The Cinnabar Hill Mine is a mercury mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,902 feet.
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Elevation: 4,902 Feet (1,494 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.16139, -118.58111
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Cinnabar Hill Mine MRDS details
Primary: Cinnabar Hill Mine
Secondary: Robinson Quicksilver Cinnabar Hill Group - Merged Record M231018
District: Holy Cross District
Owner Name: A. L. Robinson, A. K. Dalby, C. M. Smith, H. C. Smith, E. Pierce, B. P. Hartman
Years: 1943 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1938
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Replacement
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene
Analytical Data: 140 PPM HG - SAMPLE FROM MINE (WILLDEN AND SPEED)
Comment (Reserve-Resource): PROBABLY NO RESERVES
Comment (Workings): THE PROPERTY IS DEVELOPED BY SEVERAL SHAFTS AND ADITS ON SHEAR ZONES IN RHYOLITE TUFFS. THE SHAFT WITH THE LARGEST DUMP IS ON A CONSPICUOUS SHEET ZONE THAT TRENDS N85 DEGREES W AND DIPS 75 DEGREES N. THE ALTERED ROCK IN THE ZONE IS STAINED WITH MANGANESE AND IRON OXIDES, AND A SAMPLE OF IT CONTAINED 140 PPM MERCURY. SEVERAL OTHER PROSPECT PITS AND SHALLOW SHAFTS IN THE VICINITY ARE ON SHEARED AND ALTERED VOLCANIC ROCKS. SAMPLES OF FOUR OF THESE CONTAINED UP TO 100 PPM MERCURY (WILLDEN AND SPEED, P.75).
Comment (Location): MINE SHOWN ON TOPO SHEET CTR NE/4 SW/4 SEC. 13 PER WILLDEN AND SPEED
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1940, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: USBM IC 7093
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN AND SPEED, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 83
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G.W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM IC 8252
Reference (Production): USBM UNPUB DATA
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
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.