Copper Mountain Property

Past Producer in Mineral county in Nevada, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10045442
MRDS ID M233184
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Mountain Property

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -118.45096, 38.86048 (WGS84)
Relative position 14 MI. FROM NOLAN
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Mineral

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
012N 031E 35 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION ESTIMATED; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = COPPER MOUNTAIN (1979) 1:24000

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcocite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 59
USGS model code 18b
Deposit model name Skarn Cu
Mark3 model number 8

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Rock unit name Granitic Rocks
    Rock description Granitic Rocks
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Luning
    Rock description Luning

Nearby scientific data

(1) -118.45096, 38.86048

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE CONTACTS BETWEEN THE GRANITE-PORPHYRY AND LIMESTONE ARE IRREGULAR AND JAGGED, VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY. BOTH ROCKS ARE HIGHLY SILICIFIED. ORE STRINGERS VARY FROM MERE THIN COATINGS TO SEVERAL INCHES. THE SHAFT ON LEASE NO. 1 MINED LOW-GRADE MATERIAL; CU CONTENT OF 2 1/2-5%. NO. 1 COMPANY SHAFT SHOWS 3 FEET OF ORE AVERAGING 7% CU AND 5 FEET OF 4% MATERIAL. NO. 2 SHAFT (200 FT DEEP) EXPOSES 3 FEET OF ORE AVERAGING 8% CU AND 4 FEET OF 4% CU ORE. SHAFT NO. 3 (315 FT. DEEP) INTERSECTED VEIN AT 260 FOOT LEVEL. VEIN WAS 12 TO 14 FEET WIDE WITH AVERAGE OF 4.2% CU.

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 Bovard District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Jumbo Extension Mining Co.

Comments on the production information

  • MORE THAN $125,000; $93,500 OF THIS AMOUNT WAS PRODUCED BY THE JUMBO EXTENSION MINING CO.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 1524M
    Overall depth 96.01M

Comments on the workings information

  • FOUR SHAFTS, 3 OF WHICH HAVE CONNECTING CROSSCUTS AND DRIFTS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M233184

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    TURNER, J. K., 1937, UNPUBLISHED PRELIMINARY REPORT ON COPPER MOUNTAIN PROPERT

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE RICHER DEPOSITS OCCUR IN IRREGULAR MASSES, ALONG THE GRANITE PORPHYRY AND LIMESTONE CONTACT. THE LARGER BODIES OF LOWER GRADE, PARTLY OXIDIZED AND PYRITE ORE, ARE FOUND IN THE LIMESTONE ADJACENT TO THE CONTACT.
Deposit CONSISTS OF 5 CLAIMS: COPPER MOUNTAIN AND COPPER MOUNTAIN NO.S 1, 4, AND 5; AND SNOW STORM ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1981 Royse, Sue E. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology