Piute Canyon Placer

Past Producer in Humboldt county in Nevada, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10026732
MRDS ID M000006
Record type Site
Current site name Piute Canyon Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.06011, 40.64351 (WGS84)
Relative position 7 MILES WEST OF TOWN OF BATTLE MOUTAIN
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Humboldt

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 032N 044E 18 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • IN PIUTE CANYON

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.06011, 40.64351

Ore body information

  • General form BLANKET, CHANNEL

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Channel

Comments on the geologic information

  • SHALLOW VALLEY FILL

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year <1915
Discovery method Ore-Mineral Not In Place
Year of first production <1915

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION RECORDS SHOW A SMALL PRODUCTION FOR MOST YEARS FROM 1915-1926; TOTAL IS LESS THAN $5000 WORTH

Comments on development

  • EARLY HISTORY IS UNKNOWN; PRODUCTION RECORDS SHOW A SMALL PRODUCTION FOR MOST YEARS FROM 1915 TO 1926.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M000006

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 88.

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965 ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B

  • Production

    ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit EARLY PLACER HISTORY IS NUT KNOWN; PRODUCTION RECORDS SHOW A SMALL PRODUCTIVE FOR MOST YEARS FROM 1915 TO 1926 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 La Pointe, D.D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology