The manganese ore body at the Three Kids Mine, Clark County, Nevada
AuthorVan Gilder, Kerry L
AdvisorMcGirk, Lon S.
Geological Sciences & Engineering
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The Three Kids manganese deposit lies within the lake and playa sediments belonging to the Muddy Creek formation of Pliocene (?) age. The manganiferous zone can be divided into three distinct sections: the lowermost is a series of thin manganese oxide beds separated by layers of tuff; the middle section is a thick massive manganese oxide bed; the upper section is composed of manganese oxide fragments in a tuffaceous sediment. The main manganese mineral is pyrolusite with smaller amounts of hollandite and cryptome- lane. The mineral celadonite occurs extensively throughout the mining area; its origin is problematical. The origin of the manganese is difficult to ascertain as the deposit exhibits both hydrothermal and sedimentary characteristics.
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SubjectThree Kids manganese deposit
Muddy Creek formation
manganese oxide beds
manganese oxide fragments
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