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Nevada, USA
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Nevada owes its creation to mining. The silver rich Comstock lode spurred early prospecting in the state. Currently gold production from Carlin trend deposits is a major contributor to Nevada's mining.

The state is primarily in the Basin and Range province (north/south trending block faulted mountain ranges separated by alluvium generated from the mountains).

Best source of information is the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. District lists from J. Tingley Mining Districts of Nevada Report-47. County Reports for each of the counties in the state.


Geological map courtesy of USGS


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Actinolite
Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
Aegirine
Aenigmatite
'Agardite'
Agardite-(Ce)
Agardite-(Nd)
Agardite-(Y)
Aguilarite
Aikinite
Akaganeite
Aktashite
Alabandite
Albite
var: Andesine
var: Cleavelandite
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Aleksite
Aliettite
'Allanite'
Allanite-(Ce)
'Allemontite'
Allophane
Almandine
Alpersite (TL)
Altaite
'Alum Group'
Alum-(K)
Alumohydrocalcite
Alunite
Alunogen
Ammonioalunite
Amphibole Supergroup
var: Byssolite
var: Uralite
Analcime
Anapaite
Anatase
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite
Andersonite
'Andorite'
Andradite
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Ankerite
Annabergite
Annite
Anorthite
var: Labradorite
'Anorthoclase'
Antigorite
Antimony
Antlerite
'Apatite'
'var: Collophane'
Aphthitalite
Apjohnite
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
var: Plumboan Aragonite
var: Tarnowitzite
Arfvedsonite
Argentojarosite
Arsendescloizite
Arsenic
Arseniosiderite
Arsenogorceixite
Arsenolamprite
Arsenolite
Arsenopyrite
Arsentsumebite
Arthurite
Artinite
Atacamite
Augelite
Augite
Aurichalcite
Aurorite (TL)
Austinite
Autunite
Avicennite
Axinite-(Fe)
'Axinite Group'
Axinite-(Mg)
Axinite-(Mn)
Azurite
Balkanite
Bariopharmacosiderite
Barnesite
'Barrandite'
Barrerite
Bartonite
Barysilite
Baryte
Bassanite
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Bayldonite
Beaverite-(Cu)
Beidellite
'Belmontite'
Bementite
Benjaminite (TL)
'Bentonite'
Beraunite
Berryite
Berthierite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Emerald
Beryllonite
Berzelianite
β-Uranophane
Beudantite
'Beudantite Group'
Beyerite
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
Birnessite
Bismite
Bismoclite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
var: Horobetsuite
Bismutite
Bixbyite
'Blakeite' (TL)
Bokite
Boleite
Boltwoodite
Bonattite
Boothite
Borax
Bornite
Botryogen
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Brannerite
Braunite
Brochantite
Bromargyrite
Brookite
Brucite
Buddingtonite
Burangaite
'Bursaite'
Butlerite
Buttgenbachite
Cacoxenite
Cadmium
'Calamine'
Calaverite
'Calcareous Tufa'
Calcite
var: Glendonite
var: Iceland Spar
var: Manganoan Calcite
var: Travertine
Calderónite
Caledonite
Callaghanite (TL)
Calomel
Canfieldite
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Carlinite (TL)
Carminite
Carnotite
Cassiterite
var: Wood Tin
Čechite
Čejkaite
Celadonite
Celestine
Celsian
Cerussite
var: Argentiferous Cerussite
Cervantite
'Chabazite'
Chabazite-Ca
Chaidamuite
Chalcanthite
Chalcoalumite
Chalcocite
Chalcocyanite
Chalcomenite
Chalcophanite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
Chalcosiderite
Chalcostibite
Chamosite
Chapmanite
Chatkalite
Chenevixite
Cheralite
'Chert'
Chervetite
Chevkinite-(Ce)
Chlorapatite
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
var: Iodian Bromian Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chloritoid
Chondrodite
Christite (TL)
Chromite
Chrysoberyl
Chrysocolla
Cinnabar
Claudetite
Clausthalite
'Clay'
Clinobisvanite
Clinochlore
var: Chromian Clinochlore
var: Leuchtenbergite
var: Pennine
var: Pyknochlorite
Clinochrysotile
Clinoclase
Clinoenstatite
'Clinoptilolite'
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinosafflorite
'Clinotyrolite'
Clinozoisite
Clintonite
Cobaltite
Coffinite
Cohenite
Colemanite
Collinsite
Coloradoite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Mn)
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Colusite
Conichalcite
Connellite
Copiapite
Copper
'Copper Stain'
Coquimbite
Corderoite (TL)
Cordierite
Corkite
Cornetite
Cornubite
Cornwallite
Coronadite
Corundum
Cosalite
Coulsonite (TL)
Covellite
Crandallite
Creaseyite
Creedite
Cristobalite
Cronstedtite
Cryolite
Cryolithionite
Cryptomelane
Cubanite
Cuprite
Cupropavonite
Cuproroméite
Cuprosklodowskite
Cuprotungstite
Curetonite (TL)
Cyanotrichite
Cymrite
Cyrilovite
Dadsonite (TL)
Daubréeite
Daubréelite
Delafossite
Delrioite
Descloizite
var: Cuprian Descloizite
Devilline
'Deweylite'
Diadochite
Diaphorite
Diaspore
'Diatomaceous Earth'
Dickite
Digenite
Diopside
Dioptase
Djurleite
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
Doyleite
Dravite
Dufrénite
Duftite
Dumontite
Dumortierite
Dundasite
Dussertite
Dypingite
Dyscrasite
Edgarbaileyite
Eglestonite
Elbaite
Ellisite (TL)
Elpasolite
Elyite (TL)
Emmonsite
Emplectite
Enargite
Englishite
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
Epidote
Epistilbite
Epsomite
Eriochalcite
'Erionite'
Erionite-K
Erythrite
Eskebornite
Eskimoite
Eucairite
Euchroite
Eulytine
Euxenite-(Y)
Famatinite
Faustite (TL)
Fayalite
Fedotovite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
Fergusonite-(Y)
'Ferrierite'
Ferrimolybdite
Ferro-actinolite
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series
var: Nephrite'

