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Manhattan District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 32' 20'' North , 117° 4' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.5387972222, -117.074952778


Gold was discovered in Manhattan in 1905, although some mining had taken place in 1866. Peak production was reached in 1911 from underground mines as well as placer operations.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Azurite

Balkanite

'Barrandite'

Baryte

Beryl

Bismoclite

Bornite

Brochantite

Calcite

Carnotite

Cerussite

Cervantite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Claudetite

Daubréeite

Dolomite

Dumortierite

Epsomite

Eskimoite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Galena

'Garnierite'

Getchellite

Gold

Guérinite

Gustavite

Gypsum

Haidingerite

'Halloysite'

Hörnesite

Hübnerite

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Hypercinnabar

Kaolinite

Kermesite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Lechatelierite

Lillianite

'Limonite'

Lindströmite

Malachite

Marcasite

Melanterite

Metastibnite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Muscovite

var: Leverrierite

var: Sericite

Opal

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Pararealgar

Pavonite

Pharmacolite

Phosphosiderite

Pitticite

Pseudomalachite ?

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

Realgar

Rößlerite

Sarmientite

Scheelite

Schumacherite

Scorodite ?

Senarmontite

Silver

Sphalerite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Strengite

var: Aluminian Strengite

Sulphur

Tangeite

Tetrahedrite

'Tourmaline'

Turanite

Turquoise

Valentinite

Variscite

Vashegyite

Vladimirite

Volborthite

'Wad'

Wakabayashilite

Wardite

Whitecapsite (TL)


82 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Phanerozoic : 78.9 ± 1.8 Ma to 16.0 ± 0.5 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
  Neogene
   Miocene
ⓘ Adularia (youngest age)16.0 ± 0.5 MaGold Hill, Manhattan, Manhattan District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
    
   
  Paleogene
   Eocene
ⓘ K Feldspar (youngest age)55.3 ± 3.5 Ma
    
  
 Mesozoic
  Cretaceous
   Late Cretaceous
ⓘ K Feldspar (oldest age)68.7 ± 1.6 Ma
ⓘ Adularia (oldest age)74.5 ± 1.7 Ma
ⓘ Muscovite (youngest age)74.6 ± 2.7 Ma
ⓘ Muscovite (oldest age)78.9 ± 1.8 Ma

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma
Alluvium, undifferentiated

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Unit is present in all counties. Some counties divided the alluvium into younger and older units, and some did not. For those that did not, or used other generalized terms for Quaternary rocks, the unit Qal has been used for the general undivided alluvium. Additionally, when polygons have been edited and changed to alluvium, Qal was used as the general value; hence it now is present in all counties. Qya-Younger alluvium: Map unit is used in Churchill, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, and Lincoln Counties where geologic information suggests better-defined younger versus older alluvium. It is mostly interchangeable with Qal, except that it implies some specifically younger Quaternary deposits.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium,fine alluvium}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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References

Ferguson, Henry G. (1917) Placer deposits of the Manhattan District, Nevada (76322 N). US Geological Survey, Bull. 640-J.

Ferguson, Henry G. (1924) Geology and ore deposits of the Manhattan district, Nevada. US Geological Survey, Bull. 723.

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