The Montgomery Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,400 feet.
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Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.12222, -118.15389
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Montgomery Mine MRDS details
Primary: Montgomery Mine
District: Antelope Springs
Owner Name: Stanford Bunce And Roy Haukins
Years: 1965 -
Owner Name: Utex Exploration Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1924
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)-N40w ; Reg.Trends: N 40 W
Description: Anticline Trending N60w;
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: YIELD OF 16 LB HG/FT
Analytical Data: ORE RAN 1-5 LBS HG/TON
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION SOMETIMES RECORDED WITH JUNIPER MINE, PERSHING CTY.
Comment (Development): DEVELOPED IN 1929 BY NEVADA QUICKSILVER CO. WORKED BY VARIOUS LESSEES FROM 1933. IN 1960 THE MINE WAS BEING DRILLED BY UTEX EXPLORATION CO.
Comment (Workings): FLOODED BELOW 80 FT (1942)
Comment (Location): 1500 FT. SE OF THE PERSHING MINE, SE 1/4 SEC. 16
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1924. DEVELOPED IN 1929 BY NEVADA QUICKSILVER CO. WORKED BY VARIOUS LESSEES FROM 1933. IN 1960 THE MINE WAS BEING DRILLED BY UTEX EXPLORATION CO. A VEIN 10 TO 14 INCHES WIDE STRIKING N40W AND DIPPING 30 DEGREES SW CONTAINS CINNABAR, STIBNITE AND BIECCIATED FRAGMENTS OF LIMESTONE. VEIN IS CONTINUOUS FOR 40 FEET. THE HILL THAT CONTAINS THE MME IS DOMINANTLY A BROAD ASYMMETRICAL ANTICLINE WHOSE AXIS TRENDS ABOUT N60 DEGREES W. WITHIN THE ANTICLINE ARE SEVERAL BROKEN ZONES AND FAULTS OF SMALL DISPLACEMENT. THE ORE IS LOCALIZED ALONG THE UPPER CONTACT OF THE SANDSTONE AND IN THE OVERLYING DOLOMITE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): A VEIN 10 TO 14 INCHES WIDE STRIKING N40W AND DIPPING 30 DEGREES SW CONTAINS CINNABAR, STIBNITE AND LIMESTONE FRAGMENTS. THE VEIN IS CONTINUOUS FOR 40 FT. THE VEIN IS LOCALIZED ALONG THE CONTACT OF SANDSTONE AND OVERLYING DOLOMITE, AND CINNABAR FILLS FRACTURES.
Comment (Geology): ORE BODIES LARGELY DUE TO THE FILLING OF FRACTURES IN DOLOMITE AND BUFF SANDSTONE BY CINNABAR. SIMUTANEOUS DEPOSITION OF CINNABAR AND STIBNITE. DEPOSITS ARE FOLDED AND FAULTED INTO NW TRENDING RIDGES. SOUTH PART OF AREA-FANGLOMERATE; NORTH-BASALTS. ; GEOL.DESC: SIMULTANEOUS DEPOSITION OF CINNABAR AND STIBNITE ; MAJOR.UNITS: UPPER TRI - LOWER JUR SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
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. 163
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
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.