LIMESTONE AND DOLOMITE, TILTED AND OVERLAIN BY NEARLY FLAT - LYING TERTIARY FANGLOMERATE AND RHYOLITE. ; MAJOR.UNITS: LOW AND MID TRIASSIC SEDIMENTARY ROCKS


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BAILEY, E. H., U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PERSONAL FILES
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ROSS AND DANE, 1942, THE WILD HORSE QUICKSILVER DISTRICT, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 931 - K.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: GALLAGHER, M.J., 1970, NEVADA MINES, MILLS & SMELTERS - IN OPERATION AS OF JULY 1, 1970: STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES, CC., NV., P. 14.
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: USBM UNPUB DATA
URL:

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A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

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