The Granite Mountain Drill Site 101 is a copper and molybdenum mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,660 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: 6,660 Feet (2,030 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Molybdenum
Lat, Long: 40.29556, -117.77750
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Granite Mountain Drill Site 101 MRDS details
Primary: Granite Mountain Drill Site 101
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2332
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
Description: Major Structural Boundary In Upper Mantle Extending E-W
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pervasive Potassium Metasomatism; Weak Propylitic Alteration
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2332 CONSISTS OF CORE CHIPS AND FINELY GROUND ROCK FROM A DIAMOND DRILL HOLE, PROBABLY HOLE 101 OF BOWES (1982). THE SAMPLE MAY BE CONTAMINATED BY DRILLING FLUID, SURFACE ROCK MATTER, ETC., AS IT WAS COLLECTED FROM AROUND THE DRILL PAD. IT CONTAINS 10% FE, 3% MG, 7% CA, 1% TI, 3000 PPM MN, 2 PPM AG, 70 PPM B, 5000 PPM BA, 2 PPM BE, 20 PPM CO, 150 PPM CR, 1500 PPM CU, 200 PPM LA, 700 PPM MO, 70 PPM NI, 150 PPM PB, 20 PPM SC, 20 PPM SN, 2000 PPM SR, 200 PPM V, 50 PPM Y, 200 PPM ZR.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: MID-1970'S
Comment (Development): NO ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Location): ON SLOPE OF RIDGE EAST OF EASTERNMOST FORK OF SAY CANYON . INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Deposit): MOLYBDENITE, PYRITE AND CHALCO PYRITE WERE NOTED IN DRILL CORE CHIPS FROM THIS DRILL HOLE. PROPERTY IS REPORTED TO CONTAIN CU. MO MINERALIZATION IN GRANODIORITE, CORE CHIPS APPEAR TO BE MORE SILICIC THAN GRANODIORITE.
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS DRILL ROADS AND DRILL HOLES
Reference (Deposit): USGS, 1980, USGS OFR 80-715.
Reference (Deposit): BOWES, W.A.; KUTINA, JAN; FREDRIKSSON, KURT; GOLIGHTLY, D.W., 1982: GLOBAL TECTONICS AND METALLOGENY, VOL. 1, NO. 4. P. 402-439.
Reference (Deposit): JUMAS, A.P., 1982; GLOBAL TECTONICS AND METALLOGENY, VOL. 1, NO. 4, P. 356-372.
Reference (Deposit): THURBER, J.E., 1982, PETROLOGY AND CU-MO MINMERALIZATION OF THE KENNEDY STOCK, EASTRANGE, PERSHING CO., NV: M.S. THESIS, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS.
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L.J., 13 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
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.