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Yellow Pine Mine (Yellow Pine Lead Zinc Mine; Rover; Hilo; Bybee; Radio; Como; Hermes), Goodsprings, Goodsprings District, Clark Co., Nevada, USA
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Latitude: 35°51'1"N
Longitude: 115°29'39"W
 
 
A former Pb-Zn-Ag-Cu-Au-Hg-Sb mine located in sec. 20, T24S, R58E, MDM, 5.8 km (3.6 miles) WNW of Goodsprings, E of Shenandoah Peak, on private land within a Bureau of Land Management administered area. Discovered in 1892. Owned by J. F. Kent. Owned by the Security 1st National Bank and F. Nay and N. Meehan, California. Operated by the Yellow Pine Mine, Nevada (1964). Operated during the period 1906 to 1928. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters. The Prairie Flower and Yellow Pine Mines are now connected underground and are operated as one mine.

Mineralization is a polymetallic replacement deposit (Mineral occurrence model information: Model code 72; USGS model code 19a; Deposit model name: Polymetallic replacement; Mark3 model number 47), hosted in the Monte Cristo (Yellow Pine) (Bullion) Limestone. The ore bodies are breccia-filled and pipelike, and tabular replacement in form, strike NE and dip NW at a thickness of 15.24 meters. a width of 91.44 meters, and a length of 609.6 meters. The primary mode of origin was hydrothermal activity. The primary ore control was faulting and the secondary was fracturing and bedding planes. Wallrock alteration is moderate (dolomitization and silicification). The Yellow Pine Limestone is a member of the Mississippian Monte Cristo Formation. Hydrozincite is the most abundant zinc mineral. There is also some stibnite and cinnabar present. Local rocks include limestone and sparse dolomite, siltstone, and sandstone.

Regional geologic structures include regional normal faults, which are numerous and have attitudes which vary greatly, plus a thrust fault. Locally, there is a fault zone.

Workings include underground openings with an overall depth of 213.36 meters. Surprisingly, no further data regarding workings are provided in the MRDS files.

Analytical data results: Crude Pb ore contained 47-63% Pb, 5-13% Zn, and 17 to 22 opunces Ag/ton. Mixed Pb-Zn ore contained 13-16% Pb 27-30% Zn and about 11 ounces Ag/ton. Crude Zn ore contained 34-45% Zn, 3.5-6.5% Pb, and 1 to 6 ounces Ag/ton. The insoluble matter (mostly silica) composed 5-15% of the bulk.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Anglesite
Annabergite
Aragonite
Aurichalcite
Beaverite-(Cu)
'Calamine'
Calcite
Caledonite
Cerussite
Chrysocolla
Cinnabar
Descloizite
var: Cuprian Descloizite
Dolomite
Galena
Hemimorphite
Heterogenite
Hydrozincite
Jarosite
Kaolinite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Malachite
Mimetite
Orthoclase
Plattnerite
Plumbojarosite
Pyromorphite
Rosasite
Scorodite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Stibnite
Tenorite
Vanadinite


47 entries listed. 32 valid minerals.

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References

Lincoln, F. C., (1923), Mining Districts and Mineral Resources of Nevada; Nevada Newsletter Publishing Co., Reno: 29-33.

Hewitt, D.F., (1931), Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada, USGS Professional Paper 162: 129-137.

Rocks & Minerals (1936): 11: 242-243.

Gage, H.L. (1941), The Lead-Zinc Mines of Nevada (1941), Bonneville Power Administration, Confidential Report: 49-63.

Bailey, E.H. and Phoenix, D.A. (1944), Quicksilver Deposits in Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 41: 53.

Geehan, R.W. and Benson, W.T. (1949), Investigation of the Yellow Pine Zinc-Lead Mine, Clark County, Nevada (1949), U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4613.

Albritton, C.C., et al (1954), Geologic Controls of Pb-Zn Deposits in the Goodsprings (Yellow Pine) District, Nevada, USGS Bulletin 1010: 18-40.

Hewitt, D.F. (1956), Geology and Mining Resources of the Ivanpah Quadrangle, California and Nevada, USGS Professional Paper 275: 150-151.

McKnight, E. T., Newman, W. L., and Heyl, A. V., Jr. [compilers] (1962), USGS Map MR-19.

Lawrence, E.F. (1963), Antimony Deposits of Nevada (1963), Nevada Bureau of Mines Bulletin 61: 39, Pl. 1.

Longwell, C.R., et al (1965), Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 62: 108-110, 198.

U.S. Bureau of Mines staff (1965), Mercury Potential of the US, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8252, pp. 298.

Garside, L.J. (1973), Radioactive Mineral Occurrences in Nevada (1973), Nevada Bureau of Mines Bulletin 81, pp. 31.

Rocks & Minerals (1999): vol. 74 (November).

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10104120 & 10246378.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0320030110.

NBMG Bulletin 62, Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada.

NBMG Special Publication 31, Minerals of Nevada.

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