Trenton Canyon Porphyry Molybdenum Prospect

The Trenton Canyon Porphyry Molybdenum Prospect is a molybdenum mine located in Lander county, Nevada.

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Mine Info

Name: Trenton Canyon Porphyry Molybdenum Prospect  

State:  Nevada

County:  Lander


Commodity: Molybdenum

Lat, Long: 40.63096, -117.18511

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Trenton Canyon Porphyry Molybdenum Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Trenton Canyon Porphyry Molybdenum Prospect


Primary: Molybdenum


State: Nevada
County: Lander
District: Battle Mountain District

Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Administrative Organization: Winnemucca BLM District


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: pluton-related, porphyry molybdenum
Operation Type: Surface
Years of Production:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: S


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Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Porphyry Mo, low-F


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Type: R
Description: The Roberts Mountain Thrust fault and the Golconda Thrust fault both affect rocks in the region of the prospect. Mesozoic structural and magmatic events in the Battle Mountain mining district included formation of a northwest-striking structural fabric, including faults and broad open folds, and emplacement of Late Cretaceous granodioritic to monzogranitic stocks at Trenton Canyon.


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Name: Granite
Role: Host
Description: intrusive monzo-
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Oligocene
Age Old: Eocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Molybdenite


Comment (Commodity): Ore Materials: molybdenite

Comment (Deposit): Mesozoic magmatism in the Battle Mountain mining district consisted of emplacement of a Late Cretaceous granodioritic to monzogranitic intrusive complex that generated generated the low-fluorine porphyry molybdenum mineralizing system at Trenton Canyon.

Comment (Identification): Trenton Canyon porphyry molybdenum prospect should not be confused with the the Trenton Canyon Gold Mine.

Comment (Location): The Trenton Canyon porphyry molybdenum prospect is located on the northwest flank of Battle Mountain in the headwaters of Trenton Canyon.

Comment (Workings): The mine project area is developed by several open pits.


Reference (Deposit): Doebrich, J.L., 1995, Geology and mineral deposits of the Antler Peak 7.5-minute quadrangle, Lander County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 109, 44 p.

Reference (Deposit): Geological Society of Nevada; 1996 fall field trip guidebook, geology and ore deposits of northwestern Nevada; Trenton Canyon Project, Long Tree Mine, Getchell Mine, Twin Creeks Mine, Florida Canyon Mine (DeLong, Richard, editor) ; GSN Special Publication No. 24.

Reference (Deposit): Long, K.R., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., and Ludington, S.D., 1998, Significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-206A, 33 p.; 98-206B. one 3.5 inch diskette.

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