Battle Mountain

Plant in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Lead, Molybdenum, Silver, Tungsten, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10125555
MRDS ID WOO29O4
MAS/MILS ID 0320150780
Record type Site
Current site name Battle Mountain
Alternate or previous names Copper Canyon Mine - Duval Corp., Copper Canyon Tungsten Deposit, Copper Basin Mine - Duval Corp., See Commets For Others

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -117.12485, 40.5399 (WGS84)
Elevation 2057
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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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 031 N 043 E 22 NW Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary
Lead Tertiary
Molybdenum Tertiary
Silver Secondary
Tungsten Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcocite Unknown
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Gold Unknown
Silver Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -117.12485, 40.5399

Ore body information

  • Thickness 180M
    Depth to top 30M
    Width 600M
    Length 1500M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 DISSEMINATED
    Shape of Orebody #1 MASSIVE
    Type of Orebody #2 STOCKWORK
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Secondary mode of Origin OXIDATION
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Secondary Ore Control FRACTURING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. MODERATE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Date of Last Modification 960816

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Plant
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1961
Mining method Bench (Berm)
Year of first production 1967
Plant type Leach
Plant subcategory Precipitation
Milling method Leach-Precipitation

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Patented
Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Duval Corp.; Pennzoil United, Inc.
    Interest 100
    Home office Arizona
    Year 1972

Production statistics

  • Year 1966
    Period 1965-1966
    Description Preprod Waste Stripping Cu Can Sulphide (Canyon & Basin) Treated, .81% Cu Recovered
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Copper Copper 1wt-pct
  • Year 1969
    Description Zn Recovered 8 Mt/Yr
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Zinc Zinc 8mt
  • Year 1974
    Description Pb Recovered 8
  • Year 1975
    Description Cu Recovered From Ppts Unk
  • Year 1976
    Description Sulphide (Canyon & Basin) Treated, ?%Cu 1557000 Mt/Yr
  • Year 1976
    Description Cu Recovered 7503 Mt/Yr
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Copper Copper 7,503mt
  • Year 1976
    Description Au Recovered 816000 G/Yr
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Gold Gold 816,000g
  • Year 1976
    Description Ag Recovered 12095000 G/Yr
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,209,500g
  • Year 1976
    Description Pb Recovered (62% Recovery) 14156 Mt/Yr
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Lead Lead 62wt-pct
  • Year 1976
    Description Copper Precipitate Produced (For Oxide) 6048 Mt/Yr
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Copper Copper 6,048mt
  • Year 1976
    Description Cu Recovered Form Ppts 4446 Mt/Yr
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Copper Copper 4,446mt
  • Year 1977
    Description Sulphide (Canyon & Basin) Treated, ?%Cu 1114000 Mt/Yr
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Copper Copper 1,111,400mt
  • Year 1991
    Description Au 244000 Oz
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Gold Gold 7,589,249g

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1968
    Inferred 23,000,000mt ore
    Demonstrated 46,000,000mt ore
    Indicated 23,000,000mt ore
    Measured 23,000,000mt ore
    Total resources 69,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Copper Cu 0.57 wt-pct Copper Major 1968
    Copper Cu 0.2999 wt-pct Copper Major 1968
    Silver Ag 16.1 g/mt Silver Minor 1968
    Gold Au 0.85 g/mt Gold Minor 1968
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1968
    Inferred 12,600,000mt ore
    Demonstrated 25,200,000mt ore
    Indicated 12,600,000mt ore
    Measured 12,600,000mt ore
    Total resources 37,800,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Copper Cu 0.79 wt-pct Copper Major 1968
    Silver Ag 12.3 g/mt Silver Minor 1968
    Silver Ag 16.1 g/mt Silver Minor 1968
    Gold Au 0.85 g/mt Gold Minor 1968
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1972
    Inferred 59,874,000mt ore
    Total resources 59,874,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Copper Cu 0.15 wt-pct Copper Major 1972

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0320150780
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS WOO29O4 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SEE MAIN PROPERTY FILE FOLDER, BATTLE MOLUNTAIN COMPLEX,

  • Deposit

    0320150631 FOR BIB LIST OF THIS MAS FILE.

  • Deposit

    SEE COMMENTS:

  • Deposit

    MAIN MAS/MILS PROPERTY FILE, 0320150631, FOR MORE BIB REF.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-OCT-97 Buckingham, David A. U.S. Bureau of Mines