The Erway Property is a mercury mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,199 feet.
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Elevation: 4,199 Feet (1,280 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.80083, -118.99167
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Erway Property MRDS details
Primary: Erway Property
District: Leete District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: George W. Erway
Home Office: Grass Valley, Ca..
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1943
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Argillization
Comment (Geology): BEST SHOWINGS OF CINNABAR WERE AROUND AN ACTIVE HOT SPRINGS VENT THAT WAS APPARENTLY ONCE DRILLED.
Comment (Deposit): PAINTY CINNABAR WITH GYPSUM, SULFUR IN ARGILLIZED SILICIFIED TUFF.
Comment (Location): 1/4 MILE SE OF US HIGHWAY 40 AND 1/2 MILE EAST OF FERMEY HOT SPRINGS. (EXACT LOCATION UNCERTAIN). REPORTED SECTIONS ARE ESTIMATES. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW PROSPECT PITS
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN AND SPEED, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 83
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., U. S. GEOL.URVEY, PERSONAL FILES
Reference (Deposit): BAILY,E.H., AND PHOENIX, D.A., 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: UNIV. NEV. BULL. V.38, NO.5; GEOL. AND MIN. SER. NO. 41.
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.