Smith Valley Mine

The Smith Valley Mine is a lead, zinc, and silver mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,600 feet.

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: Smith Valley Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Silver

Lat, Long: 38.71694, -119.26583

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Satelite image of the Smith Valley Mine

Smith Valley Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Smith Valley Mine
Secondary: Telluride Claims


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Wilson - Pine Grove


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Limestone


Comments

Comment (Workings): LARGE SHAFT SUNK ON A 6-FOOT, HIGHLY SILICIFIED, FISSURE VEIN . THESE ARE FAIRLY LARGE WORKINGS WITH A WELL DEVELOPED CAMP, PART OF WHICH SERVED THE JACK RABBIT MINE JUST DOWN THE HILL.

Comment (Geology): THE META-SEDIMENTS ARE THOUGHT TO BE TRIASSIC-JURASSIC AND THE GRANITE OF CRETACEOUS AGE.

Comment (Production): SMALL UNRECORDED PRODUCTION

Comment (Development): ECON.COM: SMALL UNRECORDED PRODUCTION


References

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, J. G., 1969 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LYON, DOUGLAS AND ORMSBY COUNTIES, NEV., NEVADA BUREAU OFMINES, BULLETIN 75 .

Reference (Deposit): TELLURIDE CLAIMS,WILSON MINING DISTRICT,LYON COUNTY, QUADE SITE VISIT 06-14-89,NBMG UNPUBLISHED MINING DISTRICT FILES (TINGLEY FILES).