Ferro-edenite
Ferro-hornblende
Fervanite
Fibroferrite
Fischesserite
Fizélyite
'Florencite'
Fluellite
Fluoborite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluorapophyllite-(Na)
Fluorite
Fluorowardite (TL)
Fornacite
Forsterite
Fraipontite
Frankdicksonite (TL)
Freibergite
Freieslebenite
Friedrichite
Gahnite
Gaitite
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
Galenobismutite
Galkhaite
Ganterite
'Garnet'
'Garnierite'
Gaylussite
Gearksutite
Gedrite
'Geode'
Gersdorffite
Getchellite (TL)
Gibbsite
Gilalite
Giraudite
Girdite
'Gismondine'
Glauberite
Glauconite
Glaukosphaerite
Godlevskite
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
Goldfieldite (TL)
Goldquarryite (TL)
Gortdrumite
Goslarite
Goudeyite (TL)
'Grandite'
Graphite
Gratonite
Grayite
Greenockite
Greigite
Grossular
'Grossular-Hibschite Series'
Groutite
Gruzdevite
Guanajuatite
Guérinite
'Gummite'
Gunningite
Gustavite
Gypsum
var: Satin Spar Gypsum
var: Selenite
Häggite
Haidingerite
Halite
'Halloysite'
Halotrichite
Hambergite
Hammarite
Hanksite
Hastingsite
Hausmannite
Hawleyite
'Hectorite'
Hedenbergite
Hedleyite
Hedyphane
Helvine
Hematite
var: Martite
var: Specularite
Hemihedrite
Hemimorphite
Hentschelite
Hessite
Hetaerolite
Heterogenite
'Heulandite'
Hewettite
Hexahydrite
Heyite (TL)
Heyrovskýite
Hidalgoite
Hinsdalite
Hisingerite
Hocartite
Hodrušite
Hollandite
'Hornblende'
Hörnesite
Howlite
Hübnerite (TL)
Huemulite
Hummerite
Huntite (TL)
Hureaulite
Huttonite
'Hyalophane'
Hydrobiotite
Hydroglauberite
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
var: Ferritungstite
Hydromagnesite
Hydroniumjarosite
Hydrotungstite
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Hydrozincite
Hypercinnabar
'Hypersthene'
Iangreyite (TL)
Ice
Ilmenite
'Ilsemannite'
Ilvaite
Indialite
Iodargyrite
Iranite
Iridium
var: Osmiridium
Iron
var: Kamacite

