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Smithsonite Mine.  Goodsprings, Nevada.

35°49'27.98"N  115°32'42.04"W
USGS Full Report

Primary Mining:  Zinc
Secondary Mining:  Lead, Copper, Molybdenum

Smithsonite Mine is located South of Las Vegas, Nevada. Nearest towns are Jean, Nevada,  Goodsprings, Nevada  and Sandy Valley, Nevada. Primary mining in the area included: copper, lead, silver, gold and zinc.

It's possible and likely that we misidentified the Ironside Mine as the Smithsonite Mine.  Each Mine has several claims within the same valley that cross and skip over each other.  To add to the confusion, some records list a few mine claims using the other name as a former site name. 

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