Battle Mountain District

Producer in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 60001659
MRDS ID W002904
Record type District
Current site name Battle Mountain District
Alternate or previous names Copper Canyon, Copper Basin

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -117.05424, 40.6166 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Lander

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Copper Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Secondary

Alteration

  • (Local) OXIDATIONOXIDATION NEAR SURFACE: HYDROTHERMAL

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -117.05424, 40.6166

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Local DIKES IN HIGH-ANGLE FAULTS, N, NW AND W (EO-OLIG) ORE-BEARING FAULTS N-S, DIP W, NORMAL, YOUNGER
Regional ANTLER THRUSTING; GOLCONDA THRUST THRUST FAULT

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault/fracture: ORE DEPOSITS IN FISSURES, WIDE SHEAR ZONES IN CALCAREOUS CONGLOMERATE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Discovery year 1866
Discoverer Tanehill, Sinclair, Heath
Year of first production 1868

Mining district

District name BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner DUVAL CORPORATION

Reference information

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    VANDERBURG, W. O., 1939, RECONN. MINING DISTRICTS IN LANDER CO., NEV: US BUR MINES INF. CIRC. 7043, 83 P.

  • Deposit

    HILL, J M 1915, SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CALIF AND NW NEVADA: USGS BULL. 594, 200 P P. 64-91

  • Deposit

    KOSCHMANN, A H AND BERGENDAHL, M H, 1968, PRINCIPAL GOLD PRODUCING DISTRICTS IN THE U.S.: USGS PROF. PAPER 610 P. 183-184

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS ET AL, 1971, GOLD BEARING DEP. IN NEV AND IDAHO: ECON GEOL V. 66 NO 1 P. 22-3.

  • Deposit

    ROBERTS, R.J. ANDRNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUAD, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER CO, NEV; USGS PROF. PAPER 459-B P. 1-94.

  • Deposit

    HAGUE, A. AND EMMONS, S.F. 1877, DESCRIPTIVE GEOLOGY: US GEOL. EXPLOR. 40TH PARALLEL (KING) V 2, P. 666-72.