White Horse Turquoise

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodity Gemstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10098606
MRDS ID M232234
Record type Site
Current site name White Horse Turquoise

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.6626, 40.1738 (WGS84)
Relative position THREE MILES WEST OF CORTEZ
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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 027N 047E 34,27 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gemstone Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Turquoise Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Argillization Occurs Outward From Vein

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
    Rock unit name Slaven Chert
    Rock description Slaven Chert
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.6626, 40.1738

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Roberts Mountain Thrust

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Proximity To Alterred Intrusive Dike

Comments on the geologic information

  • TURQUOISE OCCURS AS SMALL SEAMS IN ARGILLIZED CHERT, ALONG A HIGHLYALTERRED DIKE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Cortez District

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M232234

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS R.J. ETAL (1967) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF EUREKA CO., N.B.M. BULL 64

  • Deposit

    VANDERBURG W.O. (1938) RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS OF EUREKA CO., USBM I.C. 7022

  • Deposit

    STAGER H.K. (1977) MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER CO. NEV., N.B. OF M BULL 88

  • Deposit

    USBM (WINNEMUCCA) MILS NO. 24, REFERENCE NO. 3201100020

  • Production

    STAGER, H.K., 1977.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE PROPERTY IS EXPLORED BY NUMEROWS OPEN CUTS.
Deposit VEIN CLOSE TO ALTERED INTRUSIVE DIKE. TURQUOISE OCCURS AS SMALL SEAMS ALONG A HIGHLY ALTERED DIKE.

Reporter information

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