The Unnamed Mercury Propect is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,400 feet.
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Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.12389, -118.16583
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Unnamed Mercury Propect MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Mercury Propect
District: Antelope Springs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Jurassic
Comment (Location): SE/4 NW/4 SEC. 16; UTM APPROX.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL PITS
Comment (Deposit): SEVERAL PITS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): THIN BEDS OF LIMESTONE AND DOLOMITE WITH LITTLE CINNABAR
Comment (Geology): THIN BEDS OF LIMESTONE AND DOLOMITE WITH LITTLE CINNABAR ; GEOL.DESC: THIN - BEDDED SEDIMENTS
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY NORTHERN NEVADA AND NORTHWESTERN UTAH, SUMMARY OF GEOLOGICAL SURV 1955-1961; V.I, SO. PACIFIC. CO., SAN FRANCISCO
Reference (Deposit): WALLACE, ET AL, 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BUFFALO MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES, NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ - 821.
Reference (Deposit): WALLACEETAL, 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF BUFFALO MTN. QUAD; PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES; NEVADA, USGS MAP 60-821
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.