Valentine Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10037241
MRDS ID M031137
Record type Site
Current site name Valentine Mine
Related records 10124984

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.43584, 35.75056 (WGS84)
Elevation 1280
Relative position 6 MILES 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
Zinc Primary
Lead Secondary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena 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) -115.43584, 35.75056

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Fredrickson Rift Zone (Nw Belt Of Shearing).
Local Postmineral Nw Faults.

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Dolomite Permeability

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE FROM SPORADIC LENSES OF HYDROZINCITE W/GALENA GRAINS, 6 INCHES - 2 FEET THICK, IN CHERTY DOLOMITE LAYERS. ALSO A LENSE ALONG A WESTWARD DIPPING FAULT W/GALENA & CALCITE ENCLOSED IN A LAYER OF SMITHSONITE.

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 Valentine Mining Co.
    First year 1922

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 91.44M
    Overall depth 94.49M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M031137

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK COUNTY NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 62 P. 198 .

  • Production

    LONGWELL ETAL 1965 .

Reporter information

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