Petrographic, geochemical, and geochronologic data for cenozoic volcanic rocks of the Tonopah, Divide, and Goldfield Mining Districts, Nevada
The purpose of this report is to summarize geochemical, petrographic, and geochronologic data for samples, principally those of unmineralized Tertiary volcanic rocks, from the Tonopah, Divide, and Goldfield mining districts of west-central Nevada (fig. 1). Much of the data presented here for the Tonopah and Divide districts are for samples collected by Bonham and Garside (1979) during geologic mapping in and around those districts, whereas much of that for samples from the Goldfield district were obtained by Ashley (1974; 1979; 1990a). Additional data were derived from samples collected between 2012–2015, as part of the Mineral Resources Program funded project titled: “Magmatic-tectonic history and component sources of major precious metal deposits in the southern Walker Lane”. A small amount of additional geochemical data for samples from each of the districts were compiled from other sources. Individual sample collectors are identified by appropriate entries in the “Collector” field (appendix 1) and published sources of geochemical data are defined by entries in the “Chem_Src” data field (appendix 1).
|Petrographic, geochemical, and geochronologic data for cenozoic volcanic rocks of the Tonopah, Divide, and Goldfield Mining Districts, Nevada
|Edward A. du Bray, David John, Peter G. Vikre, Joseph Colgan, Michael A. Cosca, Leah E. Morgan, Robert J. Fleck, Wayne R. Premo, Christopher S. Holm-Denoma
|USGS Numbered Series
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center