The Pershing Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,459 feet.
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Elevation: 4,459 Feet (1,359 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.13694, -118.16778
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Pershing Mine MRDS details
Primary: Pershing Mine
Secondary: Lovelock Quicksilver
Secondary: Adamson Property
District: Antelope Springs
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: United Mercury Corp.
Years: 1965 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Discovery Year: 1912
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Description: Relief Fault (Thrust) ; Reg.Trends: N 40 W
Description: Nw Normal Fault; Overturned Anticlinorium
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: YIELD 57 LB HG/FT.
Analytical Data: 4 LB/TON HG
Comment (Reserve-Resource): ESTIMATED RESERVES FOR 3000 FL (1942)
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1912. MINING BEGAN 1916. PRODUCTION YEARS 1916-17, 1928-30, 1942-44, 1946. THE MINE EXPLORES PARTS OF TWO NARROW NORTH WESTERLY TRENDING ESCHALON RIDGES ABOUT 2 MILES LONG. LARGEST PRODUCER IN DISTRICT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): SEC. 8, SW 1/4 SEC. 9; N 1/2 SEC. 16; UTM TAKEN AT MAIN ADIT SEC. 8.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS AS OF 1949. LAST OPERATED 1958.
Comment (Development): PRODUCTION YEARS 1916-17, 1928-30, 1942-44, 1946
Comment (Deposit): TWO NARROW ECHELON RIDGES ARE FORMED BY CARBONATES CUT BY DIABASE DIKES. THE STRATIGRAPHIC UNITS CONSIST OF SHALE OVERLAIN BY BLACK SANDSTONE, OVERLAIN BY THIN LAYER OF BUFF SANDSTONE, OVERLAIN BY CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE. THE BUFF SANDSTONE LAYER IS FOLLOWED AS A "KEY BED" IN THE UNDERGROUND MINING. MOST OF THE ORE BODIES OCCUR WHERE CINNABAR FILLS NUMEROUS IRREGULAR FRACTURES OR AS DISSEMINATED CRYSTALS IN THE UNBROKEN ROCK. DEPOSITS ARE FOLDED AND FAULTED INTO NW TRENDING RIDGES. SOUTH PART OF AREA-FANGLOMERATE; NORTH PART-BASALTS.
Comment (Geology): CARBONATES CUT BY DIABASE DIKES. STRATIGRAPHIC UNIT CONSISTS OF SHALE OVERLAIN BY BLACK SANDSTONE, OVERLAIN BY THIN LAYER OF BUFF SANDSTONE, OVERLAIN BY CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE. THE BUFF SANDSTONE LAYER IS FOLLOWED AS A "KEY BED" IN THE UNDERGROUND MINING. MOST OF THE ORE BODIES OCCUR WHERE CINNABAR FILLS NUMEROUS IRREGULAR FRACTURES OR AS DISSEMINATED CRYSTALS IN THE UNBROKEN ROCK. DEPOSITS ARE FOLDED AND FAULTED INTO NW TRENDING RIDGES. SOUTH PART OF AREA-FANGLOMERATE; NORTH PART-BASALTS. ; GEOL.DESC: CARBONATES CUT BY DIABASE DIKES ; MAJOR.UNITS: UPPER TRIASSIC - LOWER JURASSIC SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Reference (Deposit): LAWRENCE, F.C., 1963, ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 61, P. 167
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA; USBM 1C 8252, P. 249-250.
Reference (Production): USBM UNPUB DATA
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41, P. 164
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.