The Camera Mine is a mercury and gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,401 feet.
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Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)
Commodity: Mercury, Gold
Lat, Long: 40.27583, -117.59167
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Camera Mine MRDS details
Primary: Camera Mine
Secondary: Tempo Claims Cover the Area
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2672
Secondary: Patrick Claims
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: Campbell, Lyle (Has The Tempo Claims Which Cover This Area.)
Years: 1969 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1956
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Au-Ag
Description: Shear Zone
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2672
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = MOUNT TOBIN (1961) 1:625000
Comment (Development): PROPERTY WAS INACTIVE AT TIME OF EXAMINATION IN 1985. A SMALL AMOUNT OF EXPLORATORY WORK WAS DONE HERE IN 1957-60 WHEN BUCHANAN OWNED THE CLAIM; LATER THE GROUND WAS -RELOCATED BY LYLE F. CAMPBELL AT LEAST TWICE; FIRST IN 1968 AS- THE TEMPO NO. 84 CLAIM, AND AGAIN IN 1972 AS THE PATRICK NO. -3 CLAIM. NO RECENT ACTIVITY ON CLAIM.
Comment (Deposit): SHEAR ZONE. BRECCIA ZONE IN SILICIFIED LIMESTONE. BRECCIA CEMENTED WITH SILICA; BRICK RED HEMATITE COATING FRACTURE SURFACES- IN BRECCIA; SOME SURFACES COATED WITH BLADED WHITE CALCITE CR-YSTALS. 30-FT WIDE BRECCIA ZONE IS EXPOSED TO THE SE ALONG STR-IKE FOR 200-300 FT. N40-50E-TRENDING SET OF WHITE QUARTZ VEINS- CUT BY THE BRECCIA ZONE
Comment (Workings): PROSPECT PIT; 15-FT EXPLORATORY SHAFT
Comment (Geology): A FULL PAN OF MATERIAL FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE DUMPS YIELDED MORE THAN 30 GRAINS OF CINNABAR
Comment (Deposit): EXPLORED FOR MERCURY DURING THE PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE EUREKA MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 19 JUN 85, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.