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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1271

Prepared in cooperation with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the University of Nevada Las Vegas

Mineral-Resource Assessment of Northern Nye County, Nevada—A Progress Report

By Steve Ludington, David A. John, John L. Muntean, Andrew D. Hanson, Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Niki Wintzer, Jean S. Cline, and Adam C. Simon


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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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For additional information:
Contact Information, Western Mineral Resources Science Center, Menlo Park Office
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 901
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3591

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Suggested citation:

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

Metal Deposits

Industrial Minerals

Petroleum Resources




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