Smithsonite Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103545
MRDS ID M030072
Record type Site
Current site name Smithsonite Mine
Alternate or previous names Polly Pry Claim, Crown Claim
Related records 10173705

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.54501, 35.82444 (WGS84)
Elevation 1280
Relative position 6 MILES DUE 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 25 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • 1000 FT. NW OF THE SHENANDOAH MINE

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Primary
Copper Secondary
Molybdenum Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Aurichalcite Ore
Calamine Ore
Chrysocolla Ore
Malachite Ore
Wulfenite Ore
Limonite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.54501, 35.82444

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Large Scale Overthrusts

Ore body information

  • Strike N 40 W
    Dip 10 SW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Permeable Dolomite Strata

Comments on the geologic information

  • LIMONITE MORE ABUNDANT HERE THAN IN MOST OTHER PB - ZN MINES IN THE DISTRICT.

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

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 64.01M
    Overall depth 16.76M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M030072

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., USGS PROF. PAPER 162 , P. 141 .

  • Deposit

    LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO.: NEV. BUR. OF MINES BULL. 62 , P. 196 .

  • Deposit

    SCHILLING, 1962 B, MOLYBDENUM IN NEVADA, NEV. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT 2 .

  • Production

    HEWETT, 1931

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1978 Theodore, Ted G. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-APR-1979 Harner, Joy L. (Roberts, Ralph J.) U.S. Geological Survey