The Azure Ridge Mine is a zinc mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 2,799 feet.
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Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)
Lat, Long: 36.31833, -114.08167
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Azure Ridge Mine MRDS details
Primary: Azure Ridge Mine
Secondary: Bonelli Mine
District: Gold Butte
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: John F. Perkins ( 1937 )
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Gold Butte Fault North Of Mine.
Description: 2 Bedding Plane Faults Within The Mine Area.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF 3 SHORT ADITS AND NUMEROUS SHALLOW PROSPECT PITS. SKETCH MAP OF MINE IN LONGWELL ETAL 1965 P. 130 .
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED
Comment (Production): 1918 , 2 CARLOADS OF SORTED ZINC ORE, 1 CARLOAD OF SORTED COPPER ORE. ZINC ORE AVERAGED 40 % ZN, COPPER ORE AVERAGED 35 % CU, WITH SMALL VALUES IN GOLD AND SILVER.
Comment (Geology): ORE IS IN IRREGULAR, LENS-SHAPED, REPLACEMENT BODIESIN LIGHT GRAY DOLOMITE OF LATE CAMBRIAN AGE WHICH LIES IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE GOLD BUTTE FAULT.
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. 124 - 131 , P. 183 .
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG
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.