Pole Creek Uranium Occurrence

Prospect in Humboldt county in Nevada, United States with commodity Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10047385
MRDS ID M242675
Record type Site
Current site name Pole Creek Uranium Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -118.01766, 41.72905 (WGS84)
Elevation 1524
Relative position ABOUT 4 MI (6.5 KM) N 55 W OF SENTINEL ROCK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Humboldt

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 044N 035E 02 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • NEAR MOUTH OF POLE CREEK . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Barite Gangue
Limonite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicic And Argillic Alteration, As Well As Potassic According To Rytuba And Conrad (1979)

Analytical data

Result UP TO 0.01% U308 AND 0.024% EU WITH HIGH AS, BE, MO, P, PB, SB, Y, AND ZR. BACKGROUND RADIOACTIVITY IS 300 CPS (65 UR). HIGHEST RADIOACTIVITY RECORDED HERE WAS 2800 CPJ
Result (600 UR). LOTS OF ROCK RUNNING FROM 600 TO 1500 CPS. (130-330 CPS.)

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 155
USGS model code 25f
BC deposit profile D06
Deposit model name Volcanogenic U

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Miocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -118.01766, 41.72905

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional South Part Of Mcdermitt Caldera, A Volcanogenic Subsidence Feature About 40 Km In Diameter
Local Nw Fault With Steep Ne Dip. Possible Ene Fault

Ore body information

  • General form PODS
    Strike NW
    Dip SHALLOW TO STEEPLY E
    Thickness 2M
    Width 3M
    Length 800M

Comments on the geologic information

  • SOME PUMICE FRAGMENTS ARE CRYSTAL-RICH. A SMALL VOLUME OF THIN-BEDDED, FINE-GRAINED, SEDIMENTARY ROCKS ARE IN FAULT CONTACT WITH THE RHYOLITE. SIMILAR ROCKS OVERLIE THE RHYOLITE TO THE SE, BUT ARE POORLY EXPOSED

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Disaster District; Kings River; Thacker Pass Area

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the workings information

  • A FEW DRILL HOLES

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M242675

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    CASTOR, S.B., 1980, FIELD CHECK OF URANIUM OCCURRENCE

  • Deposit

    WILLDEN, R., 1964, NBMG BULL 59, PL. I.

  • Deposit

    RYTUBA, J.J. AND CONRAD, W.K., 1979, USGS OPEN-FILE REPORT 79-541.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MOST RADIOACTIVITY ROCK IS IN NW-TRENDING PODS UP TO 9M THICK OR ALONG NW-TRENDING SHEARS DIPPING STEEPLY EAST. URANIFEROUS ROCK DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE MUCH DEPTH EXTENSION AND MAY BE CONFINED MOSTLY TO A SHALLOWLY-DIPPING TABULAR ZONE AS AT THE ROCK CREEK OCCURRENCE JUST TO THE NORTHEAST. MAY BE HYDRO AUTHIGENIC OR HYDROTHERMAL.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1985 La Pointe, D.D. (Tingley, J.V.) Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Updater 01-SEP-1994 Li, Zhiping (Peters, S.) U.S. Geological Survey