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Columbia Mine (Josephine claim), Goodsprings, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 49' 14'' North , 115° 28' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.8205555556, -115.474722222

A former Cu-Ag-Zn-Au-Co mine located in sec. 33, T24S, R58E, MDM, 3.9 km (2.4 miles) WSW of Goodsprings and SE of Shenandoah Peak, on private land. Discovered in 1880. First production was in 1906. Owned by Joseph Dederich (1922). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in dolomite. Controls for ore emplacement included a breccia zone. Cobalt oxide was replacing dolomite country rock along a local fault, forming dendrites. Associated rocks include Paleocene granite. Local rocks include dolomite, limestone, and minor amounts of sandstone and quartzite.

Regional geologic structures include large-scale overthrusts. Local fault occurs W of the shaft.

Workings include underground openings with a length of 152.4 meters and an overall depth of 33.53 meters. The main workings are 2 shafts 800 feet apart.

Production data are found in: Longwell, et al (1965).

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Hewitt, D.F., (1931), Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada, USGS Professional Paper 162: 121-122.

Hewitt, D.F. (1956), Geology and Mining Resources of the Ivanpah Quadrangle, California and Nevada, USGS Professional Paper 275: 133-134.

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

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10037212 & 10197407.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0320030022.

USGS Bulletin 540.

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 31, Minerals of Nevada.

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