The Jackpot Claim is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,518 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 5,518 Feet (1,682 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.34611, -117.72750
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Jackpot Claim MRDS details
Primary: Jackpot Claim
District: Goldbanks 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: Walter And Dorothy Low
Years: 1955 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Breccia-Filling
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
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
Comment (Deposit): SPORADIC HIGH-GRADING OPERATIONS DURIN1943-59 PRODUCED A FEW FLASKS OF MERCURY. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M060495, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED. THIS IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH WOOTAN (AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED), WHICH IS MRDS M242753 AND LOCATED NORTH OF JACKPOT. UNPUBLISHED TINGLEY (NBMG) FILES AND MAP SHOWS TWO DISTINCT SITES.
Comment (Location): ON EAST FLANK OF EAST RANGE. SHOWN ON KENNEDY CANYON TOPOGRAPHIC MAP AS "PROSPECT" ON NORTH SIDE OF GARDEN CANYON.
Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR OCCURS IRREGULARLY ALONG FRACTURES IN LIMESTONE AND A SEGMENT OF THE UNDERLYING SHALE.
Comment (Workings): SHAFTS.
Comment (Geology): FROM JOHNSON AND BAILEY FILES.
Comment (Production): SEVERAL TONS OF ORE YIELDED $80/TON AG IN 1867, AND $1.920/TON AG IN 1868.
Comment (Development): CONSIDERABLE EXPLORATION, INCLUDING SINKING A AFT TO 80 FEET AND DIAMOND DRILLING, BUT ABANDONED IN 1958.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G, 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 56-57.
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8252, P. 274.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., UNPUBLISHED DATA ON NEVADA MERCURY DEPOSITS: USGS FILES.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H. AND PHOENIX, D.A., 44, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 1984, FIELD OBSERVATIONS: NBMG UNPUBLISHED (TINGLEY) REPORT.
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.