If you have any problems related to the accessibility of any content (or if you want to request that a specific publication be accessible), please contact (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will work to respond to each request in as timely a manner as possible.
Geology and geochemistry of the Sterling gold deposit, Nye County, Nevada
AuthorOdt, David Albert
Geological Sciences and Engineering
AltmetricsView Usage Statistics
This study presents an investigation on geology and geochemistry of the Sterling gold deposit in southern Nye County, Nevada. Regional and district geology and a representative mine study area was investigated. Paleozoic sediments around the mine have been deformed by thrusting, wrench and normal faulting. Intermediate volcanic flows and tufts cover large areas north and east of Bare Mountain. Micron sized gold mineralization at Sterling occurs in meta- siltstones of the Cambrian Wood Canyon Formation. Thrusting moved silicic sediments of the Wood Canyon over Cambrian Bonanza King Dolomite. Mineralization is concentrated in upper elate sediments where high angle faults intersect the thrust plane. Mineralization occurred at shallow levels under conditions of high Eh and variable pH.
Online access for this thesis was created in part with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). To obtain a high quality image or document please contact the DeLaMare Library at https://unr.libanswers.com/ or call: 775-784-6945.