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Tiffin Mine, Goodsprings Mining District, Spring Mountains, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Tiffin MineMine
Goodsprings Mining DistrictMining District
Spring MountainsMountain Range
Clark Co.County
NevadaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 46' 40'' North , 115° 31' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Goodsprings229 (2011)10.3km
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)10.5km
Blue Diamond290 (2011)31.8km
Enterprise108,481 (2011)37.6km
Summerlin South24,085 (2012)41.7km


Sec 18 T25S R58E. Zn, Pb, Ag.
Structure: Thrust Fault, Normal Faults Beds Are Much Disturbed, Locally Strike NW And Dip 35-50 SE.

Deposit: Ore is directly associated with thrust and normal faults.

Geology: Anomolous radioactivity associated with limonite, Cu oxides, and hydrozincite. Background = 10-20 cps, high = 400-500 cps.

Rock formation(s): Monte Cristo (Strike NE, Dip 35-50SE), (Bullion Member);Bird Springs (Ne, 35-50se)


Ore(s): Fault Zone

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: USGS Bul 540
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; USGS Bul 540; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
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.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: USGS Bul 540
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: USGS Bul 540

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
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CerussitePbCO3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
ZnZinc
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Longwell, C.R., (1965), Geol. and Min. of Clark Co., Nev., NBMG, Bull 62, Pg. 198.
Hewitt, D.F., (1931), Geol. and Min. Dep. of Goodsprings Quad., Nev., USGS, Pp 162, P. 153.
Garside, L.J., (1973), Radioactive Mineral Occurences of Nev., NBMG, Bull 81., P. 33.

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USGS MRDS Record:10046996

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