The Copper King Mine is a copper mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,351 feet.
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Elevation: 5,351 Feet (1,631 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.61694, -117.02722
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Copper King Mine MRDS details
Primary: Copper King Mine
District: Battle Mountain District
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.
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:
Deposit Size: S
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
Form: TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
Description: Folding, Copper King Fault
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Intense Hydrotherman; Argillic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian
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.
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 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.