The Eastern Star Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,501 feet.
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Elevation: 4,501 Feet (1,372 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.1275, -118.16111
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Eastern Star Mine MRDS details
Primary: Eastern Star Mine
District: Antelope Springs
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: Warner Meissner
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1912
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Description: Relief Thrust (Reverse); Overturned Anticlinorium; Nw Normal Fault; Sandstone-Dolo. Contact.
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Geology): LOWER UNIT OF POST-DUN GLEN STRATA-U. TRIASSIC AND L. JURASSIC
Comment (Development): PRINCIPAL PERIODS OF ACTIVITY 1928-30 AND 1941-43
Comment (Deposit): ROCKS IN AREA INCLUDE NORTH TRENDING BEDS OF SANDSTONE, SHALE, AND CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE. THE MINE OCCURS IN THE SAME FORMATION AS THE MONTGOMERY MINE.
Comment (Deposit): EASTERN STAR MINE IS ON PERSHING RIDGELONG WITH PERSHING, MONTGOMERY AND LORI MINES. THE RELATIVELY HIGH PERMEABILITY AND THE INTENSE FRACTURING OF THE CONGLOMERATE ARE PROBABLE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE MERCURY MINERALIZATION, DISCOVERED IN 1912. PRINCIPAL PERIODS OF ACTIVITY 1928-30 AND 1941-43. OCCURS IN THE SAME GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS AS THE ADJOINING LORI MONTGOMERY MINES. ROCKS IN AREA INCLUDE NORTHERLY TRENDING BEDS OF SANDSTONE, SHALE AND CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITOF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG, BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): SILBERLING AND WALLACE, 1969, STRATIGRAPHY OF THE STAR PEAK GROUP (TRIASSIC) AND OVERLYING LOWER MESOZOIC ROCKS, HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA: USGS PP 592, P. 45.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. (IN PRESS)
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM 1C 8252, P. 246-247
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.