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Stratigraphy, Structure, and Mineralization of Kinsley Mountain, Elko County, Nevada

Abstract The Kinsley Mountain gold deposit of northeastern Nevada, located ~70 km south of Wendover, Nevada, contains seven sediment-hosted, disseminated-gold deposits, in Cambrian limestones and shales. Mining ceased in 1999, with 138,000 ounces of gold mined at an average grade between 1.5-2.0 g/t. Resource estimates vary between 15,000 and 150,000 ounces of gold remaining in several mineralized pods. Although exploration programs have been completed within the study area, the structural history and timing of precious-metal mineralization are still poorly understood. This study aims to better understand the relation between stratigraphy, structural setting, and style of gold mineralization. In order to accomplish these goals, geological mapping at... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Macfarlane, Bryan John (Author) / Reynolds, Stephen (Advisor) / Hervig, Richard (Committee member) / Burt, Donald (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Elko County / Gold deposit / Kinsley Mountain / Stratigraphy / Structural geology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 99 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Geological Sciences 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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