Ely District (Robinson)

Producer in White Pine county in Nevada, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Nickel

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 60001650
MRDS ID W002893
Record type District
Current site name Ely District (Robinson)
Alternate or previous names Liberty Pit

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -114.99587, 39.25684 (WGS84)
(click for info)

Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada White Pine

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary
Platinum Tertiary
Palladium Tertiary
Nickel Tertiary

Alteration

  • (Local) HYDROTHERMALCONTACT, HYDROTHERMAL
  • (Local) OXIDATIONOXIDATION TO 1200 FT.

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 58
USGS model code 18a
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu, skarn-related
Mark3 model number 9

Nearby scientific data

(1) -114.99587, 39.25684

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local COMPLEX FAULTING; E-W ZONE OF INTRUSION ORE BODIES AT LIMESTONE - PORPHYRY CONTACTS
Regional BLOCK FAULTING, N-S BASIN RANGE FAULTS; N 15 DEG W ANTICLINAL ARCH OR IRREGULAR DOME

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Lithology: FAVORABLE SEDIMENTARY BEDS ALONG CONTACT WITH MONZONITE PORPHYRY INTRUSION.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Discovery year 1868
Discoverer Thomas Robinson And Others
Year of first production 1868

Mining district

District name ELY DISTRICT

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner KENNECOTT COPPER CO.
  • Type Operator
    Owner KENNECOTT COPPER CO.

Reference information

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SPENCER, A. C., 1917, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF ELY, NEV.: US GEOL PROF. PAPER 96, 189P.

  • Deposit

    KOSCHMANN, AH AND BERGENDAHL, MH, 1968, PRINCIPAL GOLD-PRODUCING DISTRICTS OF THE UNITED STATES,: USGS PROF. PAPER 610, P. 199-200

  • Deposit

    RAYMOND, R. W., 1870-71, 72, 73, STATISTICS OF MINES AND MINING IN STATES AND TERRITORIES W. OF ROCKY MTS., 1873-P. 169-171

  • Deposit

    LAWSON, AC, 1904, ROBINSON MINING DIST.,: CALIF. U. DEPT OF GEOL. BULL. V 4 P. 287-357.

  • Deposit

    LINCOLN, FC, 1922, MINING DIST. AND MIN. RES. NEV: RENO, NEV. NEWSLETTER PUB. P. 245-251