The Tam O'Shanter Mine. is a lead mine located in Clark county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 35.70861, -115.48222
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Tam O'Shanter Mine. MRDS details
Primary: Tam O'Shanter Mine.
Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: J. R. Newberry
Years: 1922 -
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: Large Scale Thrust Faults.
Description: Tam O'Shanter Thrust.
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION INTERMITTENT.
Comment (Geology): ORE MATERIAL WAS HARD GRANULAR CERUSITE ASSOCIATED WITH FERRUGINOUS CHERT AND PLUMBOJAROSITE, IN BRECCIA ZONE PARALLEL TO THE BEDDING. RADIOACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH OXIDIZED COPPER MINERALS UNDERGROUND FRAGMENTS OF BANDED SMITHSONITE FOUND IN THE DUMP, PYROMORPHITE ON FRACTURES IN THE FERRUGINOUS CHERT.
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 164 .
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.