Yellow Pine Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10246378
MRDS ID M055236
MAS/MILS ID 0320030110
Record type Site
Current site name Yellow Pine Mine

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -115.49614, 35.85 (WGS84)
Elevation 1439
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 024 S 058 E 20 NESENW Nevada

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Unknown
Calamine Unknown
Cerussite Unknown
Galena Unknown
Malachite Unknown
Smithsonite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -115.49614, 35.85

Ore body information

  • Thickness 4.6M
    Width 54M
    Length 305M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 BRECCIA FILL
    Shape of Orebody #1 PIPELIKE
    Type of Orebody #2 REPLACEMENT
    Shape of Orebody #2 TABULAR
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Secondary Ore Control FRACTURING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. MODERATE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 DOLOMITIZATION
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #2 SILICIFICATION
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Date of Last Modification 830316

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE YELLOW PINE IS A MEMBER OF THE MISSISSIPPIAN MONTE CRISTO FORMATION.
  • HYDROZINCITE IS THE MOST ABUNDANT ZINC MINERAL. THERE IS ALSO SOME STIBNITE AND CINNABAR PRESENT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1892
Year of first production 1906

Mining district

District name Goodsprings District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Yellow Pine Mine
    Home office Nevada
    Year 1964
  • Type Owner
    Owner Security 1st Natl Bank And F. Nay And N. Meehan
    Home office California

Comments on the production information

  • THE PRAIRIE FLOWER AND YELLOW PINE MINES ARE NOW CONNECTED UNDERGROUND AND ARE OPERATED AS ONE MINE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0320030110
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M055236 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Geology

    LONGWELL, C.R., ET AL, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK

  • Geology

    CO., NEV., 1965, NEV. BU MINES BULL. 62, PP. 108-110, 198

  • Geology

    LAWRENCE, E.F., ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF NEV., 1963, NEV BU

  • Geology

    MINES BULL. 61, PP. 39, PL. 1.

  • Geology

    GARSIDE, L.J., RADIOACTIVE MINERAL OCCURENCES IN NEV., 1973,

  • Geology

    NEV. BU MINES BULL. 81, PP. 31.

  • Geology

    BU MINES STAFF, MERCURY POTENTIAL OF THE US, 1965, US BU

  • Geology

    MINES INFO. CIRC, 8252, PP. 298.

  • Geology

    BAILEY, E.H., AND PHOENIX, D.A., QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEV

  • Geology

    1944, NEV. BU MINES 41, PP. 53.

  • Deposit

    GAGE, H.L., THE LEAD-ZINC MINES OF NEVADA, 1941, BONNEVILLE

  • Deposit

    POWER ADMIN., CONFIDENTIAL REPORT, PP. 49-63.

  • Deposit

    ALBRITTON, C.C., JR., ET AL, GEOLOGIC CONTROLS OF LEAD AND

  • Deposit

    ZINC DEPOSITS IN GOODSPRINGS (YELLOW PINE) DISTRICT, NEV.,

  • Deposit

    1954, USGS BULL. 1010, PP. 18-39.

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, D.F., GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOODSPRINGS

  • Deposit

    7, P.30, NEV., USGS PROF. PAPER 162.

  • Deposit

    HEWETT, D.R., GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE IVANPAH

  • Deposit

    QUAD., CAL. AND NEV., 1956, USGS PROF. PAPER 275.

  • Deposit

    GEEHAN, R.W. AND BENSON, W.T., INVESTIGATION OF THE YELLOW

  • Deposit

    PINE ZONC-LEAD MINE, CLARK CO., NEV., 1949, US BU MINES

  • Deposit

    RPT, INVEST. 4613.

  • Deposit

    LINCOLN, F.C., MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF NEV.

  • Deposit

    1923, PP. 29-33.

Reporter information

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