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Coso Hot Springs deposit, Coso Hot Springs, Coso Mining District (New Coso Mining District), Coso Mts (Coso Range), Inyo Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Coso Hot Springs depositDeposit
Coso Hot SpringsHot Springs
Coso Mining District (New Coso Mining District)Mining District
Coso Mts (Coso Range)Mountain Range
Inyo Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 2' 45'' North , 117° 46' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Olancha192 (2015)33.8km
Inyokern1,099 (2018)44.5km
China Lake Acres1,876 (2011)45.1km
Searles Valley1,739 (2011)45.2km
Ridgecrest28,780 (2017)47.9km


A Hg occurrence located in sec. 4, T22S, R39E, MDM, on military reservation land (China Lake Naval Ordnance Test Station). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

NOTE: The USGS MRDS database and MAS-MILS files pertain to the geothermal resource of the deposit.

Mineralization is a Hg deposit in an active thermal area in rhyolite containing sulfates. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

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25 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Habit: Fibrous
Description: Occurs at fumaroles.
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 263.
Botryogen
Formula: MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Reference: Hasenmueller, E. A., & Bish, D. L. (2005, March). The hydration and dehydration of hydrous ferric iron sulfates. In 36th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 36).
Butlerite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
'Clays'
Clinoferrosilite
Formula: Fe2+SiO3
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org/scfm/california/i.htm.
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Russ Rizzo Collection
Ferricopiapite
Formula: Fe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
Reference: Fanfani, L., A. Nunzi, P.F. Zanazzi, and A.R. Zanzari (1973) The copiapite problem; the crystal structure of ferrian copiapite. American Mineralogist: 58: 314-322; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 274.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Kornelite
Formula: Fe2(SO4)3 · 7H2O
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Parabutlerite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Rhomboclase
Formula: (H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Voltaite
Formula: K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Metacinnabar2.CB.05aHgS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Botryogen7.DC.25MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Butlerite7.DC.10Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Coquimbite7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Ferricopiapite7.DB.35Fe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Kornelite7.CB.60Fe2(SO4)3 · 7H2O
Parabutlerite7.DC.10Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Rhomboclase7.CB.55(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Voltaite7.CC.25K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinoferrosilite9.DA.10Fe2+SiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clays'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Metacinnabar2.8.2.3HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
Hydrated Acid Sulfates
Rhomboclase29.1.1.1(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Coquimbite29.8.3.1Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Kornelite29.8.2.1Fe2(SO4)3 · 7H2O
Miscellaneous
Voltaite29.9.1.1K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Botryogen31.9.6.1MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Butlerite31.9.1.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Parabutlerite31.9.2.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Ferricopiapite31.10.5.4Fe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Clinoferrosilite65.1.1.2Fe2+SiO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clays'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KorneliteFe2(SO4)3 · 7H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H ParabutleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
H VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
H Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
H BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KorneliteFe2(SO4)3 · 7H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O ParabutleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
O Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
O ClinoferrosiliteFe2+SiO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
O BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O CristobaliteSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
SiSilicon
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ClinoferrosiliteFe2+SiO3
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si CristobaliteSiO2
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S CinnabarHgS
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
S CovelliteCuS
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S KorneliteFe2(SO4)3 · 7H2O
S MetacinnabarHgS
S ParabutleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SulphurS8
S VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
S Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
S BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe KorneliteFe2(SO4)3 · 7H2O
Fe ParabutleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Fe Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Fe ClinoferrosiliteFe2+SiO3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
Fe BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MetacinnabarHgS

References

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Warner, Thor (1930) Mercury deposit in Coso Range, Inyo County, California: California Mining Bureau. Report 26: 59-63.
Murdoch, Joseph and Webb, Robert W. (1966) Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 262.
Fanfani, L., Nunzi, A., Zanazzi, P.F., and Zanzari, A.R. (1973) The copiapite problem; the crystal structure of ferrian copiapite. American Mineralogist: 58: 314-322.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983) Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 263, 273, 274, 276.
Hasenmueller, E.A. and Bish, D.L. (2005) The hydration and dehydration of hydrous ferric iron sulfates. In: 36th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 36, March).
USGS (2005) Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10260962.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270415.

USGS MRDS Record:10260962

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