Pershing Mine

Pershing Mine


The Pershing mine was discovered in 1912 by Chris Mattevich and was the site of a 12-pipe retort built in 1914 (the first in the district). That retort was operated until 1919 before the property was abandoned. In 1922, C.H. Baker and E.P. Walker relocated the property and in 1926 sold to the newly organized Pershing Quicksilver Company. Under the direction of W.D. Adamson, a 60-foot Gould rotary furnace reduction plant was completed in February 1928. Early the following year, the capacity was increased when an 80-ton Herreshoff furnace was added to the reduction plant. When the price of mercury dropped again in 1931, operations were suspended after the recovery of 2,396 flasks. The mine remained dormant until 1941, when the mine saw some development lasting through 1944. The mine was inconsistently operated thereafter until 1969.

I Visited the Pershing Mine
10.26.2013 & flew over 10.19.2008

See Also
Antelope Springs Mining DistrictNevada Quicksilver MineMontgomery Mine