Buckingham Moly Deposit

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Copper, Molybdenum, Silver, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10173778
MRDS ID M231306
MAS/MILS ID 0320150108
Record type Site
Current site name Buckingham Moly Deposit
Alternate or previous names Buckingham, Rocky Mountain Energy Moly Deposit, Amax Moly Mine, Buckingham Moly Mine
Related records 10310305

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -117.06264, 40.6155 (WGS84)
Elevation 1798
Location accuracy 10(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 032 N 044 E 30 C S2 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Tertiary
Molybdenum Primary
Silver Primary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bismuthinite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -117.06264, 40.6155

Ore body information

  • Thickness 640M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 1200M
    Length 2000M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 STOCKWORK
    Shape of Orebody #1 MASSIVE
    Type of Orebody #2 DISSEMINATED
    Shape of Orebody #2 IRREGULAR
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Secondary mode of Origin CONT METASOMATIC
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Secondary Ore Control FRACTURING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. INTENSE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 SERICITIC
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #2 SILICIFICATION
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #3 PROPYLITIC
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Date of Last Modification 850820
  • Thickness 210M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 425M
    Length 550M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 3
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 STOCKWORK
    Shape of Orebody #1 MASSIVE
    Type of Orebody #2 DISSEMINATED
    Shape of Orebody #2 IRREGULAR
    Primary mode of Origin CONT METASOMATIC
    Secondary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Secondary Ore Control FRACTURING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. INTENSE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 SERICITIC
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #2 SILICIFICATION
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #3 PROPYLITIC
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Date of Last Modification 830421

Comments on the geologic information

  • UNSPECIFIED METAMORPHIC ROCK IS ARGILLITE. L-REC 704 UNSPECIFIED METAMORPHIC ROCK IS ARGILLITE. ORE LARGELY IN FRACTURES IN HORNFELS AND QUARTZITES OF THE HARMONY FORMATION.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant Yes
Milling method Flotation

Mining district

District name Battle Mountain District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Mixed

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Amax Inc.
    Interest 33
    Home office Connecticut
    Year 1982
  • Type Owner
    Owner Rocky Mountain Energy Co. (Union Pacific)
    Home office Colorado
    Year 1982

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1982
    Demonstrated 217,000,000mt ore
    Total resources 217,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Molybdenum Mo 0.57 wt-pct Molybdenum Major 1982
    Copper Cu 0.03 wt-pct Copper Trace 1982
    Tungsten Wo3 0.005 wt-pct Tungsten Trace 1982
    Silver Ag 4.11 g/mt Silver Major 1982

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Area 78HA
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method PROPOSED
    Mining Method OPEN PIT
    Percent Waste Rock 14.8
    Avg. Overburden Thickness 0
    Hardness of Ore HARD ROCKS
    Avg. Bench Height (meters) 15
    Max. Pit Slope (degrees) 45
    Capacity 20000
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Preprod. Stripping Vol. 0
    Unit Production Cost 1.92
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 350
    Operating Shifts per Day 3
    Year of Information 1982

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0320150108
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M231306 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

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    SUTULOV/ INTERMET PUBL., SANTIAGO, CHILE, 1982, P. 28.

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    56. BLAKE, D. W., T. G. THEODORE, J. N. BATCHELDER, AND

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    E. L. KRETCHMER. STRUCTURAL RELATIONS OF IGNEOUS ROCKS AND

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    MINERALIZATION IN THE BATTLE MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT,

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    LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA. PAPER IN PAPERS ON MINERAL DEPOSITS

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    OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA. NV BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGICAL

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    REP. 33, 1979, PP. 878-89.

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    NV, 1923, 280 PP.

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    588. ROBERTS, R. J. ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, NEVADA. U.S.

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    GEOL. SURV. GEOL. QUAD. MAP GQ-10, 1951, SCALE 1:62,500.

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    590. ROBERTS, R. J. STRATIGRAPHY AND STRUCTURE OF THE

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    ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES,

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    NEVADA. U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 459-A, 1964,

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    PP. A1-A93.

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    591. ROBERTS, R. J., AND D. C. ARNOLD. ORE DEPOSITS IN

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    THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES,

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    NEVADA. U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 459-B, 1965,

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    PP. B1-B94.

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    BULL., V. 42, NO. 12, 1958, PP. 2813-2857.

