Ironside Mine

Occurrence in Clark county in Nevada, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10037223
MRDS ID M031115
Record type Site
Current site name Ironside Mine
Related records 10149644

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.56167, 35.83139 (WGS84)
Relative position 7 MILES WEST 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 057E 26 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON LOW RIDGES NORTH OF SHENANDOAH GULCH

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Malachite Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.56167, 35.83139

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Beds Form East Side Of A Sharp Anticline That Ends Southward Against The Ironside Fault

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • LENSES OF FERRUGENOUS CHERT COATED WITH AZURITE AND MALACHITE LAYERS IN LENSES ARE LIMITED BY WALLS IN THE SHEAR ZONE BY 5 FEET FRACTURES.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
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 33.53M
    Overall depth 41.15M

Comments on the workings information

  • EXPLORATIONS FOLLOW A SHEAR ZONE 5 FEET WIDE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M031115

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD; USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 113

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1979 Harner, Joy L. U.S. Geological Survey