Cortez Canyon Mine

Past Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Kaolin, Gemstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10222202
MAS/MILS ID 0320150078
Record type Site
Current site name Cortez Canyon Mine
Alternate or previous names Cortez Kaolin, Cortez Kaolin Mine, Cortez Canyon Turquoise Mine, Cortez Canyon, Cortez Turquoise Mine

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -116.66593, 40.16681 (WGS84)
Elevation 1753
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 027 N 047 E 34 Nevada

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Kaolin Tertiary
Gemstone Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -116.66593, 40.16681

Comments on the geologic information

  • TURQUOISE ASSOCIATED WITH ALTERED ROCKS ALONG WHITEHORSE FAULT KAOLINITE ASSOCIATED WITH ALTERED ROCKS ALONG WITHEHORSE FAULT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1900
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1900

Mining district

District name Cortez District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Unknown

Land status

Ownership category Unknown

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0320150078

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MINOBRAS: NEV IND MIN (1973) P 23

  • Deposit

    DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE NEVADA MINES FOR 1975, P33.

  • Deposit

    DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE NEVADA MINES FOR 1977, P29.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON THE BOUNDRY BETWEEN LANDER AND EUREKA COUNTIES, NEVADA. MINE WAS NOT ACTIVE ACCORDING THE DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE NEVADA MINES, 1978.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 03-OCT-97 Buckingham, David A. U.S. Bureau of Mines