Geologic setting of gold mineralization at the Rimrock Prospect, Western Sheep Creek Range, Lander County, Nevada


This study suggests that the Northern Nevada Rift and associated mineralized
structures bisect the Rimrock prospect along the western flank of the Sheep Creek
Range, and that future exploration in this area should focus both on the deep
NNW-striking mineralization associated with the gravity high and with shallow precious
and base metal mineralization hosted within the Snowstorm Thrust zone. The
continuousNW-trending zone of mineralization and coincident strong gravity anomaly
is more than 17 km long and 3 km wide and includes the historic Northern Battle
Mountain Mining District and thrust-fault hosted mineralization at the Snowstorm
Mine (1200 g/tonne (35 oz/t) Ag and 1.37 g/tonne (0.04 oz/t) Au).

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Primary Author

Richard Capps






Mining District

Geologic Era

Geochemical Method

Geolophysical Method