The Edwin Giles Mine is a mercury mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 37.5675, -117.17361
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Edwin Giles Mine MRDS details
Primary: Edwin Giles Mine
District: Cuprite District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Intense Hydrothermal Alteration
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
Reference (Deposit): SMITH, A.M., AND CARPENTER, JAY, 1931, INSPECTION TRIP, NBMG FILE 86, ITEM
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.