The Wild Horse Mine is a mercury mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,098 feet.
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Elevation: 5,098 Feet (1,554 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.85444, -117.49056
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Wild Horse Mine MRDS details
Primary: Wild Horse Mine
District: Wild Horse District
Owner Name: Wildhorse Quicksilver Co.
Years: 1943 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1939
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Reg.Trends: Northerly
Description: N To Nnw Trending Normal Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): COUNTY - LINE PROBLEMS. "A FEW MILES SW OF COMMON CORNER OF LANDER, PERSHING, AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES"
Comment (Geology): MODERATELY FOLDED AND FAULTED TRIASSIC SILICEOUS CONGLOMERATE, SANDSTONE, LIMESTONE, AND DOLOMITE, TILTED AND OVERLAIN BY NEARLY FLAT - LYING TERTIARY FANGLOMERATE AND RHYOLITE. ; MAJOR.UNITS: TRIASSIC SEDIMENTARY ROCKS ; GEOL.DESC: ROCKS SO SILICIFIED THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE ORIGINAL LITHOLOGY
Comment (Deposit): FRACTURE FILLING OCCURS IN LIMESTONE; WEST LIMB OF SOUTHWARD PLUNGING ANTICLINE.
Comment (Workings): (WORKING IN 1949) OPEN CUT. LAST OPERATED 1941.
Reference (Production): USBM UNPUB DATA
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PERSONAL FILES
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
Reference (Deposit): LAWRENCE, 1963, ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 61
Reference (Deposit): ROSS AND DANE, 1942, THE WILD HORSE QUICKSILVER DISTRICT, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 931 - K.
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.