The Prairie Flower Mine is a zinc and lead mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,482 feet.
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Elevation: 4,482 Feet (1,366 Meters)
Commodity: Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 35.85528, -115.48833
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Prairie Flower Mine MRDS details
Primary: Prairie Flower Mine
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Yellow Pine Mining Co.
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: Major Faults In District Make A Reticulate Pattern
Description: On The Nw Limb Of The Porphyry Gulch Anticline Broken By Many Faults
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Workings): UNDERGROUND WORKINGS NOW CONNECTED TO THE YELLOW PINE MINE.
Comment (Geology): GALENA WAS PROBABLY MOST ABUNDANT BUT NOW MINETITE IS MUCH MORE COMMON.
Comment (Deposit): LATEST PRODUCTION 1952 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY & ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., USGS PROF. PAPER 162 , P. 127 - 129 .
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO. NEV. BUR. OF MINES, BULL. 62 , P. 186 .
Reference (Deposit): ALBRITTON, C. C., JR., RICHARDS, A., BROKAW, A. L., REINEMUND, J. A., 1954 , GEOLOGIC CONTROLS OF PB & ZN DEPOSITS IN GOODSPRINGS DISTRICT GEOL. SURV. BULL. 1010
Reference (Production): LONGWELL, PAMPEYAN, BOWYER, ROBERTS, 1965
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.