The North Fork Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 feet.
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Elevation: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.83417, -118.34028
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North Fork Mine MRDS details
Primary: North Fork Mine
Secondary: Mercury King
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: Southern Pacific Railroad
Years: 1936 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1942
Discovery Year: 1941
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Ne-Trending Fault
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): LOCATED IN 1941 WITH SMALL PRODUCTION IN 1942-43. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF ADITS AND DRIFTS CONNECTED TO A 13-FOOT SHAFT, AND NUMEROUS OPEN CUTS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): ON ALPHA MOUNTAIN
Comment (Production): PROSPECTING BEGAN IN 1936, NO ORE HAD BEEN SHIPPED YET AT TIME OF REPORT. AVERAGE VEIN MATERIAL VALUE IS $25/TON. ARSENOPYRITE VEINS CARRY AU VALUES UP TO $70/TON.
Comment (Workings): ADITS, DRIFTS, OPENCUTS
Comment (Geology): VEINLETS AND CRUSTS OF CINNABAR LINE FRACTURES IN A SHEAR ZONE CROSSING SANDSTONE & CONGLOMERATE.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICK SILVER DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 41
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA; USBM 1C 6902
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977
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.