The Copper Queen Mine is a copper and tungsten mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,600 feet.
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Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)
Commodity: Copper, Tungsten
Lat, Long: 39.995, -118.82861
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Copper Queen Mine MRDS details
Primary: Copper Queen Mine
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2995
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: W skarn
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SAMPLE 2995 OF GARNET SKARN CONTAINS 5 % FE, 0.7 % MG, 15 % CA, 0.03 % TI, 3000 PPM MN, 15 PPM B, 20 PPM BA, 70 PP-M CU, 5 PPM NI, 10 PPM SN, 100 PPM SR, 70 PPM V, 30 PPM ZR.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = DESERT PEAK (1951) 1:625000
Comment (Deposit): OUTCROPS AROUND SHAFT ARE MOSTLY GRANODIORITE WITH SOME SMALL IRREGULAR PODS OF SKARN. A SMALL HILL TO THE NORTH O-F THE SHAFT IS COMPOSED OF MASSIVE WHITE QUARTZ. SEVERAL CUTS -AND TRENCHES TO THE SOUTH AND THE WEST OF THE SHAFT EXPOSE FIN-GERS OF SKARN ALONG AN IRREGULAR GRANODIORITE-SEDIMENT CONTACT-; GRANODIORITE TO THE NORTH, SEDIMENTS TO THE SOUTH. ROCK ON T-HE COPPER QUEEN DUMP IS MOSTLY PALE RED-BROWN SKARN (GARNET) C-ONTAINING MINOR AMOUNTS OF PYRITE.
Comment (Workings): A VERTICAL SHAFT PENETRATES A LARGE TACTITE ZONE DEVELOPED AT THE CONTACT BETWEEN & GRANODIORITE PLUTON AND A LIMESTONE AND MARBLE UNIT OF PROBABLE TRIASSIC TO JURASSIC AGE. LARGE MASSES OF QUARTZ OCCUR IN THE TACTITE, AND THE MINE DUMP IS COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF TACTITE. NO SULFIDES OR SECONDARY COPPER MINERALS ARE FOUND IN THE DUMP MATERIAL, SO SOME ORE MUST HAVE BEEN HAULED AWAY. SIGNS OF MAN INDICATE ACTIVITY IN THE EARLY 1900'S.. SEVERAL CUTS AND TRENCHES
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R.C., 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 83
Reference (Deposit): TINGLEY, J. V., 1985, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION, 4-16-85
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.