Turquoise King Mine

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodity Gemstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044062
MRDS ID M231384
Record type Site
Current site name Turquoise King Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.05122, 40.60323 (WGS84)
Elevation 1676
Relative position 6 MILES WSW 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 32 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • WEST OF COPPER BASIN CAMP; W 1/2, CENTER OF SEC. 32

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gemstone Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Turquoise Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Hydrothermal-Argillic, Siliceous, Sericitic

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) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.05122, 40.60323

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • TURQUOISE OCCURS VEINLETS AND FRACTURES OF VARIOUS ORIENTATIONS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the production information

  • LESS THAN $5,000 OF PRODUCTION

Comments on the workings information

  • EXTENSIVE BULLDOZER CUTS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231384

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MORRISSEY, F.R., 1968, TURQUOISE DEPOSITS OF NEVADA: NEV. BUREAU OF MINES REPORT 17.

  • Deposit

    STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 88.

  • Production

    MORRISSEY, F.R., 1968

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEINLETS AND FRACTURE-FILLINGS OF VARIOUS ORIENTATIONS.
Deposit MINE IS MARKED BY EXTENSIVE BULLDOZER CUTS ON THE EAST SIDE OF A SMALL ROUNDED HILL.

Reporter information

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