The Hillside Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,499 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: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.31944, -118.09472
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Hillside Mine MRDS details
Primary: Hillside Mine
Secondary: Hillside Mercury Prospect
Secondary: La Questa
Secondary: Metals 1-10
Secondary: Empire 1-6
Secondary: Ruth 1-8
Secondary: Happy Days Claims
District: Spring Valley 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.
Owner Name: Pacific Syndicate Or W. E. Simpson Sr And W. E. Simpson Jr
Years: 1936 -
Owner Name: Star Peak Quicksilver Co., Lovelock ; Lund Mining Co.
Years: 1955 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1943
Year Last Production: 1971
Discovery Year: 1941
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Hg
Description: Shear Zone (N Trending, W Dipping)
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Production): 600,000 TONS OF LOW GRADE ORE BLOCKED OUT, AVERAGING $2.40 TON, CHIEFLY IN GOLD. *INCLUDES ORE FROM CINNABAR CITY.
Comment (Development): WAS BEING DEVELOPED IN 1943, AND WORKED INTERMITTENTLY IN THE 1950'S THROUGH EARLY 1970'S. LIMESTONE BELOW WARRANTS FURTHER EXPLORATION. WORKED TOGETHER WITH CINNABAR CITY AFTER 1953.
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE TRACED ON SURFACE FOR 950 FT; UNDERLYING LIMESTONE WARRANTS FURTHER EXPLORATION (1943). DEEPER ORE CONSISTED OF CINNABAR IN CALCITE VEINLETS IN THE LIMESTONE. LOCALLY, SOME OF THE LIMESTONES ARE SILICIFIED AND CONTAIN NODULES OF OPAL.
Comment (Deposit): FIRST LOCATED IN 1941, AND BEING DEVELOPED IN 1943, WORKED INTERMITTENTLY IN 1950'S. MINE WORKINGS INCLUDE A 110-FOOT INCLINED SHAFT AND ABOUT 250 FEET OF DRIFTS AND RAISES ON 3 LEVELS. MAP GQ-820 SHOWS HILLSIDE MINE IN SW CORNER SE. 6 T28N R35E - SEE KING GEORGE MINE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH M055269, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED. LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF DELETED RECORD ARE 40-19-60N AND 118-05-18W, BUT DOES NOT MATCH OTHER VERIFIABLE SOURCES.
Comment (Workings): MINE WORKINGS INCLUDE A 110-FT INCLINED SHAFT AND ABOUT 250 FEET OF DRIFTS ON 3 LEVELS
Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE IS OVERLAIN BY BASALT FLOW AND INTERBEDDED ASH & TUFF. CINNABAR OCCURS AS STRINGERS AND DISSEMINATED CRYSTALS IN SHEAR ZONE IN VOLCANIC ROCKS AND ALSO AS BUNCHES, STRINGERS, AND VEINLETS ERRATICALLY DISTRIBUTED ALONG CALCITE STRINGERS IN THE UNDERLYING LIMESTONE.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA; NBMG BULL . 41
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, 1965, MERCURY POTENTIAL OF THE U.S.; USBM 1C 8252
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY... NORTHERN NEVADA AND NORTHWESTERN UTAH - SUMMARY OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF 1955-1961: VOL. 1, SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., SAN FRANCISCO, 94105
Reference (Deposit): WALLACE, ET AL, 1969, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE UNIONVILLE QUADRANGLE, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ - 820
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY & SILVER MINERALIZATION OF ROCHESTER DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; PH.D. THESIS STANFORD UNIV. VANDERBURG , W.O., 1936, RECONISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN PERSHING COUNTY: USBM INFO. CIRC. 6902
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., RYTUBA, J.J. AND JONES, R.B., 1984, UNPUBLISHED DATA ON MERCURY MINES OF NEVADA
Reference (Deposit): HILLSIDE MINE DRAFT MRDS RECORD, SPRING VALLEY DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY; NBMG (TINGLEY); UNPUBLISHED MINING DISTRICT FILES
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985; NBMG OFR 85-3
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.