U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1271
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG), which is a part of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), have completed the first year of data collection and analysis in preparation for a new mineral- and energy-resource assessment of northern Nye County, Nevada. This report provides information about work completed before October 1, 2009.
Existing data are being compiled, including geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral-deposit information. Field studies are underway, which are primarily designed to address issues raised during the review of existing information. In addition, new geochemical studies are in progress, including reanalyzing existing stream-sediment samples with modern methods, and analyzing metalliferous black shales.
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Ludington, Steve, John, D.A., Muntean, J.L., Hanson, A.D., Castor, S.B., Henry, C.D., Wintzer, Niki, Cline, J.S., and Simon, A.C., 2009, Mineral-resource assessment of northern Nye County, Nevada; a progress report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1271, 13 p.
Status of Work
Progress Towards Mineral-Resource Assessment