Chase Mine

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Copper, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10043998
MRDS ID M231312
Record type Site
Current site name Chase Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.03761, 40.61157 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Lander

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 032N 044E 29 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • 900 FT. NW OF SWEET MARIE MINE

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcocite Ore
Copper Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Monzonite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Hornfels
    Rock unit name Harmony Formation
    Rock description Harmony Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.03761, 40.61157

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Dewitt Thrust Fault
Local Chase Fault

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
    Strike N60W
    Dip NE

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • NEAR-SURFACE ORE IS COPPER CARBONATE, GIVING WAY TO CHALCOCITE AT DEPTH. (ORE IS IN FAULT ZONE)

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year <1918
Year of first production 1918

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the production information

  • SOME SULFIDE ORE SHIPPED, 1918-1923. IN 1937, 3.9 TONS SULFIDE ORE WERE SHIPPED CONTAINING 31.5% CU. IN 1948, SEVERAL CARS OF ORE WERE SHIPPED, AVERAGING 5% CU.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 56.39M

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT, DRIFTS

Comments on development

  • SOME PRODUCTION 1918-1923, 1937, 1948. AREA IS NOW ENCOMPASSED BY DUVAL'S COPPER BASIN OPEN PIT MINE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231312

Bibliographic references

  • 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 NEAR-SURFACE CARBONATE ORE; CHALCOCITE ORE IN FAULT ZONE.
Deposit WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN INCLINED SHAFT WITH WORKINGS ON 130 AND 185-FT LEVELS; AREA IS NOW ENCOMPASSED BY DUVAL'S COPPER BASIN OPEN PIT OPERATIONS. ; 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