Singer Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10046997
MRDS ID M242235
Record type Site
Current site name Singer Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.52612, 35.77694 (WGS84)
Elevation 1006
Relative position 7 MILES SW 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
Mount Diablo 025S 058E 18 NW4 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ABOUT 300 FT FROM TIFFIN MINE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Hydrozincite Ore

Analytical data

Result 213 TONS OF PB ORE PRODUCED CONTAINING 27 TO 60% PB, 2.8-11 OZ AG/TON, 20-35% ZN.

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 Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Porphyry > Lamprophyre
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name (Anchor Limestone Member) Monte Cristo; (Bullion Dolomite Members) Monte Cristo
    Rock description (Anchor Limestone Member) Monte Cristo;(Bullion Dolomite Members) Monte Cristo

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.52612, 35.77694

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Thrust Fault, Normal Faults (N45w, 80sw)
Local Fault Trending N45w, Dip 80 Sw Limits Stope On W Side Of Shaft. Also Several Minor Faults On Surface.

Ore body information

  • Strike N60E
    Dip 60SE

Comments on the geologic information

  • RADIOACTIVITY: BACKGROUND = 10-20 CPS, HIGH = 400-500 CPS, SELECT SAMPLES CONTAINED UP TO .06% U308; SOME RADIOACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH LIMONITE, OXIDIZED CO MINERALS AND HYDROZINCITE. MINOR CARNOTITE FOUND ALONG POST MINERAL FAULTS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1892
Discoverer W.E. Singer
Year of first production 1907

Mining district

District name Goodsprings District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Production statistics

  • Year 1913
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^.3 Oz Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Gold Gold 8g
  • Year 1914
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^ 481 Oz Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Silver Silver 13,580g
  • Year 1916
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^ 209 Lb Cu
  • Year 1917
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^ 124,074 Lb Pb
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Lead Lead 56mt
  • Year 1920
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^652 Oz Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Silver Silver 18,410g

Comments on the production information

  • ALSO 2 CARLOADS OF ORE REPORTED SHIPPED IN 1907.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 27.43M

Comments on the workings information

  • MAIN TUNNEL (ADIT?) AND SEVERAL SHORT ADITS. WORKING LIE WITHIN LIMESTONE THRUST ONTO BIRDSTRINGS FM. (PENN)

Comments on development

  • MINE WAS OPERATED BY HOWARD MINES CO. UNDER LEASE 1913-1914; BY S.E. YOUNT AND O.J. FISK 1916-1918; AND BY J.O. FREDRICKSON AND P.H. SPRINGER IN 1920.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M242235

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LONGWELL, C.R., ETAL, 1965, GEOL. AND MIN. DEP. OF CLARK CO, NEV., NBMG BULL 62, PG. 196

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, D.F., 1931, GEOL. AND ORE DEP. OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD, NEV, USGS, P.P. 162, P. 154.

  • Deposit

    GARSIDE, L.J., 1973, RADIOACTIVE MINERAL OCCURRENCES OF NEV., NBMG, BULL 81, PG. 33-34

  • Production

    LONGWELL, ET AL., 1965.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE IN BRECCIA ZONE IN DOLOMITIZED LIMESTONE, BRECCIA IS ABOUT 100 FT THICK.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1983 Lyles, B.F. (Tingley, J.V.) Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Updater 01-MAR-1985 La Pointe, D.D. (Tingley, J.V.) U.S. Geological Survey