Raven Adit

Occurrence in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Copper, Gemstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044051
MRDS ID M231372
Record type Site
Current site name Raven Adit

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.04011, 40.61073 (WGS84)
Elevation 1676
Relative position 7 MILES WEST 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 032N 044E 29 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • JUST WEST OF CHASE MINE

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gemstone Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Turquoise Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillic

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • 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) -117.04011, 40.61073

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Dewitt Thrust Fault

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • 400 FT. FROM PORTAL, SMALL POCKETS AND VEINLETS OF NON-COMMERCIAL GRADE TURQUOISE OCCUR

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Duval Corp.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 224.03M

Comments on the workings information

  • ADIT

Comments on development

  • ADIT DRIVEN TO EXPLORE PORPHYRY W. OF CHASE MINE, BUT ONLY LOW-GRADE COPPER ORE WAS FOUND. THE AREA IS NOW ENCOMPASSED BY DUVAL'S COPPER BASIN OPEN PIT OPERATIONS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231372

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 400 FEET FROM PORTAL, SMALL POCKETS AND VEINTLETS OF TURQUOISE OCCUR.
Deposit 735-FT-LONG ADIT DRIVEN TO EXPLORE THE QUARTZ MONZONITE PORPHYRY WEST OF CHASE MINE, BUT ONLY LOW GRADE COPPER ORE WAS FOUND. THE AREA IS NOW ENCOMPASSED BY DUVAL'S OPEN PIT OPERATIONS AT COPPER BASIN. ; 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