Copper Queen #4 Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044008
MRDS ID M231323
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Queen #4 Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.05427, 40.62157 (WGS84)
Elevation 1754
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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 29,30 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary
Silver Secondary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcocite Ore
Chrysocolla Ore
Copper Ore
Cuprite Ore
Malachite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Calcite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Pyritic

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 Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Rock unit name Harmony Formation;Harmony Formation
    Rock description Harmony Formation;Harmony Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.05427, 40.62157

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Ne-Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N65E
    Dip 40-45NW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Zones, Sheared Areas

Comments on the geologic information

  • PYRITE, CHALCOCITE AND CHRYSOCOLLA ARE DISMINATED IN SANDSTONE AND SHALE THROUGHOUT THE WORKINGS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year 1918
Year of first production 1927

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • THIS MINE PRODUCED 11,000 TONS ORE AVG. 5-10% CU FROM 1927 TO 1930, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE ABOVE COMBINED PRODUCTION FOR BOTH COPPER QUEEN MINES FROM 1917 TO 1951 (ALSO INCLUDES 6129 LB. PB.)

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 518.16M

Comments on development

  • PRODUCTION FROM 1927 TO 1930 WAS 11,000 TONS ORE WITH 5-10% CU.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231323

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 FAULT ZONE WITH DISSEMINATIONS
Deposit THE OREBODY ON THE COPPEQUEEN #4 CLAIM WAS DISCOVERED ABOUT 1918 THIS OREBODY YIELDED 11,000 TONS OF ORE WITH A GRADE OF 5 TO 10% CU BETWEEN 1927 AND 1930. THIS IS TOTALLY DISTINCT FROM THE COPPER QUEEN #1 MINE WHICH IS ON A SEPARATE FAULT, ALTHOUGH PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE COMBINED FOR THE TWO MINES. COPPER QUEEN #4 HAS ABOUT 1700 FT OF WORKINGS ; 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