The Lucky Day Claim is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,601 feet.
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Elevation: 6,601 Feet (2,012 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.32194, -117.52611
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Lucky Day Claim MRDS details
Primary: Lucky Day Claim
Secondary: Southernmost Part of Friday Group
District: Mount Tobin District
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: K. N. Meador
Years: 1976 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1964
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Local Bleaching Or Iron Staining Along Fracture Zones.
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Miocene
Comment (Commodity): PANNING OF A COMPOSITE SAMPLE GRABBED FROM A DOZEN PLACES IN THE BULLDOZED AREA YIELDED A FEW GRAINS OF CINNABAR.
Comment (Development): EXPLORATION DONE IN LATE 1960'S CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULAR GRID OF BULLDOZER CUTS FROM NEAR TOP OF RIDGE DOWN SOUTHERN SIDE.
Comment (Workings): RECTANGULAR GRID OF BULLDOZER CUTS
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., RYTUBA, J.J. AND JONES, R.B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON HG DEPOSITS OF NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89, PL. I.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
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.