Monte Cristo Mine

Past Producer in Clark county in Nevada, United States with commodity Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10037228
MRDS ID M031121
Record type Site
Current site name Monte Cristo Mine
Related records 10173531

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.45223, 35.76694 (WGS84)
Elevation 1219
Relative position 4 MILES DUE S 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 14 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • WEST SIDE OF PORTER WASH

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Calamine Ore
Hydrozincite Ore
Smithsonite Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.45223, 35.76694

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Fredrickson Rift Zone (Nw Belt Of Shearing)
Local Deposit Located Between 2 Faults Striking N 35 W And Dipping 50 Ne. Ore Exposed Break N 40 W, 80 Sw Displaces The Beds.

Ore body information

  • Strike NS
    Dip 25 W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Limestone Permeability

Comments on the geologic information

  • CALAMINE REPLACES DOLOMITE AND CHERT AND IS ALSO DEPOSITED IN VUGS AND CRACKS. THE ORE IS NEARLY PURE SMITHSONITE AT ONE END, AND CALAMINE & HYDROZINCITE AT THE OTHER.

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

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Monte Cristo Consolidated Mining Co.
    First year 1922

Comments on the workings information

  • ORE BODY IS J SHAPED, 280 FEET LONG, 40 FEET WIDE AND 8 - 20 FEET THICK.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M031121

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD,; USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 156 - 158 .

  • Deposit

    LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO. NEV. BUREAU OF MINES, BULL. 62 , P. 193 .

  • Production

    HEWETT, 1931

Reporter information

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