The Vulture Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,721 feet.
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Elevation: 4,721 Feet (1,439 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.18139, -118.20972
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Vulture Mine MRDS details
Primary: Vulture Mine
Secondary: Good Spot Prospect
Secondary: Big V
Secondary: Vulture Group
District: Antelope Springs
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Harold'S Club Mining Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Description: Upper Plate Of Thrust Fault; Over Turned Anticlinorium
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Geology): CINNABAR OCCURS IN THE FAULT AS SMALL VEINLETS AND CAVITY FILLINGS.
Comment (Production): 2 - PIPE RETORT (1943)
Comment (Development): EXPLORED DURING 1941-43 WITHOUT PRODUCTION. IDLE UNTIL 1954-55
Comment (Location): ABOUT 1 MI. NW OF JUNIPER MINE
Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR OCCURS IN A FAULT AS SMALL VEINLETS AND CAVITY FILLINGS. FAULT CUTS CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE.
Comment (Deposit): VULTURE GROUP COMPRISES A GROUP OF 3 CLAIMS. EXPLORED DURING 1941-43 BY VARIOUS LESSEES BUT NO PRODUCTION MADE. REMAINED IDLE UNTIL 1954-55 WHEN OPERATIONS PRODUCED A FEW FLASKS OF MERCURY. 2-PIPE RETORT BUILT IN 1943. AREA IS UNDERLAIN BY CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE WHICH IS CUT BY A WEAKLY MINERALIZED FAULT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM 1C 8252
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
Reference (Deposit): WALLACE, ET AL, 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BUFFALO MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES, NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ - 821.
Reference (Deposit): 5) BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
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.