Copper Queen #1 Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044007
MRDS ID M231322
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Queen #1 Mine
Alternate or previous names Dipper

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.05816, 40.6199 (WGS84)
Elevation 1753
Relative position 8 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 30 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • IN LONG CANYON BELOW POORMAN'S GULCH

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary
Silver Secondary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcocite Ore
Chrysocolla Ore
Malachite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Harmony Formation;Harmony Formation
    Rock description Harmony Formation;Harmony Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.05816, 40.6199

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description W-N-W Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N60-75W
    Dip 32-45NE

Controls for ore emplacement

  • 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 <1880
Year of first production 1885

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • 1917-1951 TOTAL COMBINED PRODUCTION FOR BOTH COPPER QUEEN MILES WAS 11,830 TONS ORE CONTAINING THE ABOVE METALS AS WELL AS 6129 LB. PB.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 65.53M
    Overall depth 57.91M

Comments on the workings information

  • INCLINED SHAFT, DRIFTS, CROSSCUT

Comments on development

  • PROBABLY OF THE EARLIEST DISCOVERIES IN THE COPPER BASIN AREA. PRODUCTION BEGAN IN THE 1880'S AND CONTINUED SPORADICALLY UNTIL 1930. W.G. LEE AND C.W. BURGE SOLD THE PROPERTY IN 1931 TO H. LEMAIRE AND J. WATT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231322

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSI 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 SECONDARILY-ENRICHED FAULT ZONE
Deposit COPPER QUEEN #1 WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE EARLIEST DISCOVERIES IN THE COPPER BASIN AREA. PRODUCTION BEGAN IN THE 1880'S AND CONTINUED SPROADICALLY UNTIL 1930. W.G. LEE AND C.W. BURGE SOLD THE PROPERTY IN 1921 TO H. LEMAIRE AND J. WATT. WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 190 FT INCLINED SHAFT AND 215 FT. OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS ; 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
Updater 01-SEP-1994 Li, Zhiping (Peters, S.) U.S. Geological Survey