Copper King Mine

The Copper King Mine is a copper mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,351 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: Copper King Mine  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation: 5,351 Feet (1,631 Meters)

Commodity: Copper

Lat, Long: 40.61694, -117.02722

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Copper King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper King Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Battle Mountain District


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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1936
Discovery Year: 1936
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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: Polymetallic replacement


Orebody

Form: TABULAR TO IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Folding, Copper King Fault


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Intense Hydrotherman; Argillic


Rocks

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Shale
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chrysocolla


Comments

Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY WAS WORKED FROM 1936 TO 1954. WORKINGS INCLUDE A 590-FT ADIT, DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, AND SHALLOW PITS. WORKINGS EXTEND ALONG STRIKE OF BEDS OR PARALLEL THE COPPER KING FAULT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Location): 1/3 MILE NE OF CARISSA MINE

Comment (Production): 1936-1954 TOTAL, 7045 TONS ORE WHICH AVERAGED 0.281 OZ/TON AU; 3.21 OZ/TON AG, 2.64% CU, WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF $117,331

Comment (Development): PROPERTY WAS WORKED FROM 1936 TO 1954

Comment (Deposit): REPLACEMENT ALONG FAULT ZONES IN FAVORABLE BEDS

Comment (Workings): ADIT, DRIFTS, CROSSCUTS, PITS

Comment (Geology): SHALEY AND MEY BEDS ARE LOCALLY METAMORPHOSED TO HORNFELS AND CALC-HORNFELS, AND SUBSEQUENT HYDROTHERMALLY ALTERED TO LIGHT CLAYEY ROCKS. GOLD VALUES RUN HIGH IN SHALED BEDS, WHILE COPPER RUNS HIGHER IN CALCAREOUS BEDS.


References

Reference (Deposit): STEWART, J.H., MCKEE, E.H., AND STAGER, H.K, 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY NEVADA; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 88

Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNITES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF PAPER 459-B.

Reference (Production): ROBERTS, R.J. AND ARNOLD, D.C., 1965


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.