The Sullivan deposit, also known as Cuervo, is about 4 km northeast of the Paradise Peak epithermal gold deposit and is exposed beneath a pediment surface where bedrock is mostly concealed by shallow alluvium. The deposit is a vein stockwork hosted in Late Cretaceous-age quartz monzonite porphyry. The veins contain copper, gold, and silver. Glamis Gold Ltd. mined the deposit for a short time in the late 1980s. The resource announced at the time was about 9 million tons at 0.37 percent Cu, 1.3 g/t gold, and 2.9 g/t Ag (Craig and others, 1992).
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Kleinhampl and Ziony (1984); Ludington and others (2009); Craig and others (1992); Singer and others (2008)
U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Craig, S.D., Oldow, J.S., dePolo, C.M., Hardyman, R.A., and John, D.A., 1992, Road log from Luning to Westgate via Mina and Gabbs, in Craig, S.D., ed., Hawthorne area-central Walker Lane structure and tectonics: Geological Society of Nevada Special Publication 14, Walker Lane Symposium, April 2526, 1992 [Spring Field Trip Guidebook], p. 69[?].
Kleinhampl, F.J., and Ziony, J.I., 1984, Mineral resources of northern Nye County, Nevada: Reno, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 99B, 243 p.