Western Lock Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044073
MRDS ID M231394
Record type Site
Current site name Western Lock Prospect
Alternate or previous names Western Lock and Key Claims

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.119, 40.53323 (WGS84)
Elevation 1905
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 27 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ABOUT 1/2 MILES E OF COPPER CANYON MINE

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Chrysocolla Ore
Cuprite Ore
Malachite Ore
Pyrite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Strong

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
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Rock unit name Battle Formation; Harmony Formation
    Rock description Battle Formation;Harmony Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.119, 40.53323

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Antler And Dewitt Thrust Faults
Local Ne-Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR, LENSES
    Strike N35W
    Dip 90

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Series Of Vertical Fissures

Comments on the geologic information

  • CHALCOPYRITE REPLACED SANDSTONE TO A LIMITED EXTENT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1875
Year of first production 1875

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the production information

  • A SMALL AMOUNT OF PRODUCTION IN 1870'S, AND IN 1953, 136 TONS ORE WERE SHIPPED, CONTAINING 0.01 OZ/TON AU; 0.79 OZ/TON AG; AND 4.52% CU.

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN PITS, SHORT TUNNELS

Comments on development

  • ONE OF THE OLD CLAIMS OFF THE SOUTH END OF DUVAL'S COPPER CANYON OPEN PIT MINE, EAST ORE BODY. A SMALL PRODUCTION OCCURRED IN THE 1870'S AND IN 1953

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231394

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HILL, J.M., 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CALIFORNIA AND NW NEVADA: U.S.G.S. BULL 594

  • 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.

  • 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 CHALCOPYRITE REPLACED SANDSTONE TO A LIMITED EXTENT IN VERTICAL FISSURES
Deposit THIS IS ONE OF THE OLD CLAIMS OFF THE SOUTH END OF DUVAL'S COPPER CANYON OPEN PIT MINE, EAST ORE BODY. IN 1912 IT WAS DEVELOPED BY A NUMBER OF OPEN PITS AND SHORT TUNNELS ON A SERIES OF SHORT LENS-LIKE BODIES OF COPPER OXIDE ORE. A SMALL PRODUCTION DURING 1870'S OCCURRED, AND IN 1953, 136 TONS ORE WERE SHIPPED CONTAINING 0.01 OZ AU 0.79 OZ AG AND 4.52% CU. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit Discovery Year: ABOUT 1870'S

Reporter information

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