Lori Mine

The Lori Mine is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,600 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.

Mine Info

Name: Lori Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Pershing

Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)

Commodity: Mercury

Lat, Long: 40.13056, -118.16639

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Lori Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lori Mine
Secondary: Lori No. 1


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Nevada
County: Pershing
District: Antelope Springs


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Allen And Walter Brinkerhoff


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1912
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Hot-spring Hg


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Relief Fault (Thrust); Nw Normal Fault; Overturned Anticlinorium.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Sandstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 8 TO 10 LB ORE


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar


Comments

Comment (Development): PRODUCTION YEAR1928-30, 1941-43, 1955-58

Comment (Location): ADJOINS PERSHING MINE TO THE SE

Comment (Production): INTERMITTENT TOTAL PRODUCTION

Comment (Geology): CINNABAR OCCURS AS DISSEMINATIONS IN SANDSTONE AND AS VEINLETS AND DISSEMINATIONS ALONG FRACTURES IN CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMI.

Comment (Deposit): LORI MINE IS LOCATED ON PERSHING RIDGE ALONG WITH PERSHING, MONTGOMERY AND EASTERN STAR MINES. THE RELATIVELY HIGH PERMEABILITY AND THE INTENSE FRACTURING OF THE CONGLOMERATE DOLOMITE ARE PROBABLE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE MERCURY MINERALIZATION. DISCOVERED 1912. PRODUCTION YEARS 1928-30, 1941-43, 1955-58. LOCATED AS PART OF THE PERSHING GROUP SOME PRODUCTION INCLUDED WITH PERSHING MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR OCCURS AS DISSEMINATIONS IN SANDSTONE AND AS VEINLETS AND DISSEMINATIONS ALONG FRACTURES IN CONGLOMERATIC DOLOMITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 89.

Reference (Deposit): SILBERLING AND WALLACE, 1969, STRATIGRAPHY OF THE STAR PEAK GROUP (TRIASSIC) AND OVERLYING LOWER MESOZOIC ROCKS, HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA: USGS PP 592, P. 45

Reference (Deposit): HMES, 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA; USBM 1C 8252, P. 248-249

Reference (Deposit): WALLACE, ETAL, 1959, PRELIM. GEOLOGIC MAP OF BUFFALO MTN QUAD., NEVADA: USGS MAP MF-220

Reference (Production): USBM UNPUB DATA


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts 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.