Contact Mine

Past Producer in Clark county in Nevada, United States with commodities Zinc, Silver, Lead, Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10008115
MRDS ID D000028
Record type Site
Current site name Contact Mine
Related records 10197645

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.47334, 35.9311 (WGS84)
Elevation 1707
Relative position 8 MILES NORTH OF GOODSPRINGS
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Clark

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
023S 058E 21 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON EAST SLOPE OF THE MOUNTAINS

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Silver Secondary
Lead Secondary
Vanadium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Aurichalcite Ore
Calamine Ore
Cuprodescloizite Ore
Galena Ore
Hydrozincite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 72
USGS model code 19a
Deposit model name Polymetallic replacement
Mark3 model number 47

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.47334, 35.9311

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Large Scale Overthrusting
Local Thrust Fault, Beds Form South Pitching Anticline

Ore body information

  • Strike N 70 W
    Dip 40 SW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faulting

Comments on the geologic information

  • DOLOMITE BRECCIA IN ZONE PARALLEL TO BULLION DOLOMITE MEMBER BEDDING BENEATH THE CONTACT THRUST

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Goodsprings

Land status

Ownership category Private

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 48.77M
    Overall depth 91.44M

Comments on the workings information

  • THERE ARE 2 MAIN WORKINGS - A 160 FT. TUNNEL AND A SHAFT UP TO 300 FEET DEEP SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET WEST OF THE TUNNEL.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D000028

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., USGS PROF. PAPER 162 , P. 126 .

  • Deposit

    LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY & MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO.: NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES, BULL. 62 , P. 186 .

  • Production

    HEWETT, 1931

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 03-AUG-1973 Fischer, Richard P. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-MAR-1979 Harner, Joy L. (Roberts, Ralph J.) U.S. Geological Survey