Julie Shaft

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044030
MRDS ID M231348
Record type Site
Current site name Julie Shaft
Alternate or previous names Copper Canyon Mine Lead-Zinc Orebody:Hornfels Orebody

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.13956, 40.53101 (WGS84)
Elevation 1783
Relative position 13 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 27 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • 500 FT SE OF VIRGIN SHAFT OF COPPER CANYON MINE

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Gold Secondary
Copper Secondary
Iron Tertiary
Sulfur Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Barite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Siderite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Propylitic, Pyritic

Analytical data

Result AVERAGE ORE GRADE 2.5% PB, 1.5% ZN, 3 OZ AG/TON

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 60
USGS model code 18c
Deposit model name Skarn Zn-Pb
Mark3 model number 22

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) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Hornfels
    Rock unit name Battle Formation
    Rock description Battle Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.13956, 40.53101

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Thrust Fault At Depth
Local Virgin & Mill Faults, N-S, Dip 65 W; Other Faults. The West Fault, Trends Nw And Forms The Nw Boundary Of The Hornfels Orebody As This Fault Contains Primary Sulfides, It May Have Been The Channel For Mineralizing Fluids Which Formed The Hornfels Orebody

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Dip VERTICAL
    Plunge 40-45N

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Intersection Of Gulch And West Faults

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE GRADE DECREASED NORTHWARD AWAY FROM INTERSECTION OF GULCH AND WEST FAULTS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1941
Discoverer Copper Canyon Mining Company
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1948

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Copper Canyon Mining Co.
    First year 1950

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION WAS FROM 1948 TO 1952, AND INCLUDED 3 OZ/TON AG WITH MINOR CU AND AU.

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT & CONNECTING WORKINGS

Comments on development

  • THE LEAD-ZINC OREBODY ON COPPER CANYON MINE GROUND WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN 1941 BY DIAMOND-DRILLING, AFTER WHICH THE JULIE SHAFT WAS SUNK TO THE 700-FT. LEVEL TO MINE IT. FIRES AND MARKET FLUCTUATIONS CAUSED PRODUCTION TO BE SPORADIC UNTIL 1957, WHEN THE MILL WAS SHUT DOWN, WITH LESSEE ACTIVITY CONTINUING UNTIL 1959 WHEN THE U.S. GOV'T. TOOK IT OVER.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231348

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

  • Deposit

    TRENGROVE, R.R., 1951, INVESTIGATION OF COPPER CANYON LEAD-ZINC DEPOSIT, LANDER CO NEVADA: U.S.B.M. REPT. INV. 4774

  • Production

    ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE LEAD-ZINC OREBODY ON COPPER CANYON MINE GROUND WAS FIRST DISCOVERED BY DIAMOND-DRILLING IN 1941. IN 1947, COPPER CANYON MINING CO SANK THE EXISTING JULIE SHAFT TO THE 700-FOOT LEVEL TO MINE THE LEAD-ZINC OREBODY. PRODUCTION OF PB-ZN ORE BEGAN IN 1948. FIRES AND MARKET FLUCTUATIONS RESULTED IN INTERMITTENT PRODUCTION UNTIL 1957 WHEN THE MILL WAS SHUT DOWN; WITH LESSEE ACTIVITY CONTINUING UNTIL 1959 WHEN THE U.S. GOV'T TOOK IT OVER JULIE SHAFT WAS FIRST PUT DOWN IN 1941 TO MINE COPPER-GOLD ORE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit VEINS, DISSEMINATIONS; INTERSECTION OF TWO FAULTS; ORE GRADE DECREASES AWAY FROM THE INTERSECTION

Reporter information

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