Copper Basin Fan Placer

Occurrence in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044002
MRDS ID M231316
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Basin Fan Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.04455, 40.60323 (WGS84)
Elevation 1615
Relative position 6 MILES WSW OF TOWN OF BATTLE MOUNTAIN
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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 32 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • MOUTH OF LONG 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) -117.04455, 40.60323

Ore body information

  • General form BLANKET

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fan And Channel

Comments on the geologic information

  • FAN DEPOSITS AND CHANNEL DEPOSITS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year 1946
Discoverer Natomas Co.

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Natomas Co
    First year 1946

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231316

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PLACER; FANGRAVLES, CHANNELS
Deposit IN 1946, NATOMAS CO. EXPLORED THE FAN AT THE MOUTH OF LONG CANYON JUST BELOW COPPER BASIN, BY DRILLING. A LARGE VOLUME OF LOW-GRADE GRAVEL WAS FOUND, WITH CHANNELS OF HIGHER GRADE MATERIAL, BUT IT WAS NOT ECONOMIC TO MINE IT AT THAT TIME WITH GOLD AT $35.00 AN OUNCE. ; 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