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.
Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc, Silver
Lat, Long: 38.71694, -119.26583
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Smith Valley Mine MRDS details
Primary: Smith Valley Mine
Secondary: Telluride Claims
District: Wilson - Pine Grove
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
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
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Reference (Deposit): TELLURIDE CLAIMS,WILSON MINING DISTRICT,LYON COUNTY, QUADE SITE VISIT 06-14-89,NBMG UNPUBLISHED MINING DISTRICT FILES (TINGLEY FILES).