Ruth Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 50' 10'' North , 115° 29' 12'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||35.83611,-115.48667|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
A former Pb-Ag mine located in sec. 29, T24S, R58E, MDM.
9 valid minerals.
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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323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Limestone|
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)
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.
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.