Edwin Giles Mine

The Edwin Giles Mine is a mercury mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Edwin Giles Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Esmeralda

Elevation:

Commodity: Mercury

Lat, Long: 37.5675, -117.17361

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Edwin Giles Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Edwin Giles Mine


Commodity

Primary: Mercury
Secondary: Sulfur
Secondary: Silica


Location

State: Nevada
County: Esmeralda
District: Cuprite District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Intense Hydrothermal Alteration


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sulfur
Ore: Cinnabar


Comments

Comment (Development): ORIGINALLY PROSPECTED FOR SILICA, AND A QUANTITY OF VERY PURE SILICA WAS SHIPPED TO THE PACIFIC COAST

Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR DISSEMINATED THROUGHOUT ALTERED VOLCANICS

Comment (Workings): PROSPECT PITS, 60-FT SHAFT

Comment (Location): ABOUT 0.25 MILE WEST OF THE ECLIPSE


References

Reference (Deposit): SMITH, A.M., AND CARPENTER, JAY, 1931, INSPECTION TRIP, NBMG FILE 86, ITEM


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts 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.