Container Mine

The Container Mine is a mercury mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,598 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.

Mine Info

Name: Container Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation: 7,598 Feet (2,316 Meters)

Commodity: Mercury

Lat, Long: 37.86028, -118.25222

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Container Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Container Mine


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Fish Lake Valley District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Lee Pitts


Production

Year: 1957
Time Period: To 1957
Material type: HG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^3-5 Lb/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1927
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: White Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Thrust Fault And A Ne Trending Normal Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Barite


Comments

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF TWO ADITS CONNECTED BY A SHAFT, A SMALL GLORY HOLE, SEVERAL OPEN PITS, TRENCHES, AND TWO SHORTADITS.

Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT IN ROOF PENDANT OF METAMORPHIC ROCKS ; GEOL.DESC: ORE IN ROOF PENDANT

Comment (Reserve-Resource): VISIBLE RESERVES VERY LOW, 1943


References

Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PERSONAL FILES

Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41

Reference (Deposit): ALBERS AND STEWART, 1972, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF ESMERALDA COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 78

Reference (Deposit): ROBINSON AND CROWDER, 1973, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DAVIS MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, ESMERALDA AND MINERAL COUNTIES, NEVADA AND MONO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: USGS MAP GQ - 1078.

Reference (Deposit): 5) HOLMES, G.W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM IC 8252

Reference (Production): USBM UNPUB DATA


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.