The Storm Prospect is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,098 feet.
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.
Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.08444, -117.87611
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Storm Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Storm Prospect
Secondary: Wagon Wheel Claims
Secondary: Storm Property
Secondary: Storm Location
District: Table Mountain 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1941
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): 30 MILES EAST OF LOVELOCK, SOUTH SIDE FENCEMAKER CANYON; 1/2/ MILE SOUTH AT FENCEMAKER CANYON ROAD. . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): BY THE END OF 1943 DEVELOPMENT CONSISTED OF A 25-FOOT SHAFT AND 3 SHALLOW TRENCHES.
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS EXPLORE A ZONE OF ALTERATION AND SHEARING THAT CUTS LIMESTONE AND SHALE. CINNABAR OCCURS IN VEINS IN THE LIMESTONE EXPOSED IN THE WALLS OF THE SHAFT AND IN A NEARBY TRENCH.
Comment (Workings): 25-FT SHAFT AND 3 SHALLOW TRENCHES.
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD IS AN UPDATED VERSION WHICH CONTAINS INFORMATION FROM M055262 THAT WAS DELETED. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1977, NBMG BULL 89.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA, IN USBM IC 8252
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., RYTUBA, J. J., JONES, R. B., 1984, UNPUB DATA ON MERCURY DEPOSITS 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.