Iron Canyon Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044029
MRDS ID M231347
Record type Site
Current site name Iron Canyon Mine
Alternate or previous names San Miguel Mine, Compromise, Planet

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.10816, 40.54601 (WGS84)
Elevation 1768
Relative position 11 MILES SW 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 031N 043E 23 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • 1 1/7 MILES UP IRON CANYON FROM MOUTH.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Secondary
Zinc Secondary
Arsenic Secondary
Antimony Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Calamine Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Gypsum Gangue
Iron Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic

Analytical data

Result EARLY OXIDE ORE YIELDED 2 OZ AU/TON OXIDE ORE SINCE 1939 HAS YIELDED LESS THAN 1% PB
Result LESS THAN 1%ZN
Result LESS THAN 0.2% CU
Result TR. TO 3.3% AS
Result SB UP TO 0.4%
Result 0.25 TO 1.8 OZ/TON AU
Result 0.55 TO 5.7 OZ/TON AG. SULFIDE ORE RAN LESS THAN 0.15 OZ/TON AU.

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 72
USGS model code 19a
Deposit model name Polymetallic replacement
Mark3 model number 47

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cambrian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cambrian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
    Rock unit name Scott Canyon Formation
    Rock description Scott Canyon Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.10816, 40.54601

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Dewitt Thrust Fault
Local Wing Fault

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
    Strike N-S
    Dip STEEPLY W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Zones

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year <1908
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1908

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on development

  • 9 CLAIMS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231347

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J., 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 THE MINE HAS BEEN INTERMITTENTLY PRODUCTIVE SINCE 1908. THE GROUP CONSISTS OF NINE CLAIMS WITH MAIN WORKINGS ON THE IRON CANYON, COMPROMISE AND PLANET CLAIMS. ADDITIONAL WORKINGS ARE ON THE CAVE ADIT, G & C, NORTH WEDGE CLAIMS EARLY ORE SHIPMENT WERE HIGH IN GOLD, WITH LATER ORE RICH IN AG AND PB.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1980 La Pointe, D. D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology