The Freckles Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,560 feet.
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Elevation: 4,560 Feet (1,390 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.09333, -117.93028
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Freckles Mine MRDS details
Primary: Freckles Mine
Secondary: Roman, Baker-McKenzie Mine
Secondary: Williamson and Gartiez
Secondary: Kitten Springs Mine
Secondary: Table No. 2 Claim 1984
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2340.
District: Table Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: W. J. Baker; Geophysical
Home Office: Bellingham, Wa.
Years: 1984 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1940
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Form: IRREGULAR BUNCHES, VEINLETS, DISSEMINATIONS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Siliicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2340 OF FAULT BRECCIA FROM AN OPEN CUT CONTAINS 1.5 % FE, 0.7 % MG, 15 % CA, 0.03 % TI, 200 PPM MN, 200 PPM AS, 20 PPM B, 200 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 5 PPM CO, 10 PPM CR, 20 PPM CU, 30 PPM NI, 70 PPM PB, 200 PPM SB, 5 PPM SC, 2000 PPM SR, 100 PPM V, AND 700 PPM ZN.
Comment (Development): THE WORKINGS AND 500 M NE OF SAMPLE SITE 2339.
Comment (Workings): VERTICAL SHAFT, ADITS, STOPES, BULLDOZER CUTS.
Comment (Geology): PROPERTY IS ON A DISSECTED PEDIMENT LARGELY COVERED BY ALLUVIUM. CINNABAR OCCURS IN BUNCHES AND VEINLETS IN BRECCIATED LIMESTONE BENEATH A FLAT-LYING BED OF SHALE AND SPARSELY DISSEMINATED IN BRECCIATED LIMESTONE ALONG A LIMESTONE-SHALE CONTACT. IRREGULAR FAULTS OF SMALL DISPLACEMENT HAVE OFFSET THE SHALE-LIMESTONE CONTACT. THE BEST ORE WAS FOUND ON THE 28-FT LEVEL BELOW A FLAT-LYING FAULT.
Comment (Development): SOON AFTER ITS DISCOVERY, THE PROPERTY WAS LEASED BY C. BAKER AND R. JENNING WHO HAULED ORE TO THE MONTGOMERY MINE RETORTS. IN 1942 THE PROPERTY WAS RESTAKED BY C.N. WILLIAMSON AND CHARLES GARTIEZ AS THE ROMAN GROUP. THEY BUILT A VERTICAL AUTOMATIC-FEED 2 PIPE RETORT WITH A CAPACTIY OF ABOUT 5 TPD AND IN 1942-1943 THEY RECOVERED MORE THAN 100 FLASKS HG. WITH THE DECLINE IN MERCURY PRICE FOLLOWING WWII, TITLE LAPSED IN 1949 AND THEN IN 1950 W.J. BAKER AND JOE MACKENZIE RELOCATED THE GROUND AS THE FRECKLES 1-4 CLAIMS. IN 1955 WHEN HG PRICES WERE UP AGAIN, LESSEE J.E. HOLSTROM BEGAN SPORADIC MINING. SANK A NEW SHAFT, AND PRODUCED 552 FLASKS BY THE END OF 1962. IN 1965, ED HAGER OF CORDERO MINING CO. LOCATED THE FRECKLES 5-7 CLAIMS AND IN 1965-1966, CORDERO, UNDER LEASE, PRODUCED 450 FLASKS HG FROM ORE HAULED TO THEIR FURNACE PLANT NEAR MCDERMITT. SINCE 1966, THE MINE HAS LAIN IDLE. NO ACTIVITY NOTED DURING EXAMINATION IN 1984, BUT RECENT ROTARY DRILL HOLES WERE NOTED 500 M SE OF
Comment (Production): AUTOMATIC FEED 2 - PIPE RETORT (1942); OVER 600 FL, HOLMES
Comment (Deposit): BEST ORE AT 28 FT LEVEL
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1940. INTERMITTENT OPERATIONS DURING 1941-61. MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 50-FT VERTICAL SHAFT CONNECTED WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF SHORT ADITS, SMALL STOPES; AND BULLDOZER CUTS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): EAST EDGE OF BUENA VISTA VALLEY
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 41.
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA; IN USBM 1C 8252.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, F.H., RYTUBA, J.J., AND JONES, R.B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DTAT ON MERCURY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA. #5. GARSIDE, L.J., 15 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Production): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977.
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.