The Apache Mercury Claims is a mercury mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 feet.
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Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.14639, -118.43000
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Apache Mercury Claims MRDS details
Primary: Apache Mercury Claims
Secondary: NBMG Samplesites 1476
District: Sand Springs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Apache Mining Co.
Home Office: P.O. Box 5508, Reno, Nv
Years: 1970 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1970
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Barite-fluorite veins
Description: Thrust Fault
Description: Tight Folding Of Limestone; Steep Normal Fault Near Center Of Claim Area
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification, Tasperoid Development
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 1476 CONTAINS 3% FE, 3% MO, 7% CA, 0.03% TI, 3000 PPM MN, 0.7 PPM AG, 500 PPM AS, 1000 PPM B, 200 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 1500 PPM CO, 100 PPM CR, 300 PPM CU, 500 PPM NI, 30 PPM PB, 300 PPM SB, 200 PPM V, 300 PPM ZN, 20 PPM ZR. SAMPLE 1477 CONTAINS 5% FE, 0.07% MG, 1.5 PPM CA, 0.05% TI, 100 PPM MN, 3 PPM AG, 1000 PPM AS, 200 PPM B, 500 PPM BA, 15 PPM CO, 70 PPM CR, 100 PPM CU, 20 PPM LA, 10 PPM MO, 30 PPM NI, 20 PPM PB, 300 PPM SB, 30 PPM SN, 150 PPM SR, 300 PPM V, 10 PPM Y, 200 PPM ZN, 50 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): APPEARS TO OCCUR AT POINT WHERE FAULT INTERSECTS A GENTLE ANTICLINAL STRUCTURE PLUNGING WEST.
Comment (Deposit): 3 ZONES OF MINERALIZATION; MAIN ZONE-THE DISCOVERY OUTCROP-IS A SILICIFIED ZONE ABOUT 100 FT LONG, 10-20 FT WIDE OUTCROPPING ALONG AN E.W. TRENDING DRY WASH. CINNABAR AND CALCITE OCCUR AS VEINLETS AND COATINGS ALONG BEDDING PLANE AND FRACTURES SURFACES IN SILICIFIED CARBONACEOUS LIMESTONE. BEST MINERALIZATION OCCURS ON THE SOUTH OR FOOTWALL SIDE OF THIS STRUCTURE, WHICH OCCURS ON EASTERN LIMB OF A TIGHTLY FOLDED SYNCLINE PLUNGING NW. WESTERN LIMB OF SYNCLINE CONTAINS TRACES OF CINNABAR. SAMPLES FROM THE MAIN EASTERN ZONE ASSAY AS HIGH AS 147 LB HG/TON, OF COURSE FOR A VERY NARROW ZONE ON FOOTWALL OF OUTCROP. A 7.5-FT CHIP SAMPLE ACROSS WEST FACE OF THE OUTCROP ASSAYED 7.8 LBS HG/TON. WEST OF THE MAIN MINERALIZED AREA CINNABAR OCCURS ALONG THE STEEP RANGE FRONT FAULT WHERE SILICIFICATION CAN BE SEEN FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET EACH WAY ALONG THE FAULT TRACE. ABOUT 600 FT UP THE WASH TO THE EAST, CINNABAR OCCURS IN A SILICIFIED ZONE ALONG A N 10 W FAULT STRUCTURE. MINERALIZATION
Comment (Development): 10 CLAIMS, 50 MORE LATER
Comment (Location): IN SAND SPRINGS MOUNTAINS. UTM IS TO SAMPLE SITE 1476. UTM OF SAMPLE SITE 1477 IS N4333940, E376350. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Workings): MODEST AMOUNT OF DEVELOPMENT BY TRENCHING
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1970, UNPUB, REPORT, NBMG DISTRICT FILE 13, ITEM 8.
Reference (Deposit): MILLER, BRUCE, 1984, NBMG FILE 13, ITEM 13-SAMPLE ANALYSES
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., [GEOLOGY OF] THE CARSON SINK AREA, NEVADA: USGS OFR 1947, P. 297-300.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, F.H., RYTUBA, J.J. AND 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.