Thesis Defense—Jason Craig—TODAY, Tuesday December 15 at 10:00 a.m.

You are invited to attend an undergraduate senior thesis presentation by Jason Craig, on Tuesday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m., in LME 422:

Undergraduate Senior Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Faulds

Abstract: The Fourth of July Prospect, located in the Humboldt Range near Unionville, Nevada has structurally controlled mesothermal quartz veining that hosts ore-grade gold, silver and antimony mineralization. Three areas of this prospect were studied to characterize the geologic structure of the veins: the Black Warrior mine, Marigold mine and Congress Canyon. Across these three areas northwest-trending steeply-dipping strike-slip faults were identified as being the primary structures that host mineralization.  These three areas have unique structural characteristics with some similarities and were possibly formed from Cretaceous-aged movement along regional Jurassic-aged structural fabric remnant from the Fencemaker Allochthon event.

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