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Black Wonder Occurrence, Quartz Creek Pegmatite District, Gunnison Co., Colorado, USAi
Regional Level Types
Black Wonder OccurrenceOccurrence
Quartz Creek Pegmatite DistrictMining District
Gunnison Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 33' 57'' North , 106° 39' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gunnison6,076 (2018)22.7km
Maysville135 (2011)41.4km
Crested Butte1,579 (2017)43.8km
Mount Crested Butte801 (2012)45.6km


REF:Deposit:: STAATZ, 1955, USGS P.P. 265, P. 59
Deposit:: CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 9,65
Commodities (Major) - Iron
Development Status: Occurrence
Host Rock Unit: Weber Formation
Host Rock: Hornblendite, Gneiss

REF:MINOBRAS 1974STAATZ AND TRITES, 1955, GEOLOGY OF THE QUARTZ CREEK PEGMATITE DISTRICT, USGS PROF. PAPER 26
Commodities (Major) - Feldspar, Beryllium, Niobium (Columbium), Tantalum, REE; (Trace) - Quartz, Beryllium
Development Status: Past Producer

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; USGS Proffesional Paper 265
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: USGS Proffesional Paper 265
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: USGS Proffesional Paper 265
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Reference: USGS Proffesional Paper 265
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: USGS Proffesional Paper 265
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: USGS Proffesional Paper 265
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: USGS Proffesional Paper 265
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Monazite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; USGS Proffesional Paper 265

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Martite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Hematite
var: Martite
-Fe2O3
'Monazite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe HematiteFe2O3

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