The Argenteria Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,800 feet.
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Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Zinc
Lat, Long: 35.81306, -115.46694
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Argenteria Mine MRDS details
Primary: Argenteria Mine
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Fredrickson Rift Zone (Nw Belt Of Shearing).
Description: Ore Bearing Material Lies On Crest Of Low Anticline, Fredrickson Fault Marked By Breccia Zone.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION INTERMITTENT FROM 1927 TO 1962 .
Comment (Location): 1 MILE SE OF FREDRICKSON MINE.
Comment (Workings): PRINCIPAL WORKINGS ARE TWO TUNNELS; THE NORTH ONE EXTENDING FROM THE WEST SIDE TO THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIDGE. LENGTH OF WORKINGS TOTALS APPROX. 400 FEET FOR BOTH TUNNELS.
Comment (Geology): DESCLOIZITE FORMS THIN MAMMILLARY COATINGS ON THE DOLOMITE BRECCIA. GALENA IS EMBEDDED IN THE BROWN CHERT CEMENTING THE BRECCIA. ORE BODIES ARE TABULAR 5 - 20 FEET THICK PARALLEL TO THE BEDDING.
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD. USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 148 - 149 .
Reference (Deposit): 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 .
Reference (Production): LONGWELL ETAL, 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.