Monitor Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044040
MRDS ID M231359
Record type Site
Current site name Monitor Claim
Alternate or previous names Monarch

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.11927, 40.53907 (WGS84)
Elevation 2085
Relative position 12 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 22 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON RIDGE EAST OF COPPER CANYON

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Zinc Tertiary
Iron Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.11927, 40.53907

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Golconda Thrust, Dewitt Thrust
Local Monitor Fault

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N10-20E
    Dip 60-70NW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Monitor Fault Zone

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Duval Corp.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Duval Copr.

Comments on the production information

  • SMALL AMOUNT OF GOLD AND SILVER

Comments on the workings information

  • ADITS, CUTS, PIT

Comments on development

  • SOUTHERN PART OF THE INDEPENDENCE CLAIM GROUP, NOW PART OF DUVAL'S OPEN PIT MINE, COPPER CANYON, EAST OREBODY

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231359

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 MONITOR FAULT ZONE
Deposit THIS IS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE INDEPENDENCE CLAIM GROUP. WORKINGS CONSISTED OF SEVERAL SHORT ADITS AND CUTS. AREA IS NOW PART OF DUVAL'S OPEN PIT ON THE COPPER CANYON EAST ORE-BODY. ; 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