Gingerload

Occurrence in Clark county in Nevada, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc, Copper, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Iridium, Osmium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10048519
MRDS ID MP00109
Record type Site
Current site name Gingerload

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -115.12972, 35.48112 (WGS84)
Elevation 1600
Relative position ABOUT 12 MI WEST OF SEARCHLIGHT. ABOUT 0.4 MI NORTH OF CRESCENT PEAK SUMMIT
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Clark

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 028N 061E 26 S2 OF NW4 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • ON NORTH FLANK OF CRESCENT PEAK

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Copper Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Platinum Tertiary
Palladium Tertiary
Rhodium Tertiary
Iridium Tertiary
Osmium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Acanthite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Covellite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Iridosmine Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Supergene Enrichment To At Least 25 M

Analytical data

Result 7 SAMPLES RANGED FROM 52-659 PPB PT, 2.4-115 PPM AU, 101-1,700 PPM AG. PD:PT=1:100?

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 Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -115.12972, 35.48112

Ore body information

  • General form VEINS
    Depth to bottom 25M
    Depth to top 0M
    Length 200M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracturing Of Host Rocks

Comments on the geologic information

  • SPORADIC HIGH PGE VALUES ARE THOUGHT DUE TO SUPERGENE CONCENTRATION PHENOMENA. STOCK UNDERLYING CRESCENT PEAK HAS BEEN OF INTEREST AS A PORPHYRY COPPER EXPLORATION TARGET. COUNTRY ROCKS ARE PROTEROZOIC METAMORPHIC ROCKS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Crescent District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the workings information

  • DEEPEST WORKINGS ARE 25 M BELOW SURFACE

Comments on development

  • ECONOMIC CONCENTRATIONS OF HYPOGENE PLATINOIDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE FOUND

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS MP00109

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LECHLER, P.J., AND HSU, L.C., 1988, REVIEW OF HYDROTHERMAL PLATINUM-GROUP METAL DEPOSITS WITH NEW DATA FROM NEVADA: PREPRINT FOR AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGICAL, AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERS MEETING, 7 P.

  • Deposit

    LECHLER, P.J., 1988, A NEW PLATINUM-GROUP-ELEMENT DISCOVERY AT CRESCENT PEAK, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA: NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPORT 88-1, 4 P.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STOCKWORK OF VEINS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1991 Peterson, Jocelyn A. U.S. Geological Survey