The Contact Mine is a zinc mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 35.93111, -115.47250
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Contact Mine MRDS details
Primary: Contact Mine
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic replacement
Description: Large Scale Overthrusting
Description: Thrust Fault, Beds Form South Pitching Anticline
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Location): ON EAST SLOPE OF THE MOUNTAINS
Comment (Geology): DOLOMITE BRECCIA IN ZONE PARALLEL TO BULLION DOLOMITE MEMBER BEDDING BENEATH THE CONTACT THRUST
Comment (Workings): THERE ARE 2 MAIN WORKINGS - A 160 FT. TUNNEL AND A SHAFT UP TO 300 FEET DEEP SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET WEST OF THE TUNNEL.
Reference (Production): HEWETT, 1931
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., USGS PROF. PAPER 162 , P. 126 .
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY & MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO.: NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES, BULL. 62 , P. 186 .
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.