The Granite Mountain Cu-Mo Property is a copper and molybdenum mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,841 feet.
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Elevation: 6,841 Feet (2,085 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 40.29444, -117.76694
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Granite Mountain Cu-Mo Property MRDS details
Primary: Granite Mountain Cu-Mo Property
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2330
District: Kennedy 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: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1975
Discovery Method: Geophysical Anomaly
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pervasive Potassium Metasomatism; Weak Propylitic Alteration; Pyrite-Sericite-Clay Alteration. The Potassium Metasomatism Affects An Area About 1.8 Km In One Direction.
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2330 IS A GRAB FROM ROTARY CUTTINGS ON DRILL ROAD AT TWO ADJACENT DRILL HOLES. IT CONTAINS 10% FE, 3% MG, 5% CA, 0.7% TI, 1500 PPM MN, 1 PPM AG, 20 PPM B, 5000 PPM BA, 1.5% PPM BE, 20 PPM CO, 15 PPM CR, 150 PPM CU, 100 PPM LA, 10 PPM NI, 50 PPM PB, 10 PPM SC, 3000 PPM SR, 300 PPM V, 50 PPM W, 20 PPM Y, 100 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: MID 1970'S
Comment (Location): ON TOP OF RIDGE AT HEADS OF WATER CANYON AND KENNEDY CANYON . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Development): DISCOVERED EARLY 1980 BY GEOCHEMISTRY; NO ACTIVITY IN 1984. IN THE MID-1970'S, W.A. BOWES INC. FOUND ANOMALOUS COPPER VALUES IN SOILS OVER A BROAD AREA OF GRANODIORITIC ROCKS ON NORTH FLANK OF GRANITE MOUNTAIN. DIAMOND DRILLING OUTLINED OVERLAPPING ZONES OF MO AND CU IN THE SUBSURFACE (FIRST AT 100 FT BELOW SURFACE). THE ZONES RICH IN MOLYBDENITE AND CHALCOPYRITE ARE ABOUT 460 M WIDE, BUT OCCURRENCES OF MOLYBDENITE AND CHALCOPYRITE IN DRILL CORE EXTEND OVER A MUCH LARGER AREA.
Comment (Deposit): CU-MO MINERALIZATION IS REPORTED FROM THE GRANODIORITE ROCKS OF GRANITE MOUNTAIN. WIDESPREAD K-METASOMATISM IS REPORTED.
Comment (Workings): OVER 10 KM OF DRILL AND ACCESS ROADS; PROBABLY OVER 1 DOZEN ROTARYDRILL HOLES
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 12 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): BOWES, W. A., KUTINA, JAN; FREDRIKSSON, KURT; GOLIGHTLY, D.W., 1982; GLOBAL TECTONICS AND METALLOGENY, VOL. 1, NO. 4, P402-439
Reference (Deposit): JUHAS, A.P., 1982, GLOBAL TECTONICS AND METALLOGENY, VOL. 1, NO.4., P.356-372.
Reference (Deposit): KUTINA, JAN AND BOWES, W. A., 1982; GLOBAL TECTONICS AND METALLOGENY, VOL. 1, NO. 4, P.336-354
Reference (Deposit): THURBER, J.E., 1982, PETROLOGY AND CUMO MINERALIZATION OF THE KENNEDY STOCK, EAST RANGE, PERSHING CO., NV; : MS. THESIS, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS.
Reference (Deposit): USGS OFR 50-715, 1980.
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.