The Bunker Hill Group is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,921 feet.
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Elevation: 4,921 Feet (1,500 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.17361, -118.19333
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Bunker Hill Group MRDS details
Primary: Bunker Hill Group
Secondary: Henry-Olesen Lease
District: Antelope Springs
Owner Name: O. H. Olsen And C. E. Grrella
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1928
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Description: Relief Fault (Thrust); Synclinorium; N60w Normal Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): CORNER OF SECS. 29,30,31,32; 1 MI. NW OF JUNIPER MINE.
Comment (Development): PROPERTY WAS FIRST DEVELOPED IN 1932
Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR OCCURS WITH SMALL CALCITE VEINLETS IN LIMESTONE, IS LOCALLY DISSEMINATED IN THE LIMESTONE, AND FORMS CRUSTS AROUND FRACTURES IN BROKEN ROCKS.
Comment (Geology): CINNABAR OCCURS WITH SMALL CALCITE VEINLETS IN LIMESTONE, IS LOCALLY DISSEMINATED IN THE LIMESTONE, AND FORMS CRUSTS ALONG FRACTURES IN THE MORE BROKEN ROCKS.
Comment (Deposit): THE BUNKER HILL GROUP OF SIX CLAIMS AND TWO FRACTIONS IS LESS THAN A MILE NORTHWEST OF THE JUNIPER MINE. PROPERTY WAS FIRST DEVELOPED IN 1932 AND PRODUCED 6 FLASKS OF QUICKSILVER FROM 1936-1939. THE WORKINGS ARE IN GRAY TO BLACK LIMESTONE WITH SOME INTERBEDDED SHALE. LOWER UNIT OF POST-DUN GLEN STRATA. SILTY ARGILLITE AND CLEAN SANDSTONE WITH UNIT OF DOLOMITE BRECCIA-CONGLOMERATE. ; INFO.SRC : BAILEY E H
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: IN USBM IC 8252, P. 246.
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: IN USBM IC 8252
Reference (Deposit): WALLACE, ET AL, 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BUFFALO MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES, NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ - 821.
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.