The Basic Mccoy Mine Mercury Mine is a mercury mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,200 feet.
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Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.86778, -117.48944
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Basic Mccoy Mine Mercury Mine MRDS details
Primary: Basic Mccoy Mine Mercury Mine
Secondary: Ruby Group
Secondary: Quicksilver Mines Co.
Secondary: Liquid Metal
Secondary: United Mercury
Secondary: Mccoy Mine
District: Wild Horse District
Owner Name: Melvin And Mabel Mccoy And Others
Home Office: C/O Basic Resources Corp. Rt. 1 Box 345-A, Fallon, Nv. 89406
Time Period: To 1962
Material type: HG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^10 Lb/Ton
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1916
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: IRREGULAR , POD
Description: Reg.Trends: Northerly
Description: North - Trending Anticline
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Early Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Development): DMEA CONTRACT RECOMMENDED DENIED IN 1956 PRESENTLY PRODUCING AND DEVELOPING (1970).
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD IS AN UDATED VERSION INCLUDING INFORMATION FROM M055450 WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED. ; INFO.SRC : BAILE
Comment (Reserve-Resource): NO MEASURED OR INDICATED RESERVES
Comment (Deposit): 1942 - 1943 "THE MATERIAL THAT REMAINS IN SIGHT IS OF LOW GRADE"
Comment (Workings): PRODUCING, DEVELOPING, 1970.
Comment (Location): COUNTY - LINE PROBLEMS. MCCOY ON QUAD TOPO MAP NW.
Comment (Geology): 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
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PERSONAL FILES
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
Reference (Deposit): ROSS AND DANE, 1942, THE WILD HORSE QUICKSILVER DISTRICT, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 931 - K.
Reference (Deposit): GALLAGHER, M.J., 1970, NEVADA MINES, MILLS & SMELTERS - IN OPERATION AS OF JULY 1, 1970: STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES, CC., NV., P. 14.
Reference (Production): USBM UNPUB DATA
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.