The Paymaster Prospect is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,800 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: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.21472, -118.23583
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Paymaster Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Paymaster Prospect
Secondary: Black Knob Mine
Secondary: Dewitz and Dingee
District: Black Knob 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1930
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Description: Shear Zone
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR OCCURS AS DISSEMINATED CRYSTALS IN LIMESTONE CLOSE TO THE SHEAR PLANE
Comment (Development): PROPERTY WAS DEVELOPED IN 1929-32 BUT WAS NEVER PRODUCTIVE
Comment (Workings): 50-FT INCLINED SHAFT AND SEVERAL SMALL TRENCHES
Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY WAS DEVELOPED IN 1929-1932 BUT NEVER REACHED THE PRODUCTIVE STAGE. MAIN WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 50-FT. INCLINED SHAFT AND SEVERAL SMALL TRENCHES ALONG A SINGLE ZONE. ROCKS IN THE VICINITY OF THE WORKINGS CONSIST OF BEDS OF LIMESTONE BRECCIA, AND CONGLOMERATE. LIMESTONE OVERLAIN BY A GENTLY INCLINED BASALT FLOW. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: IN USBM IC 8252
Reference (Deposit): WALLACE, ET AL., 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF BUFFALO MTN. QUAD, PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES, NEVADA; USGS MAP GQ-821
Reference (Production): HMES
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.