Deposit with commodities copper, gold

More information at and near this site: Re-NV00125

About this location

Feature ID Re-Mo00360
Geographic coordinates -115.030916, 39.2632
Point definition Approximate center of polygon
Polygon definition Copper deposit
Reference Hardy and others (2009); Figure 9.1
Date: 2009; Scale: Medium (1:24,000-1:250,000)

Geologic information

Commodities copper; gold
Valuable materials chrysocolla; chalcopyrite; gold; chalcocite (1)
Associated materials quartz; magnetite; goethite; hematite; jarosite; pyrite
Age of mineralization 111-109 Ma (2)
Host rock age Pennsylvanian; Permian; Cretaceous
Host unit name Ely Formation; Riepe Springs Limestone; Rib Hill Sandstone
Host lithologies limestone; sandstone; quartz monzonite porphyry
Alteration oxidized; silicified
Reference Maher, D., 1993, Thesis Study of Veteran Extension: Geological Society of Nevada, Elko Chapter Summer 1993 Field Trip Guidebook, Special Publication Number 17, p. 65-75.
Additional references (1) Bauer and others (1966); (2) Singer and others (2008)

Deposit models and geoenvironmental models

Type Model Reference
Deposit model Porphyry Cu Singer, D.A., Mosier, D.L., and Cox, D.P., 1986, Grade and Tonnage Model of Porphyry Cu in Cox, D.P., and Singer, D.A., 1986, Mineral deposit models: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1693, p. 77-81.
Geoenvironmental model Porphyry Cu du Bray, E.A., 1995, ed., Preliminary compilation of descriptive geoenvironmental mineral deposit models: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-831, 272 p.

Geographic context based on the point coordinates