The Beacon is a mercury mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,541 feet.
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Elevation: 4,541 Feet (1,384 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.1919, -117.65000
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Beacon MRDS details
Secondary: Hot Group
Secondary: Polkinghorne Prospect
District: Mount Tobin District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): MILLER, 1996, MLA REPORT IN PREPARATION.
Reference (Deposit): PLATE 2A.
Reference (Deposit): NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 61, 1963, P. 203-204,
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES IC 8252, 1965, P. 242.
Reference (Deposit): NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 89, 1977, P. 74, PLATE 2A.
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.