The Warm Springs is a mercury mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.51583, -117.09917
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Warm Springs MRDS details
Primary: Warm Springs
Secondary: Lime Cap
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1939
Discovery Year: 1935
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 Hg
Description: Deposit Surrounded By Hot Spring Sinter Material
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Country Rock Oxidized And Argillezed
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1930'S
Comment (Production): LESS THAN 20 FLASKS TOTAL PRODUCTION
Comment (Development): PERIODS OF PRODUCTION FROM 1939-1941 AND 1955-1956
Comment (Deposit): NARROW VEIN, N85E, 85S ALONG A FAULT IN ALTERED RHYOLITE TUFF.
Comment (Geology): CINNABAR OCCURS IN A NARROW VEIN THAT STRIKES N85E AND DIPS 85S ALONG A FAULT IN ALTERED RHYOLITE TUFF, DATE AT 24 M.Y.
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW SHAFT SEVERAL PITS
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT OCCURS IN A SMALL ISOLATED HILL LESS THAN 1 MILE WEST OF HIGHWAY 8A. IT WAS DISCOVERED DURING THE 1930'S WITH PERIODS OF PRODUCTION FROM 1939 TO 1941, AND 1955 TO 1956. TOTAL PRODUCTION WAS LESS THAN 20 FLASKS. WORKINGS CONSIST OF A SHALLOW SHAFT, AND SEVERAL PITS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF LANDER CO. NEV, N.B.M. BULL 88
Reference (Deposit): USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 40, REFERENCE NO. 3201500204
Reference (Deposit): MCKEE E.H. & STEWART J. (1968) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE CEDARS QUAD, USGS OPEN-FILE MAP
Reference (Production): STAGER, H.K., 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.