Copper Canyon Mine - Duval Corp.

The Copper Canyon Mine - Duval Corp. is a copper mine located in Lander county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,749 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Copper Canyon Mine - Duval Corp.  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander

Elevation: 6,749 Feet (2,057 Meters)

Commodity: Copper

Lat, Long: 40.54, -117.12390

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Copper Canyon Mine - Duval Corp. MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Canyon Mine - Duval Corp.
Secondary: Copper Canyon Tungsten Deposit
Secondary: Copper Basin Mine - Duval Corp.
Secondary: See Commets For Others
Secondary: Battle Mountain


Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Tungsten
Tertiary: Zinc


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.


Type: Located Claim
Type: Patented


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Owner Name: Duval Corp.; Pennzoil United, Inc.
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1972


Year: 1969
Description: Zn Recovered 8 Mt/Yr
Year: 1976
Description: Au Recovered 816000 G/Yr
Year: 1976
Description: Cu Recovered 7503 Mt/Yr
Year: 1991
Description: Au 244000 Oz
Year: 1976
Description: Cu Recovered Form Ppts 4446 Mt/Yr
Year: 1976
Description: Pb Recovered (62% Recovery) 14156 Mt/Yr
Year: 1976
Description: Sulphide (Canyon & Basin) Treated, ?%Cu 1557000 Mt/Yr
Year: 1975
Description: Cu Recovered From Ppts Unk
Year: 1974
Description: Pb Recovered 8
Year: 1976
Description: Ag Recovered 12095000 G/Yr
Year: 1977
Description: Sulphide (Canyon & Basin) Treated, ?%Cu 1114000 Mt/Yr
Year: 1976
Description: Copper Precipitate Produced (For Oxide) 6048 Mt/Yr
Year: 1966
Time Period: 1965-1966
Description: Preprod Waste Stripping Cu Can Sulphide (Canyon & Basin) Treated, .81% Cu Recovered


Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Leach
Plant Subtype: Precipitation
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Bench (Berm)
Milling Method: Leach-Precipitation
Year First Production: 1967
Discovery Year: 1961
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Unknown: Chalcocite
Unknown: Chalcopyrite
Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Silver


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Reference (Deposit): 0320150631 FOR BIB LIST OF THIS MAS FILE.

Reference (Deposit): SEE COMMENTS:

Reference (Deposit): MAIN MAS/MILS PROPERTY FILE, 0320150631, FOR MORE BIB REF.

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.