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 -117.75, 40.266666667
Geologic map unit -117.75, 40.266666667
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 29Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 29 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite
Associated rocks granodiorite porphyry, chert, granite, granodiorite, greenstone, limestone, quartzite, shale
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Oligocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Study area name United States
References Johnson (1977); Thuber (1982); Wendt and Albino (1992); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Johnson, M.G., 1977, Geology and mineral deposits of Pershing County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 89, 115 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
Thuber, J.V., 1982, Petrology and Cu-Mo mineralization of the Kennedy Stock, East Range, Pershing County, Nevada: Fort Collins, ColoradoState University, M.S. thesis, 101 p.
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.