The Lovelock is a nickel and cobalt mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Commodity: Nickel, Cobalt
Lat, Long: 39.99667, -117.91222
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Lovelock MRDS details
District: Table Mountain(Cottonwood Canyon)
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Limassol Forest Co-Ni
Comment (Reserve-Resource): RESERVES UNKNOWN; STUDY NEEDED
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: IRREGULAR FRACTURES IN ALTERED GREENSTONE NEAR DIORITE INTRUSION. RATIO OF CU:CO:NI=15:1.6:1.0
Comment (Deposit): FERGUSON BELIEVED THAT THE NI-CO DEPOSITS ARE RELATED TO NEARBY GOLD AND TITANIUM DEPOSITS AND TO THE INTRUSIVE BODY OF DIORITE, AND THAT IN THE FINAL STAGE OF MINERALIZATION BY MAGMATIC SOLUTIONS, SULFIDES AND ARSENIDES OF NI, CO, AND CU WERE INTRODUCED ALONG SMALL FISSURES IN THE ALREADY ALTERED COUNTRY ROCK
Reference (Deposit): FERGUSON, H.G., 1939, UNIV. OF NEVADA BULL. VOL. 33, NO. 5
Reference (Deposit): CORNWALL, H.R., 1966, USGS BULL. 1223, P. 47-48
Reference (Production): REFERENCE(2)
Reference (Reserve-Resource): UNPUBLISHED COBALT REPORT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.