The Blossom Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 3,681 feet.
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Elevation: 3,681 Feet (1,122 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 35.49111, -114.92361
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Blossom Mine MRDS details
Primary: Blossom Mine
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Physiographic Detail: New Berry Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: TABULAR-SILL-LIKE (IRREGULAR)
Description: Mine Is At The Contact Of A Sill-Like Protruberence Of The Quartz Monzonite Body
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Analytical Data: AU: AG = 1:4
Comment (Development): SOUTHERN NEVADA MINING & MILLING CO. WORKED THE PROPERTY SHORTLY AFTER COMPLETION OF THE SPOKANE SHAFT. THE ORE WAS MILLED AT THE SOUTHERN NEVADA MILL. SMALL PRODUCTION WAS REPORTED 1961-62.
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION RECORDED FOR YEARS 1903-1908, 1913-1918, 1924, AND 1934. SMALL PRODUCTION IN 1961 AND 1962.
Comment (Workings): MAIN SURFACE BODY WAS MINED OUT BY 1906. THE SPOKANE AND FAULT SHAFTS EXPLORED THE SUBSURFACE WITH 3 LEVELS; AT 75 FT VERTICALLY, 95 FT & 137 FT REPECTIVELY.
Comment (Geology): THE QUARTZ MONZONITE-COUNTRY ROCK CONTACT IS NOT OFFSET BY THE FOOTWALL AND BRECCIA ZONE OF THE SURFACE BODY, WHICH INDICATES THE ORE WAS VERY EASILY BRECCIATED WITH LITTLE RELATIVE MOVEMENT. THE SURFACE BODY APPEARS TO CURVE GENTLY DOWNWARD TOWARD THE CONSPICUOUS GOUGE SEAM OR FAULT, BUT NOT HAVE ACTUALLY REACHED THE FAULT. NATIVE AU WAS ASSOCIATED WITH LIMONITE AND SMALL STREAKS OF SPECULAR HEMATITE, AND WAS GENERALLY WITHIN FRAGMENTED COUNTRY ROCK WITH POROUS SUGARY QUARTZ. THE ORE MINED HERE IS DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER ORE AT SEARCHLIGHT, BUT RESEMBLES ORE FOUND IN THE ELDORADO DIST.
Comment (Location): BETWEEN SEARCHLIGHT M M AND POMPEIT MINES.
Reference (Deposit): SMITH, 1982, FIELD EXAMINATION (DEC. 4, 1982)
Reference (Deposit): CALLAGHAN, E., 1939, GEOLOGY OF THE SEARCHLIGHT DIST, CLARK CO., NEV., USGS BULL 906-D, P. 176-179
Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, F.L., 1907, PRELIMINARY ACCOUNT OF GOLDFIELD, BULLFROG, AND OTHER MINING DIST. IN SOUTHERN NEV., USGS BULL 303, P. 72-74
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C.R., ETAL, 1965, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK, CO., NEV., NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL 62, P. 114,201.
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.