The Red Bird Mine is a mercury mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,800 feet.
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Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.84278, -117.66278
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Red Bird Mine MRDS details
Primary: Red Bird Mine
Secondary: Red Bird Group
Secondary: Red Bird Prospect
District: Bernice District (Wildhorse)
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: Shaw, Glen L.
Home Office: Fallon
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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
Description: Thrust Fault
Description: North-Trending Block
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): NE OF THE SHOSHONE CANYON ROAD 6 MI. NW OF THE PASS WHERE THE ROAD CROSSES THE DRAINAGE DIVIDE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Production): THE CALCINE DUMP CONTAINS SEVERAL HUNDRED TONS OF MATERIAL, AND TH E REPORTED PRODUCTION OF 49 FLASKS HG IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE SIZE OF T HE DUMP.
Comment (Development): ORE FROM THE RED BIRD MINE WAS REPORTED AT THE SITE IN A 2-INCH P IPE RETORT, NOW DISMANTLED
Comment (Workings): THE SIZE OF THE WASTE DUMP SUGGESTS WORKINGS TOTALLING SEVERAL HU NDRED FEET.
Comment (Deposit): ORE/OCCURS IN FRACTURES IN BOTH LIMESTONE AND SILTSTONE JUST BELO W FAULT CONTACT. UPPER PLATE IS TRIASSIC DOLOMITE
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, R. AND R.C. SPEED, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF C HURCHILL CO., NV.; NBMG BULL. 83
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM IC 8252
Reference (Production): WILLDEN & SPEED, 1974, P. 63.
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.