Jahnsite-(CaMnMg)
Jalpaite
Jamesonite
Jarosite
Jordanite
Jordisite
'Joséite'
'Joséite-B'
Junoite
Kaersutite
Kalinite
Kamchatkite
Kaolinite
Kasolite
Kawazulite
Kazakhstanite
Kenhsuite (TL)
Kermesite
'Kerolite'
Kesterite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Kidwellite
Kieserite
Kingite
Kingsmountite
Kipushite
Kleinite
Koechlinite
Kolymite
Köttigite
Kotulskite
Krásnoite (TL)
Krennerite
Krupkaite
Kryzhanovskite
Kuramite
Kurumsakite
Kutnohorite
Kyanite
Laffittite
Langite
Laumontite
Lavendulan
Lazulite
Leadhillite
'Lechatelierite'
Lecontite
Lepidocrocite
Lepidolite
Leucophosphite
'Leucoxene'
Libethenite
Lillianite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Lindackerite
Lindströmite
Lipscombite
Litharge
Lithiophorite
Litidionite
Livingstonite
Lizardite
Löllingite
Lonecreekite
Lorándite
Ludwigite
Luetheite
Luzonite
Mackayite (TL)
Maghemite
Magnesio-hastingsite
Magnesio-hornblende
Magnesiozippeite
Magnesite
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Malachite
var: Zincian Malachite
Mandarinoite
'Manganese Oxides'
'var: Manganese Dendrites'
Manganite
Mansfieldite
Marcasite
Marialite
Marokite
Massicot
Matildite
Matioliite
Matulaite
Mcguinnessite
Meionite
Melanterite
var: Cuprian Melanterite
'Melnikovite'
Mendozite
Meneghinite
Mercury
Merenskyite
Meta-ankoleite
Meta-autunite
Metacinnabar
Metadelrioite
Metahewettite
Metaschoderite (TL)
Metasideronatrite
Metastibnite (TL)
Metatorbernite
Metatyuyamunite
Metauranocircite
Metavariscite
Metavoltine
Metazeunerite
Meurigite-K
Meurigite-Na (TL)
Miargyrite
'Mica Group'
Michenerite
Microcline
var: Amazonite
Microlite Group
Millerite
Mimetite
Minium
Minyulite
Mirabilite
Mitridatite
Mixite
Mohite
Molybdenite
Molybdite
Molybdofornacite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Monazite-(La)
Moncheite
'Montanite'
Montbrayite
Montgomeryite
Monticellite
Montmorillonite
Montroydite
Mopungite (TL)
Mordenite
Morenosite
Morinite
Moschellandsbergite
Mosesite
Mottramite
var: Duhamelite
Munakataite
Murdochite
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
var: Illite
var: Leverrierite
var: Mariposite
var: Sericite
Nacrite
Nagyágite
Nakauriite
Namibite
Natroalunite
Natrojarosite (TL)
Natrolite
Natron
Natrozippeite
Naumannite
Neotocite
Nevadaite (TL)
Neyite
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
Nissonite
Niter
Nitratine
Nontronite
Nováčekite-I
'Obsidian'
Offretite
Olivenite
var: Leucochalcite
'Olivine'
Opal
var: Black Opal
var: Bone Opal
var: Crystal Opal
var: Geyserite
var: Honey Opal
var: Hydrophane
var: Jelly Opal
var: Lechosos Opal
var: Milk Opal
var: Opal-AN
var: Precious Fire Opal
var: Precious Opal
var: Wood Opal
Orpiment
'Orthobrochantite'
'Orthochrysotile'
Orthoclase
Osarizawaite
Osmium
var: Iridosmine

Ourayite
Owyheeite
Pachnolite
Palladium
Palygorskite
'Parachrysotile'
Paracoquimbite
Paragonite
Pararealgar
Paratacamite
Paratellurite
Pargasite
Parnauite (TL)
Pascoite
Pavonite
Pearceite
Pectolite
Pentahydrite
Pentlandite
Perhamite
Periclase
Perite
Perrierite-(Ce)
Perroudite
'Perthite'
'Petrified Wood'
Petzite
Pharmacolite
Pharmacosiderite
'Pharmacosiderite Group'
Phenakite
'Phillipsite'
Phlogopite
Phoenicochroite
Phosgenite
Phosphofibrite
Phosphohedyphane
Phosphosiderite
Phosphuranylite
Phurcalite
Pickeringite
Picropharmacolite
Piemontite
Pigeonite
'Pintadoite'
'Pitticite'
Plagionite
Plancheite
Planerite
'Planerite-Turquoise Series'
Platinum
Plattnerite
Playfairite
Plumbogummite
Plumbojarosite
Pokrovskite
Polhemusite
Polybasite
Polydymite
Polyhalite
Posnjakite
Potarite
Pottsite (TL)
Powellite
Prehnite
Prosopite
Proustite
Pseudobrookite
Pseudomalachite
'Psilomelane'
'Pumpellyite'
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
var: Auriferous Pyrite
Pyrochlore Group
var: Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)

