Buffalo Valley

Porphyry copper prospect in Nevada, United States

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Great Basin Tertiary (003pCu9013)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Nevada
Geographic location -117.249623588, 40.605237466
Geologic map unit -117.249623588, 40.605237466
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Eocene
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Tertiary

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Porphyry target deep below existing Au mine.
Study area name United States
References Reid and others (2010)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Reid, R.F.; Nicholes, Jeffrey; Kofoed, Reed; McComb, Mark; and Sechrist, K.J., 2010, Buffalo Valley gold mine—Porphyry copper, gold skarn or distal disseminated predcious-metal deposit, in Steininger, Roger, and Pennell, Bill, eds., Great Basin evolution and metallogeny: Geological Society of Nevada Symposium, May 14–22, 2010 [Proceedings], p. 637–656.