Thacker Pass Uranium Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10047387
MRDS ID M242677
Record type Site
Current site name Thacker Pass Uranium Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -118.09043, 41.71349 (WGS84)
Elevation 1615
Relative position 2.2 MILES ENE OF THE INTERSECTION OF NINE MILE ROAD AND KINGS RIVER ROAD ON A SMALL HILL EAST OF THACKER CREEK.
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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 07 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • FROM OROVADA TRAVEL WEST 23 MILES, TURN NORTH APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE TO THE OCCURRENCE . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Calcite Gangue
Limonite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification And Argillization

Analytical data

Result SELECT SAMPLE WITH 40 PPM U308, 348 ETH, AND HIGH AS, BA, F, HG, MO, P, SB, SN, W, AND U.

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 Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -118.09043, 41.71349

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Collapse Feature Of The Mcdermitt Caldera With Superimposed Basin And Range Faulting
Local A Large Wnw Fault

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Probably Controlled By Wnw Fault Just To W.

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 District; Thacker Pass District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the workings information

  • A FEW BULLDOZED TRENCHES

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M242677

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MITCHELL, T.P., 1980, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT ON URANIUM OCCURRENCE.

  • Deposit

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE MOST RADIOACTIVE ROCK IS CHARACTERIZED BY A DARKER, MORE INTENSE FE OXIDE STAINING

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1986 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