The Copper Chief is a mine located in Clark county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 35.82167, -115.54833
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Copper Chief MRDS details
Primary: Copper Chief
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Mississippian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Mississippian
Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESERVES INSIGNIFICANT; PROBABLY 200 TONS AVERAGING 2.0+CO COULD BE RECOVERED FROM EXISTING OPERATIONS IF AN INVENTORY OF THE WHOLE DISTRICT WERE MADE, IT MIGHT SHOW A RATHER LARGE TONNAGE OF LOW-GRADE ORE(0.3-0.5% CO)SCATTERED IN A NUMBER OF SMALL DEPOSITS. IN SOME AREAS WHERE STRUCTURAL CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT OTHER CU-CO BODIES MAY BE DISCOVERED AT DEPTH. MOST KNOWN LENSES ARE IN SHALLOW WORKINGS
Comment (Production): SOME HIGH-GRADE CO ORE HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN SHIPPED FROM THE COPPER CHIEF DEPOSIT
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: HETEROGENITE EXISTS IN MOST OF THE COPPER DEPOSITS OF THE GOODSPRINGS DISTRICT EITHER AS BLACK MAMILLARY CRUSTS OR AS SPOTS OR DENDRITES REPLACING DOLOMITE, IN AN ENVELOPE DISSEMINATED IN DOLOMITE AROUND OXIDIZED COPPER DEPOSITS....ORE IS LOW GRADE EXCEPT FOR SCATTERED RICH POCKETS
Reference (Deposit): BILBREY, J.H., JR., 1962, US BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. 8103, P. 29
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, D.F., 1931, USGS PROF. PAPER 162, 172 P.
Reference (Production): REFERENCE(1)
Reference (Reserve-Resource): UNPUBLISHED COBALT REPORT
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.