The Container Mine is a mercury mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,559 feet.
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Elevation: 7,559 Feet (2,304 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.85778, -118.24861
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Container Mine MRDS details
Primary: Container Mine
District: Fish Lake Valley District (White Mountain District)
Land ownership: National Forest
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: L. E. Pitts, J. L. And C. A. Mckinney Of Dyer, The A. N. Gibbs Estate Of Ojai, California
Years: 1944 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1927
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Ne-Trending Fault And Thrust Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician
Comment (Location): ABOUT 1/4 MILE WEST OF THE RED ROCK MINE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972
Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR OCCURS AS SMALL CRYSTALLINE VEINLETS AND PAINTY COATINGS IN BRECCIATED ZONES IN THE SILICIFIED HOST ROCK. IT SEEMS TO BE CONCENTRATED ALONG OR NEAR FAULTS. BRECCIATED ZONE IN QUARTZITE, RECEMENTED WITH QUARTZ. OPEN SPACE SURFACES COATED WITH IRON OXIDE. SOME DUMP SPECIMENS HAVE A FINE DUSTING OF CINNABAR SOME HG CL (?) (YELLOW MINERAL-EITHER SB OR HG CL); YELLOW BARITE CRYSTALS IN VUGS.
Comment (Production): VISIBLE RESERVES VERY LOW (1943)
Comment (Development): G.D. MILLS PRODUCED 32 FLASKS OF QUICKSILVER BEFORE SELLING IT IN 1928 TO J.L. MCKINNEY AND ASSOCIATES. FROM 1928 TO 1943 THESE OWNERS DID SOME EXPLORATORY WORK, AND IN 1941 THEY PRODUCED 33 FLASKS OF QUICKSILVER FROM HAND-SORTED ORE.
Comment (Workings): 2 ADITS CONNECTED BY A COMBINED ORE CHUTE/SHAFT THAT EXTENDS TO THE SURFACE. A SMALL GLORY HOLE CONNECTS WITH THE UPPER LEVEL BY A STOPE AND ORE-PASS. ALSO INCLUDED ARE 2 OPEN PITS AND 2 300-FT ADITS
Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT IN ROOF PENDANT OF METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Reference (Deposit): ALBERS, J.P. AND STEWART, J.H., 1972, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF ESMERALDA CO., NEV; NBMG BULL. 78,
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., AND PHOENIX, D.A., 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: UNIV. NEV. BULL. VOL. 38 NO. 5; GEOL & MIN. SER. NO. 41, P. 70.
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1982, FIELD EXAMINATION OF 15 AUGUST 1982
Reference (Production): BAILEY, E.H. AND PHOENIX, D.A. (1944), P. 70. USBM UNPUB DATA.
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.