The Red Lode Prospect is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 feet.
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Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.09333, -117.86222
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Red Lode Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Red Lode Prospect
Secondary: Linda K., Victory
Secondary: Red Cap, Red Hat Claims
District: Table Mountain 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: E. J. Bottomley
Years: 1973 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1943
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Workings): AREA WAS ORIGINALLY EXPLORED BY A FEW SHALLOW SHAFTS, LATER SHORT ADITS WERE EXTENDED INTO THE HILL AND MORE RECENT EXPLORATION HAS BEEN DONE IN THE SAME AREA BY BULLDOZING. MAIN OPENING IN 1981 WAS AN OPEN CUT 100 FT WIDE, 70 FT INTO HILL ON SOUTH SIDE, WHICH DUG OUT ABOUT AN OLD ADIT, SOME OF WHICH REMAINS. FOUR SHALLOWER DOZER CUTS ABOVE MAIN ONE. VERY SMALL 2-PIPE RETORT ON PROPERTY WITH SMALL PILE OF BURNT ORE.
Comment (Deposit): SEDIMENTARY ROCKS ARE CONSIDERABLY SHEARED AND CONTAIN HARD BLOCKS AND LENSES OF SILICIFIED LIMESTONE AND QUARTZITE LOCALLY STAINED WITH JAROSITE AND IRON OXIDES. MAIN FRACTURES TREND NORTHERLY AND DIP EASTWARD. THE ORIGINAL MINING DONE HERE FOLLOWED A LIMESTONE-SHALE CONTACT ALONG WHICH CINNABAR OCCURRED AS COARSE CRYSTALS DISSEMINATED IN THE LIMESTONE. IN 1981, VERY LITTLE LIMESTONE OR CINNABAR WAS VISIBLE IN THE BULLDOZED EXPOSURES.
Comment (Location): NE OF FENCEMAKER CYN ROAD ON SMALL HILL.
Comment (Production): A FEW FLASKS OF MERCURY WERE PRODUCED.
Comment (Development): FIRST DEVELOPED AS THE VICTORY PROSPECT BY ITS LOCATORS IN 1943-44, BUT ABANDONED WITHOUT PRODUCTION. IN 1956, CURTIS DAVIS AND C.R. CARPENTER LOCATED THE 4 LINDA K. CLAIMS APPARENTLY ON THIS GROUND AND IN 1957 THEY REPORTED PRODUCTION OF A COUPLE OF FLASKS HG. THE LINDA K. PROPERTY WAS LEASED TO UTEX URANIUM IN 1959 BUT TITLE WAS DROPPED AFTER 1960. IN 1963 THE GROUND WAS RELOCATED BY E.J. BOTTOMLY AND R.J. STORMS. FROM 1967 TO 1970 EXPLORATION AND PERHAPS SOME MINING DONE HERE BY CANYON STATE MINING CO., BUT SINCE 1957, NO PRODUCTION HAS BEEN RECORDED.
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA, IN USBM IC 8252.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., RYTUBA, J.J., AND JONES, R.B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON HG DEPOSITS OF NEVADA, WITH FIELD REPORT.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULLETIN 89, PL. 1.
Reference (Production): HOLMES, 1965
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.