Accident Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10037206
MRDS ID M031089
Record type Site
Current site name Accident Mine
Related records 10270000

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.4439, 35.76 (WGS84)
Elevation 1311
Relative position 5 MILES DUE SOUTH 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
025S 058E 23 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Ore
Galena Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.4439, 35.76

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Fredrickson Rift Belt (Nw Belt Of Pronounced Shearing)
Local Several Faults Exposed In The Workings; 75 Feet East Of The Mouth Of The Main Tunnel Is A Fault Breccia Striking N 17 W And Dipping 65 W, Separating Bullion Dolomite From Bird Spring Fm. Base. This Fault Is Cut Off On The N By Another Eastward Dipping Fault.

Ore body information

  • Strike NS
    Dip 12 W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Breccia Zone Permeability

Comments on the geologic information

  • 75 FT. EAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MAIN ACCIDENT TUNNEL IS A FAULT BRECCIA SEPARATING BULLION DOLOMITE FROM BIRD SPRING FM. BASE. ORE OCCURS ALONG BRECCIA ZONE PARALLEL TO THE BEDDING, 1 - 3 FEET THICK WITH SPERADIC GALENA CRYSTALS.

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 60.96M
    Overall depth 3.05M

Comments on the workings information

  • THERE ARE 2 MAIN STOPES EXPLORED BY A TUNNEL, ONE ON EACH SIDE OF A FAULT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M031089

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 158 .

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    ALBRITTON & OTHERS, 1954 , GEOLOGY CONTROLS OF LEAD AND ZINC DEPOSITS IN GOODSPRINGS DISTRICT, NEV. USGS BULL. 1010 P. 97 - 100 .

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1979 Harner, Joy L. (Roberts, Ralph J.) U.S. Geological Survey