Crescent Peak

Porphyry copper prospect in Nevada, United States

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Sierran Arc (003pCu9007)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Nevada
Geographic location -115.133333333, 35.483333333
Geologic map unit -115.133333333, 35.483333333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 94Ma
Age determination method K-Ar
Age range 94 Ma
Age reference Miller and Wooden (1993)
Minerals azurite/malachite, bornite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite, turquoise
Associated rocks quartz monzonite porphyry, gneiss, schist, granite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Study area name United States
References Longwell and others (1965); Wendt and Albino (1992); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Longwell, C.R. Pampeyan, E.H., Bowyer, B., and Roberts, R.J., 1965, Geology and mineral deposits of Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines Bulletin 62, 218 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
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.