The Badger Mine is a mercury and gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,601 feet.
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Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Commodity: Mercury, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.32833, -117.52528
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Badger Mine MRDS details
Primary: Badger Mine
Secondary: Wild Rose Claim No. 1
District: Mount Tobin 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.
Owner Name: B. A. Schofield
Years: 1979 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Location): NEAR CANYON FLOOR IN UPPER PART OF THE NORTH FORK OF GOLCONDA CANYON ABOUT 0.5 MILE EAST OF MT TOBIN MINE; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = MOUNT TOBIN (1961) 1:625000
Comment (Deposit): ADITS EXPLORE AREAS OF CONCENTRATION OF NARROW WHITE QUARTZ VEINS THAT LOCALLY CONTAIN 0.25 MM CRYSTALS OF PYRITE.- ALTHOUGH THE PROSPECT IS LISTED AS A MERCURY CLAIM BY JOHNSON- (1977), PANNING OF A LARGE SAMPLE TAKEN FROM VARIOUS PLACES -IN BOTH DUMPS YIELDED ABUNDANT PYRITE BUT NO CINNABAR. PERHAPS- THE MAIN METAL BEING SOUGHT HERE WAS GOLD RATHER THAN MERCURY
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS (NEARLY CAVED IN 1980) CONSIST OF 2 ADITS DRIVEN N INTO QUARTZITE FOR OVER 100 ? FT JUDGING BY SIZE OF DU-MPS
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1984 FIELD EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., RYTUBA, J. J. AND JONES, R.B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON HG DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.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.