The 56 Copper Mine is a copper mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,239 feet.
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Elevation: 4,239 Feet (1,292 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.69667, -118.24389
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56 Copper Mine MRDS details
Primary: 56 Copper Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2853
District: Mill City 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: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1856
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Polymetallic veins
Description: Shear Zone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2853 SELECTED FROM PIT CONTAINS CU OXIDES AND SULFIDES AND ASSAYS 10 % FE, 0.15 % MG, 0.05 % CA, 0.02 % TI,- 300 PPM MN, 100 PPM AG, 200 PPM B, 5000 PPM BA, 30 PPM BI, 50-PPM CO, 20 PPM CR, +2000 PPM CU, 100 PPM MO, 15 PPM NI, 100 PP-M SB, 20 PPM SN, 300 PPM SR, 700 PPM V, 300 PPM ZN
Comment (Location): THE SMALL OPEN PIT IS ABOVE THE ROAD THAT CIRCUMNAVIGATES THE NORTH END OF RYE PATCH RESERVOIR
Comment (Development): WORKED INTERMITTENTLY TO 1966
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSIT IS HOSTED BY GRANODIORITE WHERE COPPER HAS BEEN DEPOSITED MOSTLY AS OXIDES AND SULFIDES IN FRACTURES A-ND JOINTS WITHIN THE GRANITE. THE SOURCE FOR THE PRIMARY MINER-ALIZATION IS NOT EVIDENT
Comment (Workings): MOSTLY AN OPEN PIT WITH SOME PROSPECTS
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1856 AND WORKED INTERMITTENTLY TO 1966. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Reference (Deposit): SCHILLING, 1962, MOLYBDENUM OCCURRENCES IN NEVADA; NBMG REPORT 2, P 38
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J.V., 1980, UNPUBLISHED REPORT
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 1984, FIELD EXAMINATION REPORT, 9-15-84
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M., 1977, IN GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS IN PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
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.