Red Hills

Porphyry copper prospect in Nevada, United States

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 48
Tract name Sierran Arc (003pCu9007)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Nevada
Geographic location -118.433333333, 38.616666667
Geologic map unit -118.433333333, 38.616666667
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 105Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 105 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals chalcopyrite, pyrite
Associated rocks diorite porphyry, limestone, rhyolite, tuffaceous sandstone, tuff
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Cretaceous(?)

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Study area name United States
References Ross (1962); Wendt and Albino (1992); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Ross, D.C., 1962, Geology and mineral deposits of Mineral County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines Bulletin 58, 98 p.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world¬óDatabase and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.
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.