Oriole Claims

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044048
MRDS ID M231367
Record type Site
Current site name Oriole Claims
Alternate or previous names Yellow Boy Claims

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.12484, 40.55351 (WGS84)
Elevation 2027
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 15 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON DIVIDE BETWEEN COPPER CANYON AND GALENA CANYON

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Silver Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    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) -117.12484, 40.55351

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Dewitt Thrust Fault
Local N-S Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N20W
    Dip 60-90W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Zone, Brecciation

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1930
Discoverer F. Chagnon
Year of first production 1935

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Chagnon, F.
    First year 1930

Comments on the production information

  • ONE ORE SHIPMENT IN 1935 CONTAINED 0.49 OZ/TON AU; 5.7 OZ/TON AG IN 35 TONS ORE.

Comments on the workings information

  • SHALLOW WORKINGS PARTLY CAVED IN 1951

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231367

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

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FAULT ZONE; BRECCIATION
Deposit LOCATED BY F. CHAGNON IN 1930. SHALLOW WORKINGS WERE PARTLY CAVED IN 1951 ; 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