Willow Spring

Occurrence in Nye county in Nevada, United States with commodities Silver, Copper, Mercury, Molybdenum, Lead, Zinc, Nickel, Cobalt

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10037023
MRDS ID M030039
Record type Site
Current site name Willow Spring

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.16759, 38.47493 (WGS84)
Elevation 2042
Relative position 50 MILE NNE OF TONOPAH
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Nye

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
007N 042E;043E 17,18 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :1972

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Primary
Mercury Secondary
Molybdenum Secondary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary
Nickel Tertiary
Cobalt Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Galena Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Niccolite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Analytical data

Result BEST MATERIAL HAS GRADE OF 0.35 % NI WITH TRACE CO

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Serpentinite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.16759, 38.47493

Ore body information

  • General form TRIANGULAR IN PLAN VIEW
    Width 60.96M
    Length 5149.76M

Comments on the geologic information

  • STRATA STRIKE N10W

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Manhattan District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Standard Slag Co.
    First year 1961

Comments on development

  • NICKELIFEROUS ROCKS NEAR WILLOW SPRING HAVE BEEN EXAMINED FOR NI POTENTIAL BY SEVERAL PARTIES INCLUDING STANDARD SLAG CO. IN 1961.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M030039

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ERVINE; 1973 ; MINERAL ZONING OF SPANISH BELT DISTRICT; DISS. ABS. INT., VOL. 34 , NO. 3

  • Deposit

    KLEINHAMPL,F.J. AND ZIONY, J.I., THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF NORTHERN NYE COUNTY: NBMG BULL. (IN PRESS)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1978 Theodore, Ted G. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JUN-1982 La Pointe, D.D. (Tingley, J.V.) Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology