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Christmas Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Christmas MineMine
Goodsprings DistrictMining District
Spring MtsMountain Range
Clark Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 43' 27'' North , 115° 27' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.72417,-115.45862
GeoHash:G#: 9qmghxms7
USGS MRDS Record:10037210
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Goodsprings229 (2011)12.2km
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)18.7km
Blue Diamond290 (2011)36.1km
Enterprise108,481 (2011)38.7km
Summerlin South24,085 (2012)45.2km


Sec 3 T26S R58E Pb, Zn, Au, Ag, Cu
Structure: Large Scale Thrust Faults Beds Are Along The NE Limb Of A Minor Anticline. The Sultan Fault Is 1000 Ft. To The West, Several Post Mineral NW Trending Faults, And There Are Inconspiceous Fractures Near The Workings Trending NE.

Deposit type: Polymetallic replacement

Development: Most work was done 1915-1917

Geology: Breccia zones follo W and cut across the bedding planes, and are completely dolomitized galena found embedded in the hydrozincite, and in lenses in the breccia. Most weathered to anglesite ratio of Ag to Pb is uncommonly high - 1 oz. Ag to 1 % Pb.

Ore(s): Breccia Zone Permeability.

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7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Calamine'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
'Cuprodescloizite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Calamine'-
'Cuprodescloizite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Calamine'-
'Cuprodescloizite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
ZnZinc
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

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: 3008900
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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Hewett, (1931) , Geology and Ore Deposits of Goodsprings Quad., USGS Prof. Paper 162 P. 162 .
Longwell, C. R., Pampeyan, E. H., Bowyer, B., Roberts, R. J., (1965) , Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark Co. Nev. Bureau of Mines Bull. 62 P. 188 .


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