The Tip Top Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,300 feet.
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Elevation: 7,300 Feet (2,225 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.27222, -117.58750
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Tip Top Mine MRDS details
Primary: Tip Top Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2673
District: Mount Tobin District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1958
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Along Fault Zone; Kaolinized Shale
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2673 IS A DUMP SAMPLE OF JASPEROID AND GOSSAN
Comment (Location): NEAR THE TOP OF A SHARP PEAK 1.5 MILES ENE OF EUREKAMERCURY MINE, REACHED BY A VERY STEEP 4WD ROAD THAT BRANCHES F-ROM THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE EUREKA DEPOSIT.
Comment (Development): L. E. CARLTON AND OTHERS FIRST LOCATED THE CLAIMS IN 1958, BUT IN 1959, TITLE WAS OBTAINED BY J. G. BUCHANNON, WHO- DID A MODEST AMOUNT OF EXPLORATION THERE IN 1959 AND 1960.
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ-CEMENTED BRECCIA ALONG N80E, 70 NW FAULT ZONE IN GREY LIMESTONE IS EXPOSED IN SMALL PROSPECT PIT ON THE RID-GE ABOVE THE MAIN PIT. AT THE PIT, THE ZONE STRIKES N60E. IN T-HE PIT, THE STRUCTURE IS ABOUT 20 FT WIDE AND CONTAINS CRUSHED- LIMESTONE, KAOLINIZED SHALE, SOME RED-BROWN JASPEROID. JASPER-OID IS LACED WITH CLEAR SILICA VEINLETS AND CONTAINS CLOTS OF -PULVURENT LIMONITE. IN FAULT ZONE, SILICIFIED QUARTZ-CEMENTED -BRECCIA. CALCITE VEINLETS, FLUORITE? IN VUGS IN BRECCIA.
Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT; PROSPECT PIT ON RIDGE NE OF MINEA SINGLE ADIT WHOSE SMALL DUMP SUGGESTS LESS THAN 20O FT OF WORKINGS.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. (IN PRESS)
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1985, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION 6/19/85
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Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., RYTUBA, J. J. AND JONES, R. B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON NEVADA MERCURY DEPOSITS
Reference (Deposit): BURKE, D. B., 1972, USGS OFR 77-141
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.