Green Monster Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10037219
MRDS ID M031109
Record type Site
Current site name Green Monster Mine
Related records 10197251

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.64807, 35.8886 (WGS84)
Elevation 975
Relative position 13 MILES NW 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
024S 056E 01 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON THE NORTH BORDER OF MESQUITE VALLEY

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Secondary
Silver Secondary
Copper Secondary
Uranium Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Ore
Aurichalcite Ore
Calamine Ore
Galena Ore
Hydrozincite Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Gangue

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) Mississippian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.64807, 35.8886

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Large Thrust Zone
Local Homoclinal Structure Of The Beds Part Of A Se Plunging Syncline, One Main Thrust Fault And Several Minor Ones

Ore body information

  • Strike N 60 W
    Dip 50 SW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Contact Between Arrowhead & Bullion Members, Minor Thrusts And Local Conduits Along Tear Faults

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE FROM TABULAR BODIES ELONGATED IN THE BEDDING PLANE, PREDOMINANTLY MIXTURE OF HYDROZINCITE AND CALAMINE IN A GANGUE OF WHITE DOLOMITE AND OCHEROUS LIMONITE. SMITHONITE FORMS VEINLETS IN FRACTURES CROSSING THE ORE ZONES. CERUSSITE IS IN GRANULAR MASSES, GALENA IN LENSES AND KERNELS SURROUNDED BY THIN RINDS OF ANGLESITE. RADIOACTIVE MINERALS ARE DUMONTITE, KASOLITE, RUTHERFORDINE, CHRYSOCOLLA, AND LIMONITE INTERMIXED WITH THE OXIDIZED PB AND ZN MINERALS. THE URANUIM ORE GRADE IS VARIABABLE UP TO 9 % URANIUM AND DECREASES WITH DEPTH.

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

Comments on the production information

  • CRUDE ORE CONTAINED 15 - 25% COMBINED METALS, PB AVERAGING 1%. AT DEEPEST DEVELOPMENT PB WAS 10% OR MORE.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 243.84M
    Overall depth 121.92M

Comments on the workings information

  • THERE ARE 3 SHOOTS, WHICH RANGE 5 - 15 FEET THICK

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M031109

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    LONGWELL, ETAL, 1965

  • Deposit

    ALBRITTON AND OTHERS, 1954 , GEOLOGIC CONTROLS OF PB AND ZN DEPOSITS IN GOODSPRINGS DISTRICT, USGS BULL. 1010 P. 85 - 89 .

Reporter information

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