The Palace and Porter Mines is a lead mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,301 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 4,301 Feet (1,311 Meters)
Lat, Long: 35.76556, -115.44861
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Palace and Porter Mines MRDS details
Primary: Palace and Porter Mines
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
Description: Fredrickson Rift Zone (Nw Belt Of Shearing).
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Location): HEAD OF MONTE CRISTO GULCH.
Comment (Workings): FLAT STOPE AT PORTER CLAIM 15 X 25 FEET IN AREA. THERE ARE 4 TUNNELS AT THE PORTER CLAIM.
Comment (Production): CLAIMS HAVE YIELDED 250 - 300 TONS OF HIGH GRADE LEAD ORE BETWEEN YEARS OF 1905 - 1925 . ONE SHIPMENT IN 1925 CONTAINED 30 TONS ORE WITH 241 OZ. AG AND 35,835 LBS. PB.
Comment (Geology): ORE IN IRREGULAR FLAT LENSES OF GALENA BEARING DOLOMITE, AND SOME REDDISH HYDROZINCITE.
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 158 .
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. 195 .
Reference (Production): HEWETT, 1931
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.