Blue Jay Mine

The Blue Jay Mine is a lead, copper, zinc, silver, gold, and cobalt mine located in Clark county, Nevada.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Blue Jay Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Clark

Elevation:

Commodity: Lead, Copper, Zinc, Silver, Gold, Cobalt

Lat, Long: 35.88028, -115.48167

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Blue Jay Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Jay Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Cobalt


Location

State: Nevada
County: Clark
District: Goodsprings


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Kipushi Cu-Pb-Zn (BC name is Carbonate-hosted Cu)


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Large Scale Overthrusts

Type: L
Description: Contact Overthrust Lies 200 Ft. Below The Surface.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Dolomite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Heterogenite


Comments

Comment (Geology): COPPER AND COBALT MINERALS LAY ALONG FRACTURES TRENDING N 30 W, 55 NE, ROUGHLY PARALLEL TO THE BEDDING.


References

Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 110 .

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 Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.