Ruth Mine

The Ruth Mine is a copper mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 7,100 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.

Mine Info

Name: Ruth Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  White Pine

Elevation: 7,100 Feet (2,164 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 39.25778, -114.97111

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Ruth Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ruth Mine
Secondary: Ruth Pit
Secondary: Deep Ruth Shaft
Secondary: New Ruth Copper Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Rhenium
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Nevada
County: White Pine
District: Robinson District (Ely, Ruth, Kimberly)


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Kennecott Copper Corp.
Years: 1978 -

Owner Name: Kennecott Copper Corp.


Production

Year: 1976
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^0.67 Wt-Pctcu.


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1925
Discovery Year: 1902
Discovery Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: L


Physiography

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: Porphyry Cu, skarn-related


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR, MASSIVE


Structure

Type: R
Description: East-Trending Anticline With Moderate To Gentle Dipping Flanks, Faults, Igneous Intrusions.

Type: L
Description: Radar Ridge, Faults, Fractures. (Mineralization Follows Fractures)


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Hydrothermal Alteration From Monzonite Intrusion. Ore Bodies Oxidized To Depth Of 100 - 400 Feet


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.7- 0.8% CU FROM OPEN PIT WORKINGS.


Materials

Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): GOLD IS IN LODE, OTHER MINERALS ARE IN SULFIDES.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): SPENCER, 1917, USGS PROF. PAPER 96, P. 157 (1,2).

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT EXTENDS OVER ABOUT 30 ACRES.

Comment (Workings): OPEN PIT MINING BEGAN IN 1968, AFTER UNDERGROUND OPERATIONS. APPROXIMATELY 11,000 FT OF INDERGROUND WORK WAS DONE PRIOR TO 1917.


References

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, W. R., 1978, GEOLOGY OF THE ROBINSON MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA, NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY REPORT 32, PP. 55 - 61.

Reference (Deposit): SPENCER, A. C., 1917, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF ELY, NEVADA, USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 96, 189 PP.

Reference (Deposit): SPENCER, 1917

Reference (Production): SPENCER 1917


Nevada Gold

Gold Districts of Nevada

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.