The Yellow Pine Mine is a lead, zinc, silver, and copper mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,721 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 4,721 Feet (1,439 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Zinc, Silver, Copper
Lat, Long: 35.85, -115.49500
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Yellow Pine Mine MRDS details
Primary: Yellow Pine Mine
Secondary: Prairie Flower
Secondary: Yellow Pine Lead Zinc Mine.
District: Goodsprings District
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. F. Kent
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1906
Discovery Year: 1892
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Physiographic Detail: Spring Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic replacement
Description: Normal Faults Are Numerous And Attitudes Very Greatly; Thrust Fault
Description: Fault Zone
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dolomitization, Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian
Analytical Data: CRUDE ZN ORE CONTAINED 34-45% ZN, 3.5-6.5% PB, 1-6 OZ AG/TON. THE INSOLUBLE MATER (MOSTLY SILICA) COMPOSED 5-15% OF BULK.
Analytical Data: MIXED PB-ZN ORE CONTAINED 13-16% PB 27-30% ZN AND ABOUT 11 OZ AG/TON.
Analytical Data: CRUDE PB ORE CONTAINED 47-63% PB, 5-13% ZN, 17-22 OZ AG/TON
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C.R., 1965, GEOL. MIN. DEP. OF CLARK CO., NEV., NBMG BULL 62, P. 108-110, 198
Reference (Deposit): HEWITT, D.F., 1931, GEOL. AND MIN. DEP. OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD, NEV, USGS, P. 162, PP. 129-137.
Reference (Deposit): HEWITT, D.F., 1956, GEOL. AND MIN. RESOURCES OF IVANPAH QUAD. CA AND NEV., USGS., PP I75, P. 150-151
Reference (Deposit): ALBRITTON, C.C., ETAL, 1954, GEOLOGIC CONTROLS OF PB-ZN DEP. IN GOODSPRINGS DIST., NEV., USGS, BULL 1010, P. 18-40.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, NBMG BULL 41
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, F. C., 1923, MINING DISTRICTS AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA; NEVADA NEWSLETTER PUB. CO., RENO.
Reference (Deposit): MCKNIGHT, E. T., NEWMAN, W. L., AND HEYL, A. V., JR. (COMPILERS), 1962, USGS MAP MR-19.
Reference (Production): HEWITT, 1956, USGS, PP 275, P. 151. HEWITT, 1931, USGS, P. 162,PP. 129-137.
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.