'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

'var: Plumbobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Pyrochroite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrophanite
Pyrophyllite
Pyrostilpnite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Amethyst
var: Ametrine
var: Carnelian
Quartz
var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine
var: Dendritic Agate
var: Eye Agate
var: Fortification Agate
var: Jasper
var: Milky Quartz
var: Moss Agate
var: Myrickite
var: Rock Crystal
var: Rose Quartz
var: Rutilated Quartz
var: Sceptre Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Radtkeite (TL)
Ralstonite
Rameauite
Rammelsbergite
Ranciéite
Rauenthalite
Realgar
Retgersite
Rhabdophane-(Ce)
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
var: Fowlerite
Rhodostannite
Rhomboclase
'Richellite'
Richelsdorfite
Riebeckite
Robinsonite (TL)
Romanèchite
'Roméite Group'
'var: Stetefeldtite' (TL)
Römerite
Roquesite
Rosasite
Roscoelite
Rösslerite
Rozenite
Rucklidgeite
Rutherfordine
Rutile
Sabugalite
Safflorite
Saléeite
Samarskite-(Y)
Samsonite
Sanidine
Saponite
Sarcolite
Sarkinite
Sarmientite
Sassolite
'Scapolite'
Schachnerite
Scheelite
Schoderite (TL)
Scholzite
Schorl
Schreibersite
Schröckingerite
Schubnelite
Schuetteite
Schumacherite
Scolecite
Scorodite
Scrutinyite
Searlesite
Segnitite
Selenium
Seligmannite
Sénarmontite
Sepiolite
'Serpentine Group'
Serpierite
Shadlunite
Shattuckite
Siderite
var: Manganoan Siderite
Sideronatrite
Siderotil
Siegenite
'Siliceous sinter'
Sillénite
Sillimanite
Silver
var: Amalgam
Simmonsite (TL)
Sincosite
Skinnerite
Skutterudite
'Smectite Group'
Smithsonite
Soddyite
Sonoraite
Sorbyite
Spangolite
Sperrylite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
var: Marmatite
Spinel
var: Pleonaste
Spionkopite
Stannite
Starkeyite
Staurolite
Stellerite
Stephanite
Sternbergite
'Stevensite'
Stibarsen
'Stibiconite'
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Stolzite
Strashimirite
Strengite
var: Aluminian Strengite
Stromeyerite
Strontianite
Suanite
Sulphur
Svanbergite
Sylvanite
Sylvite
Symplesite
Syngenite
Szaibélyite
Szomolnokite
Taenite
Talc
Tangeite
'Tantalite'
Tantalite-(Mn)
Teallite
Tellurite
Tellurium
Tellurobismuthite
Tennantite
Tenorite
Terlinguacreekite
Terlinguaite
Tetradymite
Tetrahedrite
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
Thaumasite
Thénardite
Thermonatrite
Thomsenolite
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorianite
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
'Thorogummite'
Tiemannite
Tincalconite
Tinticite
Tinzenite
Titanite
Tobermorite
'Tocornalite'
Todorokite
Topaz
Torbernite
Tosudite
var: Lithium Tosudite
'Tourmaline'
Tremolite
Trevorite
Triangulite
Tridymite
Triplite
Tripuhyite
Troilite
Trona
Tsumcorite
Tungstenite
Tungstite
Turanite
'Turgite'
Turquoise
Tvalchrelidzeite
Tyrolite
Tyuyamunite
Ulexite
Ullmannite
Ulvöspinel
'UM1988-05-S:AgBiCuHgPb'
'UM1988-06-S:AgBiCuHgPb'
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
Uranocircite
Uranophane
Uranopilite
Uranospinite
Uvarovite
'Uvite'
Uytenbogaardtite (TL)
Valentinite
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Vanalite
'Vanoxite'
Variscite
var: Redondite
Vashegyite
Vauquelinite
Vermiculite
'Vernadite'
Vésigniéite
Vesuvianite
Veszelyite
Vikingite
Violarite
Vivianite
Vladimirite
Volborthite
Voltaite
Vysotskite
'Wad'
Wairakite
Wakabayashilite
Walentaite
Wardite
Wavellite
Weberite
Weeksite
Weilite
Weissbergite (TL)
Whitecapsite (TL)
Whitlockite
Wickenburgite
Willemite
Witherite
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
Woodruffite
Wroewolfeite
Wulfenite
Wurtzite
Xanthoconite
Xenotime-(Y)
Zálesíite
Zapatalite
'Zaratite'
Zeolite Group
Zeunerite
'Zincaluminite'
Zincite
Zinclipscombite (TL)
Zincolibethenite
Zinkenite
'Zinnwaldite'
Zippeite
Zircon
Zoisite
var: Thulite
Zunyite


1135 entries listed. 838 valid minerals. 42 type localities (valid minerals). 2 type localities (others).

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References

Castor, S. B. & Ferdock, G. C. (2004): Minerals of Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 31, in assocation with University of Nevada Press, Reno & Las Vegas, 512 pp.

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Online Documents OF06-19 - Nevada Uranium and Thorium Occurrences.

External Links

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/mdfiles/mdfiles.htm [Nevada Mining District Files]

http://mrdata.usgs.gov/sgmc/nv.html (Geological map USGS)

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