The Volcano Mine is a zinc and lead mine located in Clark county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Zinc, Lead
Lat, Long: 35.80639, -115.46833
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Volcano Mine MRDS details
Primary: Volcano Mine
Secondary: Promethus Claim
Secondary: Bico Property
District: Goodsprings District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Campbell, Allen S.
Owner Name: Beck, C. A.
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
Physiographic Detail: Spring Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Analytical Data: BACKGROUND=10 CPS, HIGH=30CPS-PROBABLY ASSOCIATED WITH HYDROZINCITE
Comment (Location): EAST EDGE OF TABLE MOUNTAIN ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): ABOUT 300 TONS (10 CAR LOADS) OF LEAD-ZINC ORE HAS BEEN SHIPED.
Comment (Deposit): ORE SHOOTS PARALLEL TO BEDDING.
Comment (Workings): SEVERAL EXPLORATION ADITS AND SHAFTS. IN AN AREA 200 FT IN DIAMETER ON THE VOLCANO CLAIM, AND SHALLOW TUNNELS AND OPEN CUTS EXPLORING SMALL SHOOTS ON THE PROMETHEUS CLAIM.
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C.R., 1965, GEOL. MIN. DEP. OF CLARK CO., NEV., NBMG, BULL 62, P. 198.
Reference (Production): 10 CARLOADS (300 TONS) OF PB-ZN ORE SHIPPED FROM VOLCANO CLAIM, AND 20 TONS OF PB ORE AND 70 TONS OF ZN ORE FROM THE PROMETHEUS CLAIM.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 1973, RAD. MIN. OCC. OF NEV., NBMG, BULL 81, P. 33.
Reference (Deposit): HEWITT, P.F., 1931, GEOL. AND MID. DEP. OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., NEV., USGS, PP 162, P. 149.
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.