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Paradise Peak Mine (Goose Mine; Granny Goose; Paradise; FMC deposit; NBMG Sample Sites 1472 - 1473; Goose claims; Gabbs Mine; Nody prospect; Finger Rock prospect; County Line; Ketchup Flat; Paradise Peak project; Sullivan/Paradise Peak), Paradise Peak [town], Paradise Peak [summit], Paradise Peak District, Paradise Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 44' 57'' North , 117° 58' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.74917,-117.97056

Open pit Au-Ag-Cu-Hg-Ba-Bi-Pb-Sb-Ti-Sn-Mo-Th-Fe mine (FMC).

Ore Materials: free gold, auriferous pyrite, cerargyrite, native silver, acanthite, cinnabar, embolite, iodyrite
Gangue Materials: quartz, pyrite, alunite, chalcedony, smectite, opal-ct, leucoxene, illite, kaolinite, limonite; minor orpiment, realgar, barite, stibnite, jarosite; trace chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, pyrrhotite, marcasite, plumbojarosite, specular hematite, native sulfur, horobesuite, metacinnabar, corderoite, montroydite, calomel.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

42 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Early Miocene - Oligocene
15.97 - 33.9 Ma
Intermediate andesite and intermediate flows and breccias

Age: Cenozoic (15.97 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mizpah Trachyte; South Willow Formation; Milltown Andesite

Description: Andesite flows and breccias and other related rocks of intermediate composition such as dacite, rhyodacite, quartz latite, and biotite-hornblende porphyries. This unit includes units mapped as the South Willow Formation on the Washoe North map, the Milltown Andesite on the Nye South and Esmeralda County maps, the Mizpah Trachyte on the Nye North map, and other units. It corresponds to unit Ta2 on the 1978 State map. It crops out in all counties except Clark, Eureka, Lyon, Douglas, and Carson.

Lithology: Major:{andesite,dacite,quartz latite}, Minor:{trachyte}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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Localities in this Region

  • Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • Paradise Range
        • Paradise Peak District
          • Paradise Peak [summit]
            • Paradise Peak [town]
              • Paradise Peak Mine (Goose Mine; Granny Goose; Paradise; FMC deposit; NBMG Sample Sites 1472 - 1473; Goose claims; Gabbs Mine; Nody prospect; Finger Rock prospect; County Line; Ketchup Flat; Paradise Peak project; Sullivan/Paradise Peak)

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Economic Geology (1994): 89: 1228-1248.

Tingley, J.V. and J. Quade (1986), A mineral inventory of the Tonopah Resource Area, Battle Mountain District, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report 86-14.

MRDS files: 10037787, 10198457 & 10310352.

MAS/MILS ID: 0320230737.

NBMG Special Publication 31, Minerals of Nevada.

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