Bullion Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10103566
MRDS ID M031096
Record type Site
Current site name Bullion Mine
Related records 10173517

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.43945, 35.75778 (WGS84)
Elevation 1219
Relative position 5 MILES DUE 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
Lead Primary
Zinc Secondary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Calamine Ore
Galena Ore
Hydrozincite Ore

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.43945, 35.75778

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Fredrickson Rift Zone (Nw Belt Of Shearing).
Local Several Post Mineral Normal Faults W/100 - 250 Ft. Displacement.

Ore body information

  • Strike N 10 W
    Dip 30 W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Permeability Due To Interbedded Thin Bedded Rock.

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE MATERIAL IS ANGULAR DOLOMITE BRECCIA CEMENTED BY CARBONATE. ORE BODIES ARE TABULAR 3 - 6 FT. WIDE GALENA IS FRESH & UNWEATHERED, HYDROZINCITE REPLACE THE DOLOMITE.

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

Comments on the production information

  • THE PB ORE CONTAINED 50 - 75 % PB, 1 - 5 % ZN, AND 2 - 15 OZ. AG/TON. THE ZN ORE CONTAINED 36 - 45 % ZN. MIXED PB & ZN SHIPMENTS CONTAINED 40 - 50 % OF BOTH METALS COMBINED.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 50.29M

Comments on the workings information

  • THERE IS ONE MAIN SHAFT WITH LEVELS AT FOUR DEPTHS, AND A LONG NORTHWARD WINZE; AND ANOTHER GROUP OF WORKINGS 700 FEET NE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M031096

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY & ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD. USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 159 - 160 .

  • 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. 188 .

  • Deposit

    ALBRITTON AND OTHERS, 1954 , GEOLOGIC CONTROLS OF PB & ZN DEPOSITS IN GOODSPRINGS DISTRICT, GEOL. SURV. BULL. 1010 .

  • Production

    HEWETT, 1931 ; LONGWELL ETAL 1965 .

Reporter information

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