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Yellow Pine Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10104120
MRDS ID M242230
Record type Site
Current site name Yellow Pine Mine
Alternate or previous names Prairie Flower, Rover, Hilo, Bybee, Radio, Como, Hermes, Yellow Pine Lead Zinc Mine.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.49584, 35.85 (WGS84)
Elevation 1439
Relative position 4 MI W 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 024S 058E 20 Nevada

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Ore
Chrysocolla Ore
Cinnabar Ore
Hydrozincite Ore
Malachite Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Annabergite Gangue
Barite Gangue
Dioptase Gangue
Jarosite Gangue
Jasper Gangue
Linarite Gangue
Olivenite Gangue
Plumbojarosite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Pyromorphite Gangue
Stibnite Gangue
Galena Unknown

Alteration

  • (Local) Dolomitization, Silicification

Analytical data

Result CRUDE PB ORE CONTAINED 47-63% PB, 5-13% ZN, 17-22 OZ AG/TON
Result MIXED PB-ZN ORE CONTAINED 13-16% PB 27-30% ZN AND ABOUT 11 OZ AG/TON.
Result CRUDE ZN ORE CONTAINED 34-45% ZN, 3.5-6.5% PB, 1-6 OZ AG/TON. THE INSOLUBLE MATER (MOSTLY SILICA) COMPOSED 5-15% OF BULK.

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 Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Bird Springs Formation
    Rock description Bird Springs Formation
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Monte Cristo (Yellow Pine) (Bullion)
    Rock description Monte Cristo (Yellow Pine) (Bullion)

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.49584, 35.85

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Normal Faults Are Numerous And Attitudes Very Greatly; Thrust Fault
Local Fault Zone

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Strike NE
    Dip NW
    Thickness 15.24M
    Width 91.44M
    Length 609.6M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Bedding Planes, Faults, Fractures

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery year 1892
Year of first production 1906
Production years 1906 - 1928

Mining district

District name Goodsprings District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner J. F. Kent

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 213.36M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M242230

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LONGWELL, C.R., 1965, GEOL. MIN. DEP. OF CLARK CO., NEV., NBMG BULL 62, P. 108-110, 198

  • Deposit

    HEWITT, D.F., 1931, GEOL. AND MIN. DEP. OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD, NEV, USGS, P. 162, PP. 129-137.

  • Deposit

    HEWITT, D.F., 1956, GEOL. AND MIN. RESOURCES OF IVANPAH QUAD. CA AND NEV., USGS., PP I75, P. 150-151

  • Deposit

    ALBRITTON, C.C., ETAL, 1954, GEOLOGIC CONTROLS OF PB-ZN DEP. IN GOODSPRINGS DIST., NEV., USGS, BULL 1010, P. 18-40.

  • Deposit

    BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, NBMG BULL 41

  • Deposit

    LINCOLN, F. C., 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA; NEVADA NEWSLETTER PUB. CO., RENO.

  • Deposit

    MCKNIGHT, E. T., NEWMAN, W. L., AND HEYL, A. V., JR. (COMPILERS), 1962, USGS MAP MR-19.

  • Production

    HEWITT, 1956, USGS, PP 275, P. 151. HEWITT, 1931, USGS, P. 162,PP. 129-137.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1975 Gassaway, Judith S. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Updater 01-JUN-1983 Lyles, B.F.(Nmbg) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-MAR-1985 La Pointe, D.D. (Tingley, J.V.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JUN-1991 Moyer, Lorre A. (Marcus, S.M.) U.S. Geological Survey