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    605. SAYERS, R. W., M. C. TIPPET, AND E. D. FIELDS. THE

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    ORE DEPOSITS AT COPPER CANYON AND COPPER BASIN, LANDER

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    COUNTY, NEVADA. TRANS. SOC. MIN. ENG. AIME, V. 244,

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    NO. 3, 1967, PP. 320-331.

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    606. SAYERS, R. W., M. C. TIPPETT, AND E. D. FIELDS.

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    DUVAL'S NEW COPPER MINES SHOW COMPLEX GEOLOGIC HISTORY.

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    MIN. ENG., V. 20, NO. 3, 1968, PP. 55-62.

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    610. SCHILLING J. H. MOLYBDENUM DEPOSITS AND OCCURRENCES

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    IN NEVADA. NV BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. MAP 66, 1980,

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    SCALE 1:1,000,000.

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    693. STEWART, J. H., E. H. MCKEE, AND H. K. STAGER.

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    706. THEODORE, T. G., AND D. B. BLAKE. GEOLOGY AND

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    GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE COPPER CANYON PORPHYRY COPPER DEPOSIT

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    AND SURROUNDING AREA, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA. U.S. GEOL.

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    SURV. PROF. PAPER 798-B, 1975, PP. B81-B86.

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    712. THEODORE, T. G., M. L. SILBERMAN, AND D. W. BLAKE.

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    GEOCHEMISTRY AND POTASSIUM-ARGON AGES OF PLUTONIC ROCKS IN

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    THE BATTLE MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT, LANDER COUNTY,

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    NEVADA. U.S. GEOL. SURV. PROF. PAPER 798-A, 1973,

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    PP. A1-A24.

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    717. TIPPETT, M. C. THE GEOLOGY OF THE COPPER BASIN ORE

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    DEPOSITS, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA. M.S. THESIS, UNIV. NV,

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    RENO, NV, 1967, 30 PP.

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    742. VAN DENBURGH, A. S. RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING

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    DISTRICTS IN LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA. BUMINES

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    IC 7043, 1939, 83 PP.

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    794. WESTRA, G., AND S. B. KEITH. CLASSIFICATION AND

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    GENESIS OF STOCKWORK MOLYBDENUM DEPOSITS. ECON. GEOL. AND

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    BULL. SOC. ECON. GEOL., V. 76, NO. 4, 1981, PP. 844-873.

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    803. WILSON, B. R., AND S. W. LAULE. TECTONICS AND

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    SEDIMENTATION ALONG THE ANTLER OROGENIC BELT OF CENTRAL

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    NEVADA. PAPER IN PROCEEDINGS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION

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    OF GEOLOGISTS/UTAH GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION BASIN AND RANGE

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    SYMPOSIUM AND GREAT BASIN FIELD CONFERENCE (LAS VEGAS, NV,

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    OCT. 7-11, 1979), ED. BY G. W. NEWMAN AND H. D. GOODE.

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    RMAG, 1979, PP. 81-92.

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    813. WOODCOCK, J. R. MOLYBDENUM - A GUIDE TO NORTH

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    AMERICAN RESOURCES AND ONGOING PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT. ENG.

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    AND MIN. J., V. 180, NO. 8, 1979, PP. 86-89.

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    837. WORLD MINING (SAN FRANCISCO). WHAT'S GOING ON IN

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    WORLD MINING - UNITED STATES: NEVADA; NEVADA MAY BE THE

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    NEXT BIG MOLYBDENUM PRODUCER. V.34, NO.12, 1981, P.77.*

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    838. WORLD MINING (SAN FRANCISCO) WHAT'S GOING ON IN

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    WORLD MINING - UNITED STATES: NEVADA; DUVAL DISCOVERS

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    SILVER AND GOLD NEAR BATTLE MOUNTAIN. V. 35, NO. 1, 1982,

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    P. 35.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE BUCKINGHAM DEPOSIT IS A MOLYBDENITE-STOCKWORK SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH AN EAST-WEST ELONGATE BODY OF COMPOSITE QUARTZ MONZONITE-GRANITE STOCK. THE DEPOSIT IS A VERTICALLY-ELLIPTICAL LIMB ON THE SOUTHERN MARGIN OF THIS STOCK. 1/97: NO NEW INFO FOUND FOR AN UPDATE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-JAN-97 Spear, James M. U.S. Bureau of Mines