The Wootan Prospect is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,961 feet.
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Elevation: 4,961 Feet (1,512 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.37694, -117.69806
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Wootan Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Wootan Prospect
District: Goldbanks 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: 1941
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Au-Ag
Analytical Data: 2 SAMPLES TAKEN BY THE USBM ASSAYED LESS THAN 0.1 LB/TON HG, AND A SPECIMEN OF BETTER ORE WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN A LITTLE LESS THAN 1 LB/TON HG.
Comment (Workings): 70-FOOT SHAFT, 50-FOOT DRIFT EXTENDING EAST FROM THE BASE OF THE SHAFT, AND 150 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE SHAFT; A 30-F00T ADIT.
Comment (Location): COMPRISED OF SIX CLAIMS ADJOINING THE JOE OR OLD TIMER PROSPECT. SITE IS ON EAST-FACING RIDGE WHICH SEPARATES JOHNS BASIN FROM PLEASANT VALLEY ABOVE BARTONES CREEK.
Comment (Development): MAJOR EXPLORATION DONE IN EARLY 1940S.
Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR OCCURS IN FRACTURES IN THE LIMESTONE AND SHALE.
Comment (Deposit): THIS SITE IS NOT THE SAME AS JACKPOT CLAIM (MRDS M060495), AS WAS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED. JACKPOT CLAIM IS LOCATED SOUTH OF OF WOOTAN PROSPECT, AS INDICATED IN UNPUBLISHED TINGLEY (NBMG) FILES AND MAP. THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH MRDS M242753, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED. INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., RYTUBA, J.J., AND JES, R.B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON MERCURY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: NBMG (TINGLEY) FILES.
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G.H., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8252, P. 274.
Reference (Deposit): BENSON, W.T., 1956, INVESTIGATION OF MERCURY DEPOSITS IN NEVADA AND IN MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON: USBM REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 5285, P. 50
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., AND PHOENIX, D.A., 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.