The Lookout Mine is a zinc and lead 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: Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 35.80472, -115.45667
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Lookout Mine MRDS details
Primary: Lookout Mine
Secondary: Annex Mine
Secondary: Mountain Top 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: Numerous Minor Fractures, Fredrickson Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS INCLUDE A 75 FT. TUNNEL AT THE NW END (WHICH SHIPPED VANADIC OXIDE ORE, THE LARGEST SHIPMENT OF VANADUIM ORE MADE FROM THE DISTRICT BY 1931 .) ANOTHER TUNNEL SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET EAST OF THE FIRST 125 FEET LONG, AND SEVERAL OTHER EXPLORATIONS NEAR BY.
Comment (Location): NEAR CREST OF HIGH RIDGE
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION REPORTED INCLUDES NEW YEAR MINE AND NOT THE ANNEX CLAIM. 36 TONS OF VANADIC OXIDE ORE WHICH PRODUCED 9.26% VANADIC OXIDE ALSO REPORTED. COMBINED PRODUCTION FOR LOOKOUT AND MOUNTAIN TOP MINES WAS ABOUT 2000 TONS OF ORE OF ALL CLASSES. LOOKOUT CLAIM ALONE ESTIMATED AT 400 - 500 TONS, MOSTLY PB ORE. MOUNTAIN TOP ESTIMATED AT 1,500 TONS, MOSTLY ZN ORE. ANNEX CLAIM HAS YIELDED 250 TONS MOSTLY PB TON.
Comment (Geology): ALL THE ORE DEPOSITS IN THIS GROUP LIE IN A THIN ZONE LESS THAN 100 FEET THICK NEAR THE BASE OF THE BIRD SPRING FM. GALENA IS FOUND IN BROKEN DOLOMITE ZONES, CUPRODESCLOIZITE COATED DUMP FRAGMENTS.
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 , P. 192 .
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD; USGS PROF. PAPER 162 , P. 150 - 151 .
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.