The Copper Queen Placer is a gold mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,650 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 5,650 Feet (1,722 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.61889, -117.05806
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Copper Queen Placer MRDS details
Primary: Copper Queen Placer
District: Battle Mountain District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1936
Discovery Year: 1936
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: Placer Au-PGE
Form: CHANNEL, BLANKET
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Location): IN LONG CANYON BELOW COPPER QUEEN MINE
Comment (Development): SMALL PRODUCTION 1936-1937
Comment (Deposit): GOLD IS IN LOWER VALLEY LAYERS OF ALLUVIUM, AND IS LOCALLY DERIVED. PLACER DEPOSIT
Comment (Deposit): GOLD IS IN LOWER VALLEY LAYERS OF ALLUVIUM AND IS LOCALLY DERIVED ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEV NEV BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 88
Reference (Production): ROBERTS, R.J., AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J.,A DN ARNOLD D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNITES: U.S.G.S. PROF PATER 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.