Porphyry copper prospect in Nevada, United States

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Western U.S. and Sonoran Desert Jurassic Arc (003pCu9006x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Nevada
Geographic location -119.353627422, 38.992590125
Geologic map unit -119.353627422, 38.992590125
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Jurassic
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Inferred porphyry copper occurrence; underground gold-copper mine produced in past.
Study area name United States
References Wendt and Albino (1992); Gibson (1987)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Gibson, P.C., 1987, Geology of the Buckskin mine, Douglas County, Nevada: Reno, University of Nevada, M.S. thesis, 181 p., scale 1:1,200.
Wendt, C.J., and Albino, G.V., 1992, Porphyry copper and related occurrences in Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 100, 8 p. and 1 plate.