The Crawford Prospect is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,400 feet.
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Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.12028, -118.15306
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Crawford Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Crawford Prospect
District: Antelope Springs
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Southworth Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Description: Nw Structural Trend, Shear Zone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Jurassic
Comment (Location): ABOUT 1/4 MI. EAST OF MAIN WORKINGS OF THE MONTGOMERY MINE.
Comment (Production): IN 1940
Comment (Deposit): A BED OF BUFF SANDSTONE, SHARPLY DOWNFOLDED AND LOCALLY FAULTED, IS OVERLAIN AND UNDERLAIN BY CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE. THE ORE OCCURS IN SANDSTONE AND OVERLYING DOLOMITE.
Comment (Development): MAJORITY OF DEVELOPMENT WORK DONE IN 1940.
Comment (Geology): DOLOMITIC CONGLOMERATE LOWER UNIT OF POST-DUN GLEN STRATA.
Comment (Deposit): MAJORITY OF DEVELOPMENT WORK DONE IN 1940 AND RECOVERED 1 FLASK OF QUICKSILVER. THE WORKINGS EXPLORE A SHARPLY DOWNFOLDED, AND LOCALLY FAULTED, BED OF BUFF SANDSTONE WHICH IS OVERLAIN AND UNDERLAIN BY CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE. THE ORE IS IN BOTH THE SANDSTONE AND OVERLYING DOLOMITE AND IS SIMILAR IN CHARACTER TO THE ORE OF THE MONTGOMERY MINE WHICH EXPLORES THE SAME "HORIZON" FARTHER TO THE WEST. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41.
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G.W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM 1C 8252, P. 246
Reference (Deposit): WALLACE, ET AL, 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BUFFALO MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES, NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ - 821.
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G.W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM IC 8252
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.