The Alpine Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,800 feet.
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Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.22667, -118.09361
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Alpine Mine MRDS details
Primary: Alpine Mine
Secondary: Alpine Prospect
District: Spring Valley District; Fitting District; American District
Land ownership: Private
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: H. E. Simpson, J. Omar
Years: 1943 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Ne Structural Trend
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): E/2 SW/4 NW/4 SEC. 7
Comment (Reserve-Resource): NO RESERVES
Comment (Development): PROPERTY WAS DEVELOPED BY MR. LAWRENCE IN 1924, MR.WILEY IN 1926, BERT DOWNING IN 1928, FRANK TESSIER AND O. E. SW-AN IN 1930 AND H. E. SIMPSON AND JACK OMAR IN 1940. IN 1942 IT- WAS RELOCATED BY SIMPSON, WHO HELD IT UNTIL AT LEAST 1948, BU-T REPORTED NO MINING OR PRODUCTION. IT IS REPORTED THAT SEVERA-L YEARS AGO, 2 FLASKS OF MERCURY WERE RECOVERED FROM ORE PACKE-D DOWN FROM THE MINE IN 50-POUND SACKS AND TAKEN TO RETORTS AT- FITTING. LITTLE DEVELOPMENT SINCE 1943
Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR FORMS CRYSTALLINE BUNCHES IN FE & MN-STAINED CALCITE VEIN AND SMALL ISOLATED LENSES.ALONG CONTACT OF VEIN AND LIMESTONE. CINNABAR ALSO COATS THE SHEARED WALLS OF THE VEIN. SOME PIECES OF THE ORE ARE RETORT GRADE
Comment (Workings): A 25-FT SHAFT (INCLINED) AND A FEW OPEN CUTS; SMALL STOPE ALONG DOWNWARD EXTENT OF VEIN
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): JOHNSON, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. (IN PRESS)
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: IN USBM IC 8252
Reference (Deposit): 5) SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY...NORTHERN NEVADA AND NORTHWESTERN UTAH - SUMMARY OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF 1955 - 1961: VOL. 1, SO. PACIFIC CO., SAN FRANCISCO, 94105.
Reference (Deposit): 6) WALLACE, ET AL, 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BUFFALO MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES, NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ - 821
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., RYTUBA, J. J., AND JONES, R. B., UNPUBLISHED DATA ON MERCURY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
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.