Readings for our field trip to the Yerington Copper Porphyry District



 Barton, M. D., D. A. Battles, et al. (1988). Mesozoic contact metamorphism in the western United States. Metamorphism and crustal evolution of the western United States. W. G. Ernst. 7: 110-178.

Barton, M. D. and R. B. Hanson (1989). "Magmatism and the development of low-pressure metamorphic belts: implications from the western United States and thermal modeling." Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 101: 1051-1065.


Dilles, J. H. (1987). "Petrology of the Yerington batholith, Nevada: evidence for evolution of porphyry copper ore fluids." Econ. Geol. 82: 1750-1789.


Dilles, J. H. and M. T. Einaudi (1992). "Wall-rock alteration and hydrothermal flow paths about the Ann-Mason porphyry copper deposit, Nevada - a 6 km vertical reconstruction." Econ. Geol. 87: 1963-2001.


Dilles, J. H. and P. B. Gans (1995). "The chronology of Cenozoic volcanism and deformation in the Yerington area, western Basin and Range and Walker Lane." Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 107: 474-486.


Dilles, J. H., J. M. Proffet, et al. "Magmatic and hydrothermal features of the Yerington batholith with emphasis on the porphyry Cu(Mo) deposit in the Ann-Mason area."


Dilles, J. H., G. C. Solomon, et al. (1992). "Oxygen and hydrogen isotope characteristics of hydrothermal alteration at the Ann-Mason porphyry copper deposit, Yerington, Nevada." Econ. Geol. 87: 44-63.


Dilles, J. H. and J. E. Wright (1988). "The chronology of early Mesozoic arc magmatism in the Yerington district of western Nevada and its regional implications." Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 100: 644-652.


Einaudi, M. T. "Field Trip Day Three, Skarns of the Yerington District, Nevada: a triplog and commentary."


Einaudi, M. T. (1977). "Petrogenesis of the Copper-bearing skarn at the Mason Valley Mine, Yerington District, Nevada." Econ. Geol. 72: 769-795.



Einaudi, M. T. and D. M. Burt (1982). "Introduction, terminology, classification and composition of skarn deposits." Econ. Geol. 77: 745-754.


Proffet, J. M. and J. H. Dilles (1984). "Geologic map of the Yerington District, Nevada." Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 77.


Proffett, J. M. (2009). "High Cu grades in porphyry Cu deposits and their relationship to emplacement depth of magmatic sources." Geology 37: 675-678.


Proffett Jr., J. M. (1977). "Cenozoic geology of the Yerington district, Nevada, and implications for the nature and origin of Basin and Range faulting." Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 88: 247-266.


Sillitoe, R. H. (1973). "The tops and bottoms of porphyry copper deposits." Econ. Geol. 68: 799-815.


Sillitoe, R. H. (1997). "Characteristics and controls of the largest porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold deposits in the circum-Pacific region." Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 44: 373-388.


Sillitoe, R. H. (2010). "Porphyry copper systems." Econ. Geol. 105: 3-41.