The Battle Mountain District is a gold, copper, and silver mine located in Lander county, Nevada.
About the MRDS Data:
All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Commodity: Gold, Copper, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.5086, -117.14170
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Battle Mountain District MRDS details
Primary: Battle Mountain District
Secondary: Copper Canyon
Secondary: Copper Basin
District: BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
Record Type: District
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: REPLACEMENT, VEIN, DISSEMINATIONS, FRACT. FILL., SECONDARY ENRICHMENT BODIES
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Porphyry Cu, skarn-related
Description: DEWITT THRUST, GOLCONDA THRUST
Description: 2 SETS N-S TO NW-TRENDING, FAULTS
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: SILICIC, POTASSIC, PHYLLIC, PROPYLITIC
Reference (Deposit): SAYERS, R. W., TIPPETT, M. C., AND FIELDS, E. D., 1968, THE ORE DEPOSITS AT COPPER CANYON AND COPPER BASIN, LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA: AIME ANNUAL MEETING PAPER, N.Y.
Reference (Deposit): BLAKE, D. W., KRETSCHMER, E. L., 1980, GOLD DEPOSITS AT COPPER CANYON, LANDER CO., NEV., ABSTRACT, PRECIOUS METALS SYMPOSIUM, AIME, SPARKS, NEVADA.
Reference (Deposit): STEWART, H. J., MC KEE, E. H., AND STAGER, H. K., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LANDER COUNTY, NEVADA; NEV. BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOL. BULL. 88.
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, R. J., AND ARNOLD, D. C., 1965, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ANTLER PEAK QUADRANGLE, HUMBOLDT AND LANDER COUNTIES, NEVADA: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 459-B.
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.