Red Canyon Claims

The Red Canyon Claims is a copper mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 feet.

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.

Mine Info

Name: Red Canyon Claims  

State:  Nevada

County:  Douglas

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 38.84972, -119.42778

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Red Canyon Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Canyon Claims
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site #4405


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Sulfur


Location

State: Nevada
County: Douglas
District: Red Canyon


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metasomatic
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic

Name: Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Pyrrhotite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): MOUTH OF RED CANYON

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION UNSPECIFIED

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL ADITS AND SHAFTS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS.

Comment (Geology): AN AREA OF OLD CAVED ADITS AND SHAFTS IN GOSSAN-LIKE CAPPING WITH IRREGULAR CONTACTS BETWEEN META-SEDIMENTS AND GRANITE. SULFIDES OCCUR AT SURFACE BUT CARBONATES AND SULFUR WERE REPORTED BY HILL, 1915, TO BE PRESENT IN THE DEEPEST WORKINGS. ORE SCATTERED AROUND ON DUMPS INCLUDE CHALCOPYRITE, PYRITE AND PYRRHOTITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): MOORE, J.G., 1969, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF LYON, DOUGLAS AND ORMSBY COUNTIES, NEVADA; NBMG BULL 75.

Reference (Deposit): HILL, J. M., 1915 , SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN NE CALIF. AND NW NEV., USGS, BULL. 594 .

Reference (Deposit): RED CANYON CLAIMS, RED CANYON DISTRICT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, QUADE, JACK SAMPLE SITE #4405 VISIT, 7/11/89, NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY MINING DISTRICT FILES (TINGLEY FILES).