Altenburg

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10044884
MRDS ID M232505
Record type Site
Current site name Altenburg

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.68037, 40.30269 (WGS84)
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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 028 047 16 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary

Alteration

  • (Local) Country Rock Pyrametasomatized To A Siliceous Hornfels, While Argillic Alteration Locally Occurs About Intrusives And Faults.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Oligocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Ordovician
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Argillite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
    Rock unit name Valmy Formation
    Rock description Valmy Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.68037, 40.30269

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Deposit In Upper Plate Of Roberts Mtn Thrust In A Zone Of Numerous Imbricate Thrust Slices, And High Angle Faults Related To Basin & Range Development
Local The Area Is Cut By Numerous Dikes & Sills Associated With The Tenabo Stock 1/2 Mile To The North.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Bullion

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M232505

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STAGER, H.K. (1977) GEOLOGY & MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.BM BULL 88

  • Deposit

    WRUCKE, C.T. (1974) GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE TENABO AREA, LANDER CO NEV, USGS MAP MFG47

  • Production

    STAGER, H.K., 1977

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1980 Kirkham, Richard A. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology