Great Basin West VMS

Region West, Southwest
Mineral systems
Deposit types
Other minerals

Information leading to the delineation of this focus area

Basis for focus area Polygons extracted and merged with National Assessment tract GB21. Previously categorized as Massive sulfide, Sierran kuroko (U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team, 2002).
Identified resources None.
Production None.
Status Unknown.
Estimated resources Unknown.
Geologic maps Stewart and Carlson (1978), scale 1:500,000; Crafford (2010), scale 1:500,000.
Geophysical data Inadequate aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Favorable rocks and structures Jurassic Black Rock and Triassic Koipato assemblages contain intermediate to felsic marine volcanic rocks.
Deposits Red Boy mine (MRDS dep_id: 10047367).
Evidence from mineral occurrences MRDS.
Geochemical evidence Unknown.
Geophysical evidence Unknown.
Evidence from other sources Unknown.
Cover thickness and description Unknown.
Authors Allen K. Andersen, Deborah A. Briggs.
New data needs Geophysics, geologic mapping.
Geologic mapping and modeling needs Updated geologic mapping.
Geophysical survey and modeling needs High resolution, Rank 1 aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Digital elevation data needs Lidar variable over large focus area; some complete, some in progress, some inadequate.