B and B Mine

Past Producer in Esmeralda county in Nevada, United States with commodities Mercury, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103768
MRDS ID M055003
Record type Site
Current site name B and B Mine
Alternate or previous names Chrysler
Related records 10149709

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -118.25177, 37.88854 (WGS84)
Elevation 2420
Relative position 3 MI E OF MUSTANG MOUNTAIN
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Esmeralda

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 001S 033E 01 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • PROPERTY CONSIST OF MINE CLAIMS.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Chalcedony Gangue
Opal Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification

Analytical data

Result ORE RAN 1 TO 3 LB HG PER TON. 10 LB ORE.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Tuff

Nearby scientific data

(1) -118.25177, 37.88854

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Thickness 3.05M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fractures In Tuff

Comments on the geologic information

  • PALEOZOIC LIMESTONE AND PHYLLITE INTRUDED BY JURASSIC GRANITIC ROCKS. OVERLAIN BY TERTIARY ANDESITE AND RHYOLITE FLOWS AND TUFFS WHICH ARE CAPPED BY BASALT FLOWS. TERT. ROCKS GENTLY FOLDED AND CUT BY STEEP FAULTS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1925
Discoverer George Chrysler
Year of first production 1927
Production years 1927-1931, 1937, 1939-1940, 1942-1943

Mining district

District name Fish Lake Valley District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Kollsman Mineral And Chemical Corp.
    First year 1967
  • Type Owner
    Owner State Of Nevada, E. S. Giles
    First year 1943

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • LARGE TONNAGE OF LESS THAN 2 LB ROCK
  • ITEM 1 AS OF 1960. EQUIVALENT OF 500,000 TONS ORE.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Area 29.863HA
    Overall depth 30.48M
    Overall length 160.02M
    Overall width 68.58M

Comments on the workings information

  • (WORKINGS AS OF 1949.) OPEN CUT 1960: OPEN PIT 1967: OPEN PIT

Comments on development

  • PROPERTY HAD A 50 TON ROTARY AND A 60 TON ROTARY{1960: 200 TONS PER DAY OF 2 - 3 LB ORE{1967: PRODUCING.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055003

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BAILEY, E. H., U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PERSONAL FILES.

  • Deposit

    BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41

  • Deposit

    ALBERS AND STEWART, 1972, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF ESMERALDA COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 78

  • Deposit

    CROWDER, ET AL, 1973, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE BENTON QUADRANGLE, MONO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA AND ESMERALDA AND MINERAL COUNTIES, NEVADA: USGS MAP GQ - 1013.

  • Deposit

    5) GALLAGHER, 1967, NEVADA MINES, MILLS AND SMELTERS - IN OPERATION AS OF JULY 1, 1967: STATE INSPECTOR OF MINES, CARSON CITY, NEVADA.

  • Deposit

    6) LAWRENCE, E.F., 1963, ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 61, P.64.

  • Deposit

    7) HOLMES, G.H., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA, IN MERCURY POTENTIAL OF THE U.S.: USBM IC 8252, P. 265-266.

  • Production

    USBM UNPUB DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FRACTURE FILLING OCCURS IN TUFF, DISSEMINATED ORE IS IN OPALITE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1975 Gassaway, Judith S. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-MAY-1981 Wong, George (Roberts, Ralph) U.S. Geological Survey