Unnamed Copper Occurrence #8

Occurrence in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044655
MRDS ID M232205
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed Copper Occurrence #8

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.05288, 40.62962 (WGS84)
Elevation 1722
Relative position 6 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 19 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SEC. 19; 3/4 MI. N. OF COPPER QUEEN MINE

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Malachite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

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 Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.05288, 40.62962

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Thrust Faults
Local N-Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fractures

Comments on the geologic information

  • MALACHITE OCCURS IN A NNW-TRENDING FRACTURE IN QUARTZ MONZONITE PORPHYRY.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M232205

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., 1964, MINERAL FOR INDUSTRY

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J., ETAL, 1964, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MALACHITE IN A NNW-TRENDING FRACTURE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1981 La Pointe, D.D. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Updater 01-SEP-1994 Li, Zhiping (Peters, S.) U.S. Geological Survey