NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY
OPEN-FILE REPORT 96-2

AN ANALYSIS OF NEVADA'S METAL-BEARING MINERAL RESOURCES
Edited by Donald A. Singer

1996

A compilation of information relevant to undiscovered mineral resources, which includes new insights concerning the geologic evolution of Nevada and how it has resulted in mineral wealth. This report consists of 13 color maps of the state of Nevada and 178 pages of text and figures, including 8 pages in full color. The information presented should be considered preliminary. It has not been thoroughly edited or checked for completeness or accuracy.

Each of the 12 chapters and 13 color plates may be purchased separately. See NBMG Publication Sales for a list of chapters and prices.

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TEXT
Chapter 1Introduction (37k)
Chapter 2 Thickness of Cenozoic deposits and the isostatic residual gravity over basement (917k)
Chapter 3 Shallow magnetic lithologies as interpreted from low-altitude aeromagnetic data (1946k)
Figure 3-2. Aeromagnetic anomaly map of Nevada (1,914k)
Chapter 4 Pre-Tertiary geology (73k)
Chapter 5 Cenozoic volcanic geology (71k)
Chapter 6 Cenozoic mineral deposits and related rocks (111kb)
Chapter 7 Magnetically interpreted, granitoid plutonic bodies (374k)
Chapter 8 Indicators of subsurface basin geometry (51k)
Chapter 9 Reconnaissance photographic map of young Quaternary and late Tertiary faults (95k)
Chapter 10 Known mineral deposits and occurrences (214k)
Chapter 11 Grade and tonnage models (112k)
Chapter 12 Delineation of mineral resource assessment tracts and estimation of number of undiscovered deposits (478k)
PLATES
Plate 2-1 Thickness of Cenozoic deposits and the isostatic residual gravity over basement of Nevada (1087k)
Plate 3-1 Shallow magnetic lithologies as interpreted from low-altitude aeromagnetic data of Nevada (1919k)
Plate 4-1 Pre-Tertiary geology of Nevada (1671k)
Plate 5-1 Cenozoic volcanic geology of Nevada (1197k)
Plate 6-1 Cenozoic mineral deposits and Cenozoic igneous rocks of Nevada (1787k)
Plate 7-1 Magnetically interpreted, granitoid plutonic bodies of Nevada (435k)
Plate 8-1 Indicators of subsurface basin geometry of Nevada (2251k)
Plate 9-1 Reconnaissance photographic map of young (Quaternary and late Tertiary) faults of Nevada (753k)
Plate 10-1 Pluton-related or deep-seated deposits and occurrences in Nevada (582kb)
Plate 10-2 Mineral deposits and occurrences in Nevada formed by epithermal or marine processes, or late diagenesis in sedimentary rocks (539k)
Plate 12-1 Tracts permissive for pluton-related deposits (579k)
Plate 12-2 Tracts permissive for epithermal deposits (572k)
Plate 12-3 Tracts permissive for deposit-types not directly related to plutonic activity (624k)