The Copper Queen #4 Mine is a copper mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,755 feet.
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Elevation: 5,755 Feet (1,754 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.62167, -117.05333
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Copper Queen #4 Mine MRDS details
Primary: Copper Queen #4 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: 1927
Discovery Year: 1918
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
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: Ne-Trending Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritic
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Development): PRODUCTION FROM 1927 TO 1930 WAS 11,000 TONS ORE WITH 5-10% CU.
Comment (Deposit): FAULT ZONE WITH DISSEMINATIONS
Comment (Geology): PYRITE, CHALCOCITE AND CHRYSOCOLLA ARE DISMINATED IN SANDSTONE AND SHALE THROUGHOUT THE WORKINGS.
Comment (Deposit): THE OREBODY ON THE COPPEQUEEN #4 CLAIM WAS DISCOVERED ABOUT 1918 THIS OREBODY YIELDED 11,000 TONS OF ORE WITH A GRADE OF 5 TO 10% CU BETWEEN 1927 AND 1930. THIS IS TOTALLY DISTINCT FROM THE COPPER QUEEN #1 MINE WHICH IS ON A SEPARATE FAULT, ALTHOUGH PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE COMBINED FOR THE TWO MINES. COPPER QUEEN #4 HAS ABOUT 1700 FT OF WORKINGS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): THIS MINE PRODUCED 11,000 TONS ORE AVG. 5-10% CU FROM 1927 TO 1930, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE ABOVE COMBINED PRODUCTION FOR BOTH COPPER QUEEN MINES FROM 1917 TO 1951 (ALSO INCLUDES 6129 LB. PB.)
Reference (Production): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF PAPER 459-B
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.