The Copper Queen #1 Mine is a copper mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,751 feet.
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Elevation: 5,751 Feet (1,753 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.62, -117.05722
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Copper Queen #1 Mine MRDS details
Primary: Copper Queen #1 Mine
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Discovery Year: 1880
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: W-N-W Trending Faults
Comment (Deposit): COPPER QUEEN #1 WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE EARLIEST DISCOVERIES IN THE COPPER BASIN AREA. PRODUCTION BEGAN IN THE 1880'S AND CONTINUED SPROADICALLY UNTIL 1930. W.G. LEE AND C.W. BURGE SOLD THE PROPERTY IN 1921 TO H. LEMAIRE AND J. WATT. WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 190 FT INCLINED SHAFT AND 215 FT. OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): IN LONG CANYON BELOW POORMAN'S GULCH
Comment (Production): 1917-1951 TOTAL COMBINED PRODUCTION FOR BOTH COPPER QUEEN MILES WAS 11,830 TONS ORE CONTAINING THE ABOVE METALS AS WELL AS 6129 LB. PB.
Comment (Development): PROBABLY OF THE EARLIEST DISCOVERIES IN THE COPPER BASIN AREA. PRODUCTION BEGAN IN THE 1880'S AND CONTINUED SPORADICALLY UNTIL 1930. W.G. LEE AND C.W. BURGE SOLD THE PROPERTY IN 1931 TO H. LEMAIRE AND J. WATT.
Comment (Deposit): SECONDARILY-ENRICHED FAULT ZONE
Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT, DRIFTS, CROSSCUT
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSI OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA; U.S.G.S. PROF PAPER 459-B
Reference (Production): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.