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Green Monster Mine, Shenandoah Peak (Shenandoah Mountain), Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Green Monster MineMine
Shenandoah Peak (Shenandoah Mountain)Peak
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Spring MtsMountain Range
Clark Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 53' 21'' North , 115° 38' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)8.2km
Goodsprings229 (2011)20.3km
Blue Diamond290 (2011)28.1km
Summerlin South24,085 (2012)38.3km
Enterprise108,481 (2011)39.6km


A former Cu-Pb-Ag-U-Zn occurrence/mine located in sec. 1, T24S, R56E, MDM, 13.3 km (8.3 miles) WNW of Shenandoah Peak (coordinates of record), 13 miles NW of Goodsprings, on the western margin of the western spur of the Spring Mountains, E of Black Butte (on the northern border of Mesquite Valley), on Bureau of Land Management administered land. Discovered in 1894. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

The Green Monster mine (No. 11, fig. 2), in sec. 1, T. 24 S., R. 56 E., near the California State line (Staatz, unpublished report), is leased by Fred Smith of Las Vegas. The mine was the source of considerable tonnage of zinc and lead ore, and the mine workings are extensive. The workings explore a steeply-dipping, mineralized breccia zone and consist of more than 2,300 feet of drifts and crosscuts in three main levels, extensive stopes on three separate ore shoots, and several shafts, winzes, and raises (G. W. Walker, written communication). The deposit has been worked for lead, zinc, and copper minerals to a depth of 380 feet.

The ore deposit is irregular in thickness and is localized by a shear zone in the Bullion dolomite member of the Monte Cristo limestone of Mississippian age. Secondary uranium minerals occur in a zone 1 to 2 feet thick on the footwall side of the ore body. Kasolite and an unidentified uranium mineral are associated witk malachite, azurite, cuprite, cerussite, calamine, and limonite in a yellow, earthy ore as replacement deposits in the upper stope. Selected specimens assayed as high as 9 percent uranium.

Most of the uranium is in the upper stope, and the grade decreases rapidly with depth. 0.057 percent uranium is the highest value obtained 80 feet below the upper stope. Reserves are evidently small and only one shipment of 5 tons, containing 1.00 percent U308 had been made by the end of 1951.


Mineralization is a replacement deposit (mineral occurrence model information: Model code: 72; USGS model code: 19a; Deposit model name: polymetallic replacement; Mark3 model number: 47) hosted in Mississippian dolomite. The ore body strikes N60W and dips 50SW. Controls for ore emplacement included a shear contact between the Arrowhead & Bullion members plus minor thrusts and local conduits along tear faults. There are 3 ore shoots that range between 5 and 15 feet thick. Ore from tabular bodies are elongated in the bedding plane, and are predominately a mixture of hydrozincite and hemimorphite in a gangue of white dolomite and ocherous limonite. Smithsonite forms veinlets in fractures crossing the ore zones. Cerussite is in granular masses and galena is in lenses and kernels surrounded by thin rinds of anglesite. Radioactive minerals are dumontite, kasolite, rutherfordine, chrysocolla, and limonite intermixed with the oxidized Pb and Zn minerals. The U ore grade is variable, up to 9%. The U decreases with depth. Local rocks include Mississippian Limestone and minor amounts of dolomite and shale.

Local geologic structures include local homoclinal structure of the beds - part of a SE-plunging syncline; one main thrust fault and several minor ones. Regional structures include a large thrust zone.

Workings include unspecified underground openings with a length of 243.84 meters and an overall depth of 121.92 meters (the topo map reflects 1 shaft symbol labeled "Green Monster Mine" at this point.

Production information: Crude ore contained 15 - 25% combined metals. Pb averaged 1%. At the deepest development, Pb was 10% or more.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


28 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Hewett (1931), Geology and Ore Deposits of Goodsprings Quadrangle, USGS Professional Paper 162.
Boltwoodite
Formula: (K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999
Dumontite
Formula: Pb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
'Manganese Oxides var: Manganese Dendrites'
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Rutherfordine
Formula: (UO2)CO3
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10037219.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10037219.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Personally collected by Bruce Kelley on mine tailings, April 2015

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rutherfordine5.EB.05(UO2)CO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Dumontite8.EC.15Pb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Boltwoodite9.AK.15(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Kasolite9.AK.15Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'var: Manganese Dendrites'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Rutherfordine14.1.4.1(UO2)CO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Dumontite42.4.5.1Pb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Boltwoodite53.3.1.5(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Kasolite53.3.1.1Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'var: Manganese Dendrites'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
H DumontitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
H Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CalciteCaCO3
C Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3
OOxygen
O KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
O DumontitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
O Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
NaSodium
Na Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Si Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
PPhosphorus
P DumontitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Pb DumontitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
UUranium
U KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
U DumontitePb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
U Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Mississippian
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2785145
Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Limestone

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Monte Cristo Limestone; Joana Limestone; Mercury Limestone; Bristol Pass Limestone; Rogers Spring Limestone

Description: This unit is present in southern Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties. Unit includes the Monte Cristo Limestone, and Lower Mississippian rocks referred to as the Joana, Mercury, Bristol Pass, and Rogers Spring Limestones. It generally lies depositionally above Devonian carbonate rocks and beneath Pennsylvanian carbonate and clastic rocks. In the Meadow Valley Mountains in southern Lincoln County it is also shown sitting on a thin horizon of Pilot Shale and overlain by a thin Mississippian clastic unit assigned to unit IPMcl.

Comments: Original map source: Crafford, A.E.J., 2007, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 249, 1 CD-ROM, 46 p., 1 plate; Scale 1:250,000.

Lithology: Major:{limestone}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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References

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Hewett (1931), Geology and Ore Deposits of Goodsprings Quadrangle, USGS Professional Paper 162.
Albritton and others (1954), Geologic Controls of Pb and Zn Deposits in Goodsprings District, USGS Bulletin 1010: 85-89.
Lovering, T.G. (1954), A Contribution to the Geology of Uranium, Radioactive Deposits of Nevada, USGS Bulletin 1009-C: 78.
Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955.
USGS (1956), Professional Paper 275: 149-150.
Longwell, C.R., Pampeyan, E.H., Bowyer, B., and Roberts, R.J. (1965), Geology and mineral deposits of Clark County, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 62: 112 (Map scale: 1:12,000).
Garside, L. J. (1973), Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 81: 28.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), file #0320030097.
Rocks & Minerals (1999): volume 74 (November).
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10037219 & 10197251.
USGS Professional Paper 300: 97-103 (lists this mine as Green Mountain mine (probably error)).
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Minerals of Nevada, Special Publication 31.

USGS MRDS Record:10037219
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