Root Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10174144
MRDS ID M031126
MAS/MILS ID 0320030151
Record type Site
Current site name Root Mine
Alternate or previous names Root Zinc Mine, Bonanza Hill Mine, Root Hill, Root Camp
Related records 10037233

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -115.54254, 35.7781 (WGS84)
Elevation 1073
Location accuracy 10(meters)
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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 025 S 057 E 13 NWNW Nevada


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

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -115.54254, 35.7781

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1893

Mining district

District name Goodsprings District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0320030151
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M031126 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    NEV BUR MINES BULL 81 1973 P.34

  • Deposit

    NEV BUR MINES BULL 62 1965 P.195

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 275 1956 P.153-154.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1010 1954 P.89-92.

  • Deposit

    USGS PROF PAPER 162 1931 P.152-153.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-FEB-93 Ridenour, James U.S. Bureau